– Chad Willis –
[ PROFESSIONAL TRUMPET PERFORMER - PROFESSOR - CLINICIAN ]
Willis earned his Masters degree in Jazz Performance from the internationally renowned University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and bachelors degree at the University of North Texas. During his stay at UNT he has played 3rd trumpet in the 6 time Grammy nominated One O'Clock Lab Band, Lead trumpet in the Jazz Repertory Ensemble, Lead trumpet in the Two O'Clock Lab Band, Lead trumpet in the One O'clock Lab Band, Principal Trumpet in both the Symphony Orchestra and the Wind Symphony, in addition to several brass quintets and various chamber ensembles. Chad was also invited to play with the Dallas Brass over the summer of 2011 and in the summer of 2013 he joined Lyle Lovett in his Large Band. Performing in the Los Angeles area, Chad plays with a wide variety of groups from jazz to classical and everything in between.