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Roy Muth

Roy Muth attended Old Dominion University where he earned a degree in Music Education. He has taught at Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Wesleyan College and Chowan College in North Carolina. Roy also maintains a busy private teaching studio and performing schedule.Roy has performed with numerous orchestras including the Virginia Symphony, Richmond Symphony, North Carolina Symphony and the Virginia Opera Orchestra. Over the years he has played with some of the biggest names in the music industry. He has played lead trumpet with Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, Arturo Sandoval, Jimmy Heath, Milt Hinton and many others. He has also played with countless Broadway show tour companies, circuses and ice shows. His playing can be heard on movie soundtracks, radio and television commercials as well as Bruce Hornsby’s 1993 CD "Harbor Lights". Roy has performed regularly at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. with the Great American Music Ensemble, a jazz repertoire big band. In 1998 this group was featured on a live National Public Radio broadcast that was aired in 18 countries in Europe. The band just completed their first CD with guest soloist Jon Faddis. He also has lead his own big band in Virginia Beach since 1990.

B.S. in Secondary Music Education, Old Dominion University, (1979)