A native of Chicago and graduate of Juilliard (B.M., M.M.), Edward Carroll is a trumpeter, conductor, and teacher of international stature. In addition to his position at the Bard College Conservatory of Music, he serves as professor of trumpet and coordinator of Brass Studies at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and is a senior lecturer at Dartmouth College. His students occupy important positions and have won medals in competitions all over the world, including Ellsworth Smith (2012) and Lieksa (2012). Previous appointments include associate professor at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music (2007-2011, assuming the role of brass area chair in 2009), the International Chair of Brass Studies at London’s Royal Academy of Music, and professor of trumpet at the Rotterdam (NL) Conservatory. Edward Carroll is the director of the Center for Advanced Musical Studies at Chosen Vale which hosts the world renowned Chosen Vale International Trumpet Seminar, where he is joined on the faculty by such trumpeters as Hakan Hardenberger, John Wallace, Markus Stockhausen, Gabriele Cassone, Mark Gould, and Stephen Burns.
Mr. Carroll has served as principal trumpet of the Rotterdam Philharmonic (James Conlon, Jeffrey Tate, and Valery Gergiev, music directors), the San Diego Symphony (David Atherton), and as associate principal trumpet of the Houston Symphony (Lawrence Foster), touring most of the world’s major concert halls and festivals, and recording for Sony, EMI, Virgin, and Erato. A frequent guest with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Edward Carroll directed, recorded, and toured with the New York Trumpet Ensemble from 1979 to 1988. He has performed with the London Sinfonietta, Speculum Musicae, Music Today, I Musici di Montreal, Orpheus, the Bach Aria Group, the Handel and Haydn Society (Boston), and as soloist with many North American and European orchestras. Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Larry Polansky, Anne LeBaron, Bruce Adolphe, and Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Moravec are among the many composers that have written new music for him, and his many solo recordings can be found on the Sony, Vox, MHS, and Newport Classic labels.
Mr. Carroll has presented master classes at the Juilliard, Eastman, and Manhattan Schools of Music, the Curtis Institute, Rice and Northwestern Universities, the Universities of Michigan and North Texas, the Interlochen Arts Academy, North Carolina School for the Arts, the Tanglewood Institute, as well as at the St. Petersburg Conservatory “Rimsky Korsakov” (Russia), Shanghai Conservatory (China), Bremen Trumpet Academy and Hochschule für Musik Köln (Germany), Sofia Conservatory (Bulgaria), Kuopio Conservatory (Finland), Novara Conservatorio “Guido Cantelli” and Bergamo Conservatorio “Gaetano Donizetti” (Italy), Semana de la Trompeta Peruana (Lima), and in the UK at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (Glasgow), Royal Academy of Music (London), and Royal Northern Conservatory (Manchester). He is a frequent adjudicator of international competitions, including the Concert Artists Guild, Young Concert Artists, and Chamber Music America.