Art FuerteMember Since: 2010
ARTURO FUERTE is a native Californian and is currently a member of The Brass Company brass quintet. Art was in the orchestra for the national tour of the Broadway show "The Music Man”. Art has been the principal Bass Trombonist for the Owensboro Symphony and has performed regularly with the San Diego Symphony, the Blossom Festival Band, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and was a guest performer with the orchestras of Fort Wayne, Wheeling, Reading, West Virginia Symphony, and the Grand Teton Music Festival. Prior to moving to Jackson, Wyoming, Art served as an Instructor of Brass at Vincennes University where he taught applied music and conducted the Brass Ensemble. Over the last few years he has been a freelance bass-trombonist in the Los Angeles area.
As a student of Robert Sanders, Art was awarded a Bachelor of Music Degree from California State University in Fullerton. In 1997, he was awarded the Los Angeles Philharmonic Fellowship for Excellence in Diversity. Later that year, he served as Bass Trombonist with the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra. Upon leaving Los Angeles, Art continued his studies at the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music, earning a Master of Music Degree while studying with Cleveland Orchestra member, Thomas Klaber. Art is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, the nation's oldest and largest music fraternity.