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Edmund Cord

Professor of Music (Trumpet)

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East Studio Building, JS304



  • B.M., Bachelor of Music, Indiana University, 1972

Edmund Cord is professor of music (trumpet) at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He has been principal trumpet of the Israel Philharmonic, Utah Symphony, and Santa Fe Opera, and a soloist with Israel Philharmonic, Bangkok Symphony, and Utah Symphony. He has been guest principal trumpet with the symphony orchestras of Saint Louis, Indianapolis, Houston, and San Diego. Cord has performed with Doc Severinsen, Ella Fitzgerald, Henry Mancini, Marvin Hamlisch, the Moody Blues, and others in jazz and commercial genres, and he is in demand for commercial recording sessions. He performs frequently with the Indianapolis Symphony, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Broadway touring companies, big bands, and other ensembles. Cord was brass coach and trumpet faculty of the Asian Youth Orchestra (1994-2000) and director of the Thailand Brass Festival (2004-09). Since 2015 he has been principal trumpet and on the faculty of the FOOSA Festival in California. A charter member of the International Trumpet Guild, Cord coaches and conducts various ensembles and is director of the Brass Choir at the Jacobs School. His former students hold performance and teaching positions in orchestras, colleges, and service bands in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Israel, Australia, Japan, Thailand, and Singapore. Cord has presented master classes, clinics, and workshops in brass performance in Australia, Israel, and throughout Asia and North America. He is a former student of Max Woodbury, Herbert Mueller, Louis Davidson, Charles Gorham, Thomas Stevens, and Arnold Jacobs.