Praised as a “first rate” soloist with a “crystal-clear sound,” John Marchiando serves as Principal Trumpet of the New Mexico Philharmonic
Marchiando has held positions with the Phoenix Symphony and Arizona Opera and has also performed as Guest Principal Trumpet with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and Santa Fe Symphony. He has appeared with many other notable ensembles such as the Summit Brass, Santa Fe Opera, Tromba Mundi, Chatter: A Chamber Ensemble, Santa Fe New Music, and the Toledo Symphony .
A committed music educator, Marchiando has given masterclasses and clinics worldwide and currently serves on the brass faculties of the University of New Mexico and the Rafael Méndez Brass Institute, where he performs with the world-renown Summit Brass. John has also 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, the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, Chatter: A Chamber Ensemble, and the Church of Beethoven. He has performed recitals and solos at the International Trumpet Guild Conference, the International Trumpet Festival at Westchester University, the CBDNA National Conference, the University of New Mexico, the University of Illinois, Colorado College and both the Conservatório de Musica in Tatuí and Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp) in Brazil.
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. As a music producer, John has completed several projects for Summit Records, including the two live performance recordings by the Summit Brass and the University of New Mexico Wind Symphony release “Fascinating Ribbons”, featuring tubist, Sam Pilafian.
“Dr. Marchiando is one of the finest trumpeters of his generation. He is an experienced soloist, chamber, and orchestral performer who brings a great deal of experience and enthusiasm to his teaching. He is also one of finest personalities I have ever worked with.”
–David Hickman, Regents Professor, Arizona State University
John received degrees from the University of Michigan (B.M. ’92, M.M. ’95) and most recently completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Arizona State University (2004). His dissertation, The Rafael Méndez Online Library (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.
In his free time, John enjoys playing golf, reading Sci-Fi novels, listening to his Rush records and watching baseball games. A baseball fanatic, John hopes each new season is the one where his beloved Milwaukee Brewers return to the playoffs.
John Marchiando is a S.E. Shires performing artist.