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Tom Hooten, Principal Trumpet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, on developing a deeper understanding of breathing technique


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Thomas Hooten

Thomas Hooten joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Principal Trumpet in the 2012-13 season. Mr. Hooten earned his Bachelor of Music from the University of South Florida and his Master of Music from Rice University. His primary trumpet teachers have included Armando Ghitalla, John Hagstrom and Don Owen. In 2000, Hooten earned a trumpet/cornet position with “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in Washington, D.C., where he was often a featured soloist. While still in the Marine Band, Hooten won the 2nd trumpet audition with the Richmond (VA) Symphony and continued to work with them through 2004. Following his four-year enlistment in the Marine Band, Mr. Hooten was Assistant Principal Trumpet of the Indianapolis Symphony for two seasons. He was then Principal Trumpet of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra from 2006-2012.