Pictures on Acid, The 3 Simple Truths of Trumpet Playing, and Why Success Can be Terrifying with Tom Hooten

Thomas Hooten, Principal Trumpet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, is one of the world’s most prominent classical trumpeters today. He can be heard on numerous recordings with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the National Brass Ensemble.Tom began his career in 2000 with a trumpet/cornet position in “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in Washington, D.C., where he was often a featured soloist. He went on to join the Indianapolis Symphony as Assistant Principal Trumpet in 2004, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as Principal Trumpet in 2006, and the LA Philharmonic in 2012. He released “Trumpet Call,” his first solo album, in 2011.Thomas is an active soloist and has appeared with many groups, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, “The President’s Own” US Marine Band, United States Air Force Band, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra. As an orchestral and chamber musician, he has performed with ensembles such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, Grand Teton Music Festival, Harrisburg Symphony, and the Baltimore Symphony.Here's what you'll hear in this episode with Tom Hooten:-What has Tom fired up about trumpet, life, and how the two intersect...01:30-Why success can be terrifying...12:40-Discoveries made producing the album Trumpet Call...15:40-How one grows as a teacher as he grows as a person...21:44-Knowing when to teach, and when to let the student learn to teach themselves...30:51-Geeking out on the new concerto to be performed w/ the L.A. Phil...42:22-How a younger Tom Hooten would have responded to the challenges the present-day Tom Hooten embraces with fire in the eyes...45:15The Big LeapZero to One by Peter ThielGabriel CassoneTime to Think and More Time to Think by Mary KleinCredits:Trumpet Dynamics: The Story of the Trumpet, In the Words of Those Who Play ItHost: James NewcombGuest: Tom HootenOpening music: "Folklore" by Big Big TrainClosing music: "Creepin' With Clark" written and performed by Mike VaxAudio editing by: James NewcombShow notes prepared by: Podcast Artistry™

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