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Sam Oatts

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A multi-faceted recording artist, Sam Oatts can be heard as the trumpet soloist on CBS Mornings. Playing the theme and incidental music featuring reinventions of the Abblasen fanfare, the show airs nationally Monday through Saturday, 7-9am on all CBS affiliates. Sam has also worked alongside indie acts and major label recording artists in the capacity of arranger, producer, contractor, trumpet soloist, and bassist. His solo 2013 rock record, Daybreak (under the moniker, “Hudson Hank”), was produced by Coldplay’s Guy Berryman reaching worldwide listenership and critical media acclaim.

He has performed in world renown clubs, concert halls, and theaters, from CBGBs to Carnegie Hall in 49 states and nearly 30 countries with orchestras, Broadway shows, big bands, and as a soloist/clinician. Notable Broadway national tour credits include An American in Paris, West Side Story, Wicked, Chicago, Fiddler on the Roof, Come Fly Away, and Chita Rivera: A Dancer’s Life. Recently, Sam settled in the American southwest, performing regularly with the Phoenix Symphony, Denver Brass, and his recent appointment as Associate Principal Trumpet with the New Mexico Philharmonic.

As an educator, Sam serves as Limited Term Instructor of Trumpet and Brass Area Chair at Kennesaw State University and previously taught at the University of Denver, Arizona State University, and Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona.

He received his BM from Manhattan School of Music, MM from the University of Denver, and is in the dissertation phase of a DMA from Arizona State University. His primary instructors were Jim Pandolfi, Mark Gould, Robert Sullivan, Peter Masseurs, Al Hood, and Josef Burgstaller.

Sam Oatts is a Bach Trumpet Performing Artist.

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Meet the Musicians

FIRST VIOLIN
Carmelo de los Santos
Karen McKinnon Concertmaster Chair
Sarah Tasker •••
Assistant Concertmaster
Ana María Quintero Muñoz
Joan Wang +
Heidi Deifel
Juliana Huestis
Barbara Rivers
Nicolle Maniaci
Barbara Scalf Morris

SECOND VIOLIN
Rachel Jacklin •
Carol Swift •••
Julanie Lee
Jessica Retana ++
Liana Austin
Lidija Peno-Kelly
Sheila McLay
Brad Richards

VIOLA
Laura Chang
Kimberly Fredenburgh •••
Allegra Askew
Christine Rancier
Laura Steiner
Michael Anderson
Lisa DiCarlo
Joan Hinterbichler
Laura Campbell

CELLO
Amy Huzjak
Jonathan Flaksman •••

Carla Lehmeier-Tatum
Ian Mayne-Brody
Dana Winograd
David Schepps
Lisa Collins
Elizabeth Purvis

BASS
Mark Tatum ••
Katherine Olszowka
Terry Pruitt
Marco Retana
Frank Murry

FLUTE
Valerie Potter
Esther Fredrickson
Jiyoun Hur ••+
Noah Livingston ••++

PICCOLO
Esther Fredrickson

OBOE
Kevin Vigneau
Amanda Talley

ENGLISH HORN
Melissa Peña ••+
Rebecca Ray ••++

CLARINET
Marianne Shifrin
Lori Lovato •••
Jeffrey Brooks

E-FLAT CLARINET
Lori Lovato

BASS CLARINET
Jeffrey Brooks

BASSOON
Stefanie Przybylska •
Denise Turner

HORN
Peter Erb •+
Alana Yee +++
Allison Tutton
Andrew Meyers
Maria Long ••••

TRUMPET
John Marchiando
Brynn Marchiando
Sam Oatts ••

TROMBONE
Aaron Zalkind
Byron Herrington

BASS TROMBONE
David Tall +
Robinson Schulze ++

TUBA
Richard White

TIMPANI
Micah Harrow •+

PERCUSSION
Jeff Cornelius
Kenneth Dean
Emily Corneliu

Principal •
Associate Principal ••
Assistant Principal •••
Assistant ••••
Leave +
One-year position ++
Half-year position +++