The 45th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference

6.01.21 – 6.05.21

Marc Reese


Internationally acclaimed trumpeter Marc Reese is best known for his near two decade tenure in the Empire Brass Quintet.  As a member of the quintet, he toured the globe entertaining audiences and inspiring brass players with the quintet’s signature sound and virtuosity. 

Mr. Reese is also highly regarded as an orchestral musician having performed on multiple occasions with the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra and the Boston Symphony.  He has performed at many of the world’s prestigious summer festivals including Tanglewood, Ravinia, Blossom, Marlboro and the Pacific Music Festival.  He is currently a faculty member at the Interlochen Arts Camp in the summertime.  Mr. Reese appears on numerous recordings with the Empire Brass, and has recorded with John Williams and the Boston Pops.

Since leaving the quintet, Mr. Reese has embarked on several exciting projects. He has designed and produced a mouthpiece with master craftsman Ken Larson called Reesepiece and completed a recording of recital pieces for trumpet and piano with his wife, pianist Lisa Leonard, entitled The Other Trumpet.  In addition, Mr. Reese recently authored an iBook that focuses on efficient double tonguing practice entitled Repurposing Clarke.  In 2018, Mr. Reese created a trumpet competition to honor his teacher and mentor, Roger Voisin which is held biennially at Lynn University.


Mr. Reese has always been a strong advocate for new music having commissioned more than a dozen new works for the trumpet in various settings and has participated in numerous premiere performances. As a member of the International Trumpet Guild Board of Directors, Mr. Reese served on the Commissions Committee and has also served on the board of the Florida State Music Teachers Association as its Composition Commissioning Chair.


Mr. Reese focuses a great deal of his time on education serving as Assistant Dean and Brass Department Head for Lynn University’s Conservatory of Music.  He is in great demand as a master clinician and frequently performs and adjudicates at international brass conferences and competitions.  He has written articles for multiple brass publications and is currently the contributing editor of the International Trumpet Guild Journal’s Chamber Connection, a recurring column that deals with the many facets of brass chamber music.  Mr. Reese was honored with the 2019 Deanne and Gerald Gitner and Family Excellence in Teaching Award for his work at Lynn University.


As a young artist, Mr. Reese spent his summers at Tanglewood and attended Juilliard’s preparatory division where he studied with Mel Broiles and Mark Gould.  He received his BM from Boston University as a student of Roger Voisin and his MM from the New England Conservatory studying with Tim Morrison. 




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