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Reflections | Thomas Rolfs, Trumpet
Bt_movie_not_in_use Cichowicz warm up. Playing long tones with moving notes 00h:00m:03s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Playing and moving freely without tension 00h:00m:41s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Technique and playing melodically are equally important. Make your instrument sing 00h:02m:05s


Tom Rolfs, Principal Trumpet of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, talks about warmup techniques and shares some advice for trumpet players

Instruments:
Trumpet



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Thomas Rolfs
Trumpet

Thomas Rolfs is Principal Trumpet of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops. He joined the BSO trumpet section in 1991, serving first as fourth trumpet and later as Associate Principal Trumpet. As a student, Mr. Rolfs was a Tanglewood Music Center Fellow in 1978, going on to earn his Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Minnesota, and a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University. He returned to Minnesota in 1986 for a five-year tenure with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.