The 45th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference
The Hyatt Regency • Columbus, Ohio • 5.26.20 – 5.30.20
Session: Playing trumpet in a military band: The how-to survival guide of performing band music and not destroying your chops
Christopher Sala grew up in Clifton Park, NY and Wilbraham, MA. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music in Music Education and Trumpet Performance and a Master of Music degree from The Florida State University in Trumpet Performance, where he was a member of the faculty brass quintet. He was the first place winner of the International Trumpet Guild Solo Competition, the ITG Mock Orchestra Competition, and the second place winner of the National Trumpet Competition. He has also been a semi-finalist in the Vassily Brandt Competition in Saratov, Russia and the Maurice André Competition in Paris and toured Internationally with Atlantic Brass and Epic Brass.
He currently serves as principal trumpet (solo cornet) and concertmaster of the United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C., where he is a frequent soloist. In his Navy Band career he has performed for the last three Presidents and often plays for several Foreign Dignitaries and Government Officials each year. He is also the principal trumpet of the Annapolis Symphony and performs with the Baltimore Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Maryland Symphony, Baltimore Choral Arts and Bayfield Brass.