Hello, and thanks for taking a look at my blog!

I’m currently Professor of Music and Director of the Center for Dance, Music, and Theatre at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland (USA), where I conduct the college orchestra and teach music history as well as trumpet lessons. Between 1997 and 2014 I was the Music Director and Conductor of the Frederick Symphony Orchestra. As a professional trumpeter, I have performed and recorded with several groups including the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Baltimore’s Bach Concert Series, the Handel Choir of Baltimore, the Bach Sinfonia, the Washington Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, and Newberry’s Victorian Cornet Band. I currently serve on the Board of he Directors of the International Trumpet Guild and have published several articles and reviews in the ITG Journal . My work has also appeared in the Heritage Band Encyclopedia, the Conductors Guild Journal, The Brass Herald, Alta Musica, and The New Grove Dictionary of American Music. For more information about my books and musical editions, click the link for “Publications” above.




Interview on Trumpetland.com (January 2018)

Interview on Trumpet Journey Blog (November 2012)


  1. Elisa:
    Enjoyed watching the performances on Utube, the sound and video quality are quite good. You are missing all the fun here with the Artic-like weather, oh well. I know it will be hard to leave that wonderful place at Paderdon. We look forward to having you back. Have a safe trip.

  2. Hi,
    Realy liked your video about the development of the horn! It’s a great educational material. I don’t remember seeing any video like this about the horn.

    Could you please open the possibility to add translations? Would really like to show this to my horn students…

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