Aaron Copland School of Music Faculty

   Vincent Penzarella (Adjunct Professor)

Fields of Study:
Trumpet Performance

Degrees and Studies:
M.M., Curtis Institute of Music

Biographical Information:
Trumpeter Vincent Penzarella joined the New York Philharmonic in 1977, after eight years' membership in the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. He is a native of Philadelphia and a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he was a full scholarship student and earned a master's degree in three years. During that period he also performed as a substitute player with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and played with the University of Pennsylvania band and the Temple University orchestra and band. Following graduation he studied with Arnold Jacobs and former New York Philharmonic Co-Principal Trumpeter John Ware. Mr. Penzarella has played principal trumpet with the Baltimore Symphony, the New York City Opera Orchestra and the North Carolina Symphony. He is also a former member of the Brass Arts Quintet.

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