Introducing Camp Guest Artist, trumpet player in the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Kevin Finamore!
Kevin Finamore won the position of Second Trumpet in the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
in 2000. Prior to his Dallas Symphony tenure, Mr. Finamore performed with the
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Singapore Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, and the
Sun Valley Summer Music Festival. Mr. Finamore also performed as fellow and soloist at
Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. He can be heard on recordings by American Brass
Quintet, Dallas Symphony Brass Quintet and CancerBlows: The Legends. He has also
appeared as a soloist with the Dallas Symphony and can be heard on all the Dallas
Symphony Orchestra recordings since his tenure, as he is the longest tenured member of the
orchestra’s trumpet section.
Mr. Finamore joined the faculty of SMU Meadows School of the Arts in 2018 as
Adjunct Associate Professor of Trumpet. He was formerly a teacher for the
preparatory department of The Julliard School of Music. Mr. Finamore can be seen regularly at master classes and teaching sessions around North Texas, Oklahoma, and around the
south in high schools and universities including OSU, University of Kentucky, UNT,
Baylor, and University of North Carolina - Greensboro.
Prior to his studies in New York, Mr. Finamore received his Masters in Music from The
Juilliard School of Music and Bachelor of Music degree from the North Carolina School of
the Arts. His professors included Ray Mase, Chris Gekker, and Mark Gould. Kevin
Finamore is a staple of the DSO trumpet section and within the trumpet section
maintains the section sound and versatility. His responsibilities include regularly
rotating within the section and can often be heard playing principal trumpet on both
classics and pops.
Kevin is a Yamaha performing artist.
Pursuit of Music 2019 Summer Brass Camp
When: Monday, July 8th to Friday, July 12 (8am to 4pm each day with a 5pm performance on Friday night)
Where: Prosper High School
Who: For all students entering grade 7 through recently graduated high school seniors
For: All brass instruments
Cost: $330 early registration (before June 15th) or $350 for registration after June 15th
When registering, you will be given the option to pay in full or place a deposit of $125 (this amount will be applied towards the camp total). If you withdraw before the June 15th date, you will receive a full refund, but if you withdraw after the 15th, you will forfeit your camp deposit.
We are excited about offering the first annual Pursuit of Music Brass Summer camp! This camp will allow students to perfect their skills in a chamber music setting, and every camper will have access to some of the top brass professionals in the DFW area. Check back soon for information on our 2019 guest artist!!
You can register for the camp below.