Loren Toplitz Trumpet. M.M., Cleveland Institute of Music. Recipient of the Bernard Adelstein Prize in Trumpet Performance from CIM. B.M., The Juilliard School. Winner of the Juilliard Community Service Fellowship. Principal teachers include Michael Sachs, Philip Smith, and Chris Gekker. Member, Akron Symphony Orchestra and Lancaster Festival Orchestra. Has played with numerous orchestras throughout the region, including The Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland Pops, Cleveland Opera Orchestra, Columbus Symphony, Canton Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, Chautauqua Symphony, as well as the Buffalo Philharmonic and the New World Symphony. Performed with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra and in Carnegie Hall as Principal Trumpet of the New York String Orchestra. Soloist with the Canton Symphony Chamber Orchestra and Chorus in a Cameo Concert, held at the Cultural Center for the Arts in Canton, Ohio. Featured performer with Concertante, a chamber ensemble based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Has performed with The Pointer Sisters, Peter Cetera, Wynona Judd, and Kenny Loggins. Can be heard on recordings with the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Akron Symphony, the Summit Choral Society, the Cleveland Pops, and the Lancaster Festival. Loren has performed with numerous music festivals, including the National Repertory Orchestra, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Chautauqua Music Festival, and the Baldwin-Wallace Bach Festival. Appeared on Public Television's "Reading Rainbow" and was heard on National Public Radio's "Performance Today." Former faculty member at the International Music Festival held at Baldwin-Wallace College. Appointed to CIM faculty, 2002.
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