Chair, Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion
MM Northwestern University
Kevin Hartman maintains a very active performance schedule in addition to his teaching duties. He performs frequently with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and has played on numerous concerts, recordings and tours with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, including two Grammy winning recordings. Conductors he has worked for include Sir Georg Solti, Pierre Boulez, Bernard Haitink, Daniel Barenboim, Claudio Abbado, Zubin Mehta, Christoph Eschenbach, Michael Tilson Thomas, and many others. He has served as principal trumpet with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, the Ravinia Festival Orchestra, the Lancaster Festival Orchestra, and assistant principal with the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He is a member of the Fulcrum Point New Music Project, a founding member of the Asbury Brass Quintet and was formerly a member of the Chicago Brass Quintet. On the commercial side, he has spent countless hours in the theater pits of Chicago during runs of Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins, Showboat, Beauty and the Beast, Miss Saigon, West Side Story, and has performed with Doc Severinsen, Arturo Sandoval, Celine Dion, Peter Cetera, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Enrique Eglasias, Dennis DeYoung, Yes, the Temptations, the Manhattan Transfer and many others.