Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Trumpet Player Tom Hooten Joins Yamaha Artist Roster

11/1/2007 [Brass/Woodwinds]

Rising Trumpet Star Signs with Yamaha

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, has recently signed Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Principal Trumpet Tom Hooten to its artist roster.

Tom Hooten
Yamaha Artist Tom Hooten
Born in Tampa, Florida, Hooten earned a Bachelors of Music in music performance from the University of South Florida and a Masters in Music from Rice University. His major teachers included Armando Ghitalla, Don Owen, Robert Smith and John Hagstrom. He completed a four-year tour of duty with the United States Marine Band, "The President's Own," and was featured soloist for a seven-week national tour. He has performed with the Baltimore, National, Harrisburg, New World, Florida and Florida West Coast symphony orchestras and has participated in the Tanglewood, Round Top and Aspen music festivals.

"Yamaha is the instrument of choice by top musicians around the world," said Yamaha Band and Orchestral Division Education Marketing Manager John Wittmann. "We are extremely honored to be associated with such renowned artists and rising stars as Tom Hooten, and are certain that his success will only continue."

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is regarded as one of the most creative and innovative orchestras in North America. The 95-member symphony is complemented by the acclaimed Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. Serving as the cornerstone for musical performance and training in an area extending far beyond the city's borders, the ASO reaches nearly half a million people through its various concert series and its diverse initiatives in music education and outreach. The orchestra performs more than 200 concerts each year, with its main subscription series augmented by pops series, family concerts, and a full summer schedule including classical, pops, and free parks concerts. Its educational concerts for young people are consistently sold out and, along with outreach initiatives in schools and community centers, serve more than 50,000 young musicians annually.

For more information, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, 39 West Jackson Place, Suite 150, Indianapolis, IN; telephone (317) 524-6270; email; or visit

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