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Lowell Hershey, Principal Trumpet

Biography

Principal trumpet of the Westchester Philharmonic, Mr. Hershey has performed extensively in the New York City metropolitan area. He has performed with the American Composers Orchestra, the American Symphony Orchestra, the Little Orchestra Society (principal since 1981), Brooklyn Philharmonia, St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble, the New York Philharmonic, the New York City Opera, visiting orchestras as an extra (Berlin Philharmonic, La Scala Opera Orchestra, London Philharmonic), ballet orchestras (New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Royal Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Joffery Ballet, Paul Taylor, Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey), and over 20 Broadway shows since 1970. Since 1988, he has been principal trumpet in The Phantom of the Opera.

Mr. Hershey has recorded for the American Composer's Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Westchester Philharmonic, the American Symphony Orchestra, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Gregg Smith Singers, Broadway show cast albums, PBS, ABC, NBC, CBS, films, records and radio and TV commercials.

Mr. Hershey was born in Wichita, Kansas, and began his trumpet studies in the studio of Cliff Sproul. A graduate of Wichita East High School class of 1965, Mr. Hershey attended Wichita State University for two years as a student of Walter Myers before transferring to the Juilliard School of Music, receiving B.M. and M.M. degrees while studying with Edward Treutel.