Area Director + Trumpet
CSULB Director of Brass Studies Rob Frear continues to be in demand throughout the country as a trumpet player. His recently released CD In the Big City is receiving rave reviews both in the U.S. and abroad. In October 2009 and May-July of 2010 he toured North America as Principal Trumpet for Star Wars: A Musical Journey. A member of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, he has performed as Principal Trumpet with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Hollywood Symphony Orchestra, Orange County’s Pacific Symphony, Long Beach Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, San Diego Symphony Bolshoi Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Royal Opera (Covent Garden), and the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago.
Formerly Solo Trumpet of the Israel Philharmonic with Zubin Mehta, he has received critical acclaim throughout Europe, North and South America, Australia, and the former Soviet Union. He has performed on the soundtrack of more than 60 motion pictures, including the recent blockbuster Avatar.
Rob Frear is a Yamaha performing artist and plays on mouthpieces by Gary Radtke.