First Call Horn Players at the Sonic Arts Center

Dan Levine, trombone (Bruce Springsteen, Fatboy Slim, David Byrne), Craig Johnson, trumpet, (Blood, Sweat, & Tears, Dizzy Gillespie, Aretha Franklin) and John Scarpulla  tenor sax (Billy Joel, John Mayer, Tower of Power, Ruben Blades) were recently at the Sonic Arts Center for a reading of student horn arrangements for our Instrumentation and Arranging for Commercial Music class. The student arrangers had the rare opportunity to hear their music played by first call players and receive invaluable feedback from them as well. The guys were impressed with the level of arranging. Dan remarked “You’ve created a real professional environment for these students, which is a rarity in colleges.”  Thanks Dan, Craig, and John.

Horn Section