KSO Artist in Residence Jonathan Kretschmer is 2nd trumpet 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.
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
has performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the New World Symphony, and the Aspen Festival Orchestra.
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.
Mr. Kretschmer is the instructor of trumpet at the Crescendo Music Academy in Kalamazoo, MI, and a member of the KSO Brass Quintet.
also maintains an active private studio.