Jonathan Kretschmer, trumpet
is 2nd trumpet and an Artist-in-Residence with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra as well as Principal Trumpet of the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra
Originally from Lafayette, California, he graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor's degree.
He then went on to earn a Master's degree from The Juilliard School, where he was a recipient of the F.H. Aronson Scholarship and a member of the Community Service Fellowship.
performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra during their April 2005 tour to Carnegie Hall in New York.
has also performed with the Malaysian Philharmoinc Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony
, West Shore Symphony Orchestra, and the New World Symphony.
has been a finalist in auditions with the Baltimore, Colorado, Adelaide (S. Australia) and Charlotte Symphony Orchestras.
solo debut with the National Repertory Orchestra during the summer of 2003, playing Copland's "Quiet City."
was invited to play Charles Ives' "The Unanswered Question" with the Juilliard Orchestra during its 2004 Focus Festival.
performed as Principal trumpet during the Juilliard Orchestra's residency at the 2004 Festival dei Due Mondi (The Festival of Two Worlds) in Spoleto, Italy.
Locally, Mr. Kretschmer
has performed solos with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra
Mr. Kretschmer is the instructor of trumpet at Kalamazoo College, Albion College, and the Crescendo Music Academy in Kalamazoo, MI, and a member of the KSO Brass Quintet.
also maintains an active private studio.