BIOGRAPHY

Internationally acclaimed trumpeter Marc Reese is best known for his near two decade tenure in the Empire Brass Quintet.  As a member of the quintet, he toured the globe entertaining audiences and inspiring brass players with the quintet’s signature sound and virtuosity. 

Mr. Reese is also highly regarded as an orchestral musician having performed on multiple occasions with the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra and the Boston Symphony.  He has performed at many of the world’s prestigious summer festivals including Tanglewood, Ravinia, Blossom, Marlboro and the Pacific Music Festival, where he also served on the faculty.  Mr. Reese appears on numerous recordings with the Empire Brass, has recorded with the Boston Pops and was featured on the Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s George Rochberg recording.

Since leaving the quintet, Mr. Reese has embarked on several exciting projects. He has designed and produced a new mouthpiece with master craftsman Ken Larson called Reesepiece and completed a recording of recital pieces for trumpet and piano with his wife, pianist Lisa Leonard, entitled The Other Trumpet.  In addition, Mr. Reese recently authored an eBook that focuses on efficient double tonguing practice entitled Repurposing Clarke.

Mr. Reese is dedicated to the promotion of new music having commissioned many new works for the trumpet in various settings and has participated in multiple premiere performances. He has created dozens of arrangements for both the trumpet and brass quintet and previously served on the board of the Florida State Music Teachers Association as its Composition Commissioning Chair.  He is a current board member of the International Trumpet Guild where he serves as a member of the Commissions Committee.

Mr. Reese focuses a great deal of his time on education serving as Assistant Dean and Brass Department Head for Lynn University’s Conservatory of Music.  He is in great demand as a master clinician and frequently performs and adjudicates at international brass conferences and competitions.  He has written articles for multiple brass publications and is currently the contributing editor of the International Trumpet Guild Journal’s Chamber Connection, a recurring column that deals with the many facets of brass chamber music. 

As a young artist, Mr. Reese spent his summers at Tanglewood and attended Juilliard’s preparatory division where he studied with Mel Broiles and Mark Gould.  He received his BM from Boston University as a student of Roger Voisin and his MM from the New England Conservatory studying with Tim Morrison.

 
 
 
 

BIOGRAPHY

Internationally acclaimed trumpeter Marc Reese is best known for his near two-decade tenure in the Empire Brass Quintet.  As a member of the quintet, he toured the globe entertaining audiences and inspiring brass players with the quintet’s signature sound and virtuosity. 

Mr. Reese is highly regarded as an orchestral musician having performed on multiple occasions with the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra and the Boston Symphony.  He has performed at many of the world’s great summer festivals including Tanglewood, Ravinia, Blossom, Marlboro and the Pacific Music Festival and has recorded for Telarc with the Empire Brass and for Sony with the Boston Pops. 

Mr. Reese serves as Assistant Dean and Brass Department Head for Lynn University’s Conservatory of Music.  He is in great demand as a master clinician and frequently performs and adjudicates at international brass conferences and competitions.  Mr. Reese is the contributing editor of the International Trumpet Guild Journal’s Chamber Connection and has written an iBook on developing double tonguing entitled Repurposing Clarke

 

 

Listen

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Off stage trumpeters Smith, Emery, Whitacre, Reese
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Empire Brass plays Dvorak's Slavonic Dance No.5
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Neruda Concerto - Performed by Marc Reese at a masterclass in Brazil
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Empire Brass plays Manuel de Falla's Ritual Fire Dance
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Listen

Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival 

Selections from Walton’s Facade
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   Excerpt 2

   Excerpt 3

   Excerpt 4

   Excerpt 5

   Excerpt 6

Marrowstone Music Festival

Selections from Martinu’s La Revue de Cuisine

    Tango
    Finale

Las Vegas Music Festival

Blue from Bold, Blue and Bright by James Stephenson III

 
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Neruda Concerto - Performed by Marc Reese at a masterclass in Brazil
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Empire Brass plays Manuel de Falla's Ritual Fire Dance
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Empire Brass plays Dvorak's Slavonic Dance No.5
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Off stage trumpeters Smith, Emery, Whitacre, Reese
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Discography

PEDAGOGY

In addition to his role as trumpet professor, Mr. Reese serves as Assistant Dean and Brass Department Head for Lynn University’s Conservatory of Music.

Lynn’s brass department has a thoughtfully crafted brass curriculum that provides the tools necessary to succeed as a brass player in today’s challenging music world. What sets Lynn apart from other performance-driven institutions is our intimate studio size.

All students enrolled at Lynn begin playing in our ensembles from the day they arrive. Whether they are a freshman or graduate student, they fully participate in all of our ensembles. These ensembles include orchestra, wind ensemble, brass orchestral repertoire class, brass ensemble and chamber music. Individual performance opportunities include mock auditions, juries and a weekly performance forum where the entire conservatory comes together to perform for each other in the presence of the faculty. Lynn is an extraordinary place to be.

PEDAGOGY

In addition to his role as trumpet professor, Mr. Reese serves as Assistant Dean and Brass Department Head for Lynn University’s Conservatory of Music.

Lynn’s brass department has a thoughtfully crafted brass curriculum that provides the tools necessary to succeed as a brass player in today’s challenging music world. What sets Lynn apart from other performance-driven institutions is our intimate studio size.

All students enrolled at Lynn begin playing in our ensembles from the day they arrive. Whether they are a freshman or graduate student, they fully participate in all of our ensembles. These ensembles include orchestra, wind ensemble, brass orchestral repertoire class, brass ensemble and chamber music. Individual performance opportunities include mock auditions, juries and a weekly performance forum where the entire conservatory comes together to perform for each other in the presence of the faculty. Lynn is an extraordinary place to be.

 

Mr. Reese has performed at many of the world’s great summer festivals including Tanglewood, Ravinia, Blossom, Marlboro and the Pacific Music Festival. He currently spends his summer teaching and performing at the Luzerne Music Center in Lake Luzerne, NY.