Cameron Kalemkarian

Based out of the Greater Los Angeles area, Cameron is an Armenian American trumpet player with strong ties to his cultural background.  Having been raised in an Armenian home he is interested in using the trumpet to shine light on the Armenian peoples' struggle and genocide in the early 20th century; when they were suffocated out of their homeland in the Middle East and forced to find refuge in a new land.  Cameron has musical experiences in many musical settings including his adaptations of Beethoven into a brass chamber group.  He has worked as a free lance musician in Baltimore, Maryland where he received his BM in trumpet performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music at the Johns Hopkins University.  Cameron studied with Edward Carroll at California Institute of the Arts, where he completed his MFA in trumpet performance in 2017.  His past teachers include Ed Hoffman, Joe Burgstaller, Phil Snedecor and David Fedderly. Additionally he has worked in masterclasses with Thomas Stevens, John Wallace, Steve Burns, Mark Gould, Marco Blaauw, Clément Saunier, Brian McWhorter and Gabriele Cassone