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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 was Principal Trumpet of the Israel Philharmonic, Utah Symphony, and Santa Fe Opera. He was 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.

Mr. Cord has performed with Doc Severinsen, Ella Fitzgerald, Henry Mancini, Marvin Hamlisch, the Moody Blues, and others in jazz and commercial genres. Often requested for commercial recording dates, he performs frequently with the Indianapolis Symphony, the Carmel Brass, Broadway touring companies, big bands, and other ensembles.

He has served as Director of the Bangkok Trumpet and Brass Festival since 2004 and from 1994-2000 was brass coach and the trumpet faculty of the Asian Youth Orchestra. A charter member of the International Trumpet Guild, Mr. Cord coaches and conducts various ensembles and is Director of the Indiana University Brass Choir. His former students have performance and teaching positions in orchestras, colleges, and service bands in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Israel, Australia, Japan, Thailand, and Singapore.

Mr. 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.