B.M. (Trumpet Performance), Grand Valley State University; M.M. (Trumpet Performance), State University of New York, Purchase; DMA (Trumpet Performance), Rutgers State University of New Jersey, Mason Gross School of the Arts.
Dr. Christopher Delgado grew up in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. He pursued his Undergraduate degree at Grand Valley State University where he would compete in The National Trumpet Competition and perform at the International Trumpet Guild Conference. He went on to earn his Master’s degree at SUNY Purchase Conservatory where he studied with Graham Ashton and Raymond Mase. At Purchase, his recitals consisted mainly of his original arrangements—including a complete showcase recital of his Debussy arrangements entitled When Debussy and Delgado Collide.
Dr. Delgado continued his musical education at Rutgers Mason Gross where he earned his Doctorate in Musical Arts under Kenneth DeCarlo, David Krauss, and Dr. Rebecca Cypess. His Lecture Recital paper, Theoretical Orientations of Historically Informed Trumpet Playing, questions the concepts of authenticity in performance practice as it relates to trumpet playing.
Dr. Delgado freelances in New York and New Jersey as both a modern and historic trumpet player. Most recently he has been working with the American Ballet Theatre at Lincoln Center and the American Symphony.