Joseph Umbrico

Joseph Umbrico. Trumpeter, teacher, b Thorold, Ont 26 Apr 1934, d Toronto 6 Jan 2007. Joseph Umbrico was a pupil of Samuel Krauss at the Curtis Institute, and became principal trumpet of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 1957 and principal emeritus in 1983.

Umbrico, Joseph

Joseph Umbrico. Trumpeter, teacher, b Thorold, Ont 26 Apr 1934, d Toronto 6 Jan 2007. Joseph Umbrico was a pupil of Samuel Krauss at the Curtis Institute, and became principal trumpet of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 1957 and principal emeritus in 1983. He was also principal trumpet 1961-4 in the CBC Symphony Orchestra. Umbrico taught privately, and in 1979 joined the teaching staff of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Umbrico recorded a number of works by Canadian composers, such as Keith Bissell's Little Suite for Trumpet and Piano, John Hawkins' Remembrances, and John Weinzweig's Divertimento No. 5 for solo trumpet, trombone, and wind symphony. Joseph Umbrico's pupils included James Gardiner, Stuart Laughton, Bill Phillips, and James Spragg. He was married to the harpist Judy Loman.

Writings
"Symphony Orchestras in Canada," Crescendo, vol 31, no 3, May, 1988