Derek Fitting Trumpet



Shortly after arriving in Chicago in 2006 to attend the Chicago College of Performing Arts, Derek quickly established himself as an elite trumpet player. Equally comfortable in classical, commercial, rock and jazz, Derek is regularly seen performing throughout the Midwest with orchestras, operas, pit orchestras, small group jazz ensembles, rock and pop artists, as a featured soloist, and with the Temporal Brass Quintet of which he is a founding member. With a passion and dedication for the advancement of new music, Derek is a regular member of the Chicago Composers Orchestra and has also performed the world premiere of multiple new works for solo trumpet, chamber ensembles, orchestras, and operas.

In addition to his active performance career, Derek is equally active in education as a private lesson instructor and active clinician. Maintaining an active studio of over 40 students throughout the Chicagoland area and online, Derek passionately shares techniques and methods with his students, helping them to reach new heights in their playing and helping to pioneer the future of trumpet education. Many of his methods of teaching have been developed over years of studying with some of the worlds best trumpet players; including Rob Parton, Mark Ridenour(Chicago Symphony Orchestra), and Channing Philbrick (Chicago Lyric Opera).

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