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    Tracy Turner


    A versatile performer, Tracy Turner has been heard around the globe in a wide range of musical genres and styles. From Singapore to the Italian Alps, she has been heard in concerts ranging from Baroque ensembles to Microtonal festivals, and from opera orchestras to Afro-Cuban jazz. Tracy has taught French Horn and Trumpet in the Mannes Prep since 1998, empowering her students with the problem-solving skills and musical tool sets needed to unleash their musical potential.

    Degrees Held

    Master of Music Performance - Yale University School of Music

    Bachelor of Music Performance - University of Southern California

    Performing Artist in the Schools Certificate - Teacher’s College, Columbia University


    Performances and Appearances

    Tracy Turner can be heard on numerous Recordings, including:

    “The Legendary King of Mambo, Mario Bauza and his Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra”, Messidor #158192,

     “Rise Up!” with the new music group daDadah, Accurate Distortion, #AD1003, and, as a featured soloist, “Frantic Antics” with Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, as a featured soloist on Newport Classics #NPD85644.


    Tracy Turner has performed with a wide range of ensembles, including:

    • Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra
    • Brooklyn Philharmonic
    • New York Composer’s Orchestra
    • Soho Baroque Ensemble
    • Virginia Opera
    • Virginia Symphony
    • Far East tours of “South Pacific”
    • National Touring Company of “The King and I” 


    Tracy was a founding member of a woodwind quintet and a brass quintet:

    • Whirlwind Woodwind Quintet - Performances, professional development workshops, community outreach, and artist residencies
    • Third Rail Brass - Including numerous concerts throughout Italy and Spain


    And plarticipated in summer music festivals including:

    • Music Festival of the Hamptons
    • Grand Teton Music Festival
    • Music Academy of the West

    Research Interests

    Peak Performance, relaxation techniques, breathing for musicians

    Current Courses

    Lesson 1 hour

    Lesson 1 hour (Fall 2020)

    Lesson 1/2 hour

    Lesson 1/2 hour (Fall 2020)

    Lesson 3/4 hour

    Lesson 3/4 hour (Fall 2020)

    Preparatory Instruction

    Preparatory Instruction (Fall 2020)

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