Praised as “one of the finest trumpeters of his generation,” John Marchiando currently serves as Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico. Additionally, he performs as Principal Trumpet with the New Mexico Philharmonic, Trumpeter in the Summit Brass and Trumpeter in Tromba Mundi.
Marchiando appeared as Principal Trumpet with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra from 2006 until it’s untimely demise in 2011, and has also held positions with the Phoenix Symphony and Arizona Opera. He has performed as Guest Principal Trumpet with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and Santa Fe Symphony, and has appeared with many other notable ensembles, such as the Santa Fe Opera, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Fountain City Brass Band, Santa Fe Chamber Music, Chatter 20-21, Santa Fe New Music, and the Figueroa Music and Arts Project .
A committed music educator, Marchiando has given master classes and clinics worldwide, including at renowned institutions such as the Rafael Méndez Brass Institute, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), University of Illinois, University of Colorado, University of Denver, Royal Northern College of Music (UK), Messiah College, and West Chester University (PA). He has served as adjudicator for the National Trumpet Competition and for state competitions and festivals in New Mexico and Arizona. John also appears regularly as a clinician at high schools across the southwest. Previously, Dr. Marchiando held positions on the faculties of the University of Toledo and Arizona State University.
Active also as a soloist, John has performed with ensembles across the globe, including appearances with the Summit Brass, Denver Municipal Band, New Mexico Philharmonic, United States Navy Band, Santa Fe Symphony, Albuquerque Concert Band, Canticum Novum, La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, Chatter 20-21, and more. He has performed recitals and solos at the International Trumpet Guild Conference, Rafael Méndez Brass Institute, Thailand Brass and Percussion Conference, International Trumpet Festival at West Chester University, National Trumpet Competition, CBDNA National Conference, and at universities and high schools worldwide.
“Dr. John Marchiando expects a lot from himself and his students. The standards and work ethic instilled in me as a member of John’s studio at UNM have allowed me to thrive as a musician in the United States Army. John’s consummate musicianship, beautiful sound and meticulous attention to detail will forever influence my playing and teaching. John’s passion for his students and the trumpet are truly contagious and are a continuous source of inspiration.”
–Joseph Gray, 42R Army Bandsman, Maneuver Center for Excellence Band, Fort Benning, GA
Marchiando can be heard on recordings on the Accord, Centaur, Summit and Stemming record labels and has also done projects for National Public Radio and the Public Broadcasting System. His most recent recording, Arrows of Time, with the University of New Mexico Wind Symphony, includes works for solo trumpet and band by James Stephenson and Joseph Turrin. He has recorded two albums with Tromba Mundi, and has also recorded as a member of Summit Brass. As a music producer, John has worked on several ventures for the Summit Records label by the Summit Brass and the University of New Mexico Wind Symphony.
John received degrees from the University of Michigan (B.M. ’92, M.M. ’95) and completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Arizona State University in 2004. His dissertation, The Rafael Méndez Online Library (http://mendezlibrary.asu.edu), is the official website of the Rafael Méndez Library housed at Arizona State.
Dr. Marchiando has been extremely fortunate to study with some of the greatest trumpet virtuosi in the world, including David Hickman, Armando Ghitalla, Charles Daval, Raymond Mase, Chris Gekker and Ramon Parcells.
John Marchiando is an S.E. Shires performing artist.