Brandon Soloff is a native of Roswell, GA. He began his study of trumpet at age 10 and has since studied with Thomas Hooten (Principal Trumpet of the LA Philharmonic), Robert Murray, and the late Lew Soloff. Brandon graduated from Columbus State University's Schwob School of Music in Columbus, GA with a Bachelor of Music Education degree. Brandon has performed in wind bands and orchestras under the direction of Jamie L. Nix, Paul Hostetter, Craig Kirchhoff, Steven D. Davis, Eugene Corporon, Mallory Thompson, H. Robert Reynolds, Allan McMurray, Kevin Sedatole, and Gary Hill. 

In high school, Brandon participated in the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony (2012), Atlanta Trumpet Ensemble (2010-2012), Georgia Music Educator's Association All-State Bands (2010-2011), and the acclaimed Georgia Governors Honors Program (2011) as a trumpet major. Brandon has performed at the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, TN in 2015 with the Columbus State University Wind Ensemble. In addition to the CSU Wind Ensemble, Brandon also participated in the Columbus State University Philharmonic, Schwob Jazz Orchestra, Columbus State University Trumpet Ensemble (National Trumpet Competition Ensemble Semi-Finalists 2014-2016), and was the co-founder of the Blue River Brass Quintet. 

In addition to his studies and being a well-known member of the Columbus and Atlanta freelance music scene, Brandon also maintains a private studio of students and a busy teaching schedule as a Brass Instructor during Marching Band season. Brandon also was the Assistant Director of Operations and Production for the 25th Annual National Trumpet Competition which was hosted in Columbus, GA in March of 2016. 

Brandon student taught with Alfred Estep at John's Creek High School in John's Creek, GA. Brandon will start his teaching career in August of 2017 as the newest Director of Bands at Taylor Road Middle School in Fulton County. 

Brandon is currently a member of the Cobb Wind Symphony under the direction of Alfred Watkins. Brandon is a member of the International Trumpet Guild, Georgia Music Educators Association, and National Association for Music Educators. 

 

 

Photographer: Evan Soloff 

Musician: Brandon Soloff