John Aley

Valade Fellow, Interlochen Trumpet Institute; Faculty, Adult Band Camp (High Brass), Interlochen College of Creative Arts

Professor of Music/Trumpet, University of Wisconsin-Madison

John Aley is Professor of Music/Trumpet at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He is a former member of the American Brass Quintet, and for years worked as a top freelancer in New York City.  He has recorded several times with the ABQ, as well as with groups such as the Orpheus Chamber Ensemble and the American Composers' Orchestra. He has also soloed with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra in concert with Maurice Andre.

John is currently Principal Trumpet of the Madison Symphony, and is also a member of the Wisconsin Brass Quintet.  The quintet has performed all over the United States, including concerts at the Juilliard School, Carnegie Recital Hall and the 1995 International Brass Conference in Bloomington, Indiana.  In addition to his teaching at the University of Wisconsin, John has been an artist/teacher at many nationally acclaimed music festivals, including the Aspen Music Festival, the Yale Summer School of Music, and the National Music Camp, Interlochen Michigan.

John has been a friend of Dave Monette's since 1980, and was one of the very first performers to work with Dave on Monette instrument and mouthpiece development.  John is an expert on contemporary solo trumpet literature and chamber music in general, and we look forward to his presentation at this year's conference!