With experience working with musicians of various skill levels, ages, and backgrounds, he connects with and motivates ensembles to achieve their highest level of musicianship. His aspiration is that each musician grows and develops character traits that transcend rehearsal spaces, empowering them to make a difference in themselves and their communities. Having begun his career as a performer at Walt Disney World, creating a synergy with the audience through entertaining and participatory programming has continued to be an essential ingredient in each of his performances.
As a freelance trumpet player, Mr. Schroeder has performed with local orchestras including the Concord Symphony, Indian Hill Pops Orchestra, Neponset Valley Brass Quintet and the Brookline Symphony. Prior to this, he performed on Main Street U.S.A at Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom Resort in Orlando, Florida. A former trumpet student of Steve Emery at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, where he received his master’s degree in trumpet performance, Mr. Schroeder has collaborated with Ben Wright, Roy Poper, Ray Mase and Terry Everson. His early trumpet teachers include Tom Macklin at Stetson University, in Florida, and Mark Barron.