JoAnn Lamolino has an active freelance career as a trumpet player throughout the country. She has performed at various venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Yankee Stadium, Madison Square Garden, Boston Symphony Hall, the Greek Amphitheater in Taoramina, Sicily and on Broadway shows.
JoAnn is currently the Associate Principal/Second Trumpet with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra in Honolulu, HI. In addition to being a member of the Honolulu Brass Quintet performing in recital and education outreach concerts throughout the Hawaiian Island chain. JoAnn is also the Second Trumpet with the Reading Symphony Orchestra (PA) in addition to playing Guest Principal. From 2012-2014, JoAnn served as Second Trumpet of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra in South Carolina. This included playing Guest Principal, Guest Soloist, as well as being a member of the CSO Brass Quintet. Other highlights include performances with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, New York City Opera, American Ballet Theatre Orchestra, South Dakota Symphony, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, Northeast Pennsylvania Philharmonic, South Florida Symphony, United States Coast Guard Band, State of Mexico Symphony in Toluca, Mexico, Long Island Philharmonic, Yucatan Symphony Orchestra in Merida, Mexico, New World Symphony and the Czech Radio Symphony.
As a soloist JoAnn has appeared with the Charleston Symphony, Monmouth Symphony Orchestra, Garden State Philharmonic, Trinity Concerts at One Recital Series in lower Manhattan, Bahamas Music Conservatory, RAI National Television of Italy and was the First Prize Winner of the Trumpet Competition at the International Women’s Brass Conference. Commercially, JoAnn has performed with Adele, Josh Groban, IlVolo, The Walkmen and on Broadway shows. In chamber music settings with members of the NY Philharmonic, the Athena Brass Band and the Honolulu Brass Quintet. JoAnn has recorded with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the indie-rock band The Walkmen, Imperial Brass Band and with the Patriot Brass Ensemble.
As an Educator, JoAnn has a very successful trumpet studio. Her students have gone on to study at conservatories and universities around the country. Younger students have gone to pre-college programs at The Juilliard School and The Manhattan School of Music in addition to winning prizes at competitions and successfully auditioning for All-State and Region Ensembles in New Jersey. JoAnn has presented master classes and clinics at colleges, universities and high schools around the country. During the summer of 2019, JoAnn taught at the Summer Music in Tuscany Festival in Sarteano, Italy. In 2012, JoAnn had the privilege of presenting a lecture at the International Women’s Brass Conference in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
JoAnn holds a Bachelor’s degree from Boston University and a Master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Principal teachers include members of the NY Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.