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Jacob Smith - Trumpet

Jacob is a trumpet graduate from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, having been born and raised in Dudley. He gained a first class degree upon leaving in 2020. 

He began learning the cornet aged 7, taught by his dad at the Salvation Army. He is now deputy Bandmaster at Dudley Citadel and recently took part in the world famous Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, marching for the Salvation Army with over 350 Salvationists from across the world. Jacob has also appeared with the International Staff Band (ISB) and the Household Troops band in various concerts including the Lord Mayor's parade. 

During his time at the Conservatoire, Jacob was taught by Andrew Stone-Fewings (RSC), Jon Holland and Alan Thomas (both CBSO). In his second year, he won the Brass Prize before being accepted onto training schemes with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) and the Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB). He has also been a member of the CBSO youth orchestra 2015-2020 as well as being principal trumpet 2017-2020). 

In 2019 he featured alongside the CBSO in Birmingham Opera Company’s production of ‘Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk’. He also finished runner up in the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra concerto prize after performing the Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto with the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire symphony orchestra. 

Jacob is also a member of Curzon Brass who regularly give recitals around the country and has won the Leamington music prize 2019 and the Andrew Downes prize with the group. 

Away from music Jacob is a passionate supporter and season ticket holder of West Bromwich Albion Football Club. He is also about to begin training as a primary school teacher later in 2022. 

Works performed:
Haydn - Trumpet Concerto - Sat 19 Mar 2022