Jay Villella, Trumpet

Jay Villella is a Pittsburgh trumpet player who has performed with:

Erie (PA) Philharmonic

Akron (OH) Symphony

Youngstown (OH) Symphony

Pittsburgh Opera

River City Brass Band (Pittsburgh)

Canton (OH) Symphony

Wheeling (WV) Symphony

Westmoreland (PA) Symphony

Resonance Works (Pittsburgh)

Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Playhouse

In the past, Jay has worked with:

regional orchestras in CT, MA, RI, and NY

as an adjunct professor of trumpet/brass coach

rock bands

jazz/swing bands

blues bands

salsa and merengue bands

a circus, parades, and private parties

educational concerts

brass duos, trios, quartets, quintets, and choirs

as a soloist with piano and organ

many weddings

many religious services of all kinds

both professional and amateur choirs

broadway-style musical productions

recording studios

sporting events including for a Pittsburgh Penguins game

Jay has a bachelor of music degree from the Eastman School of Music and a master of music degree from Yale University. He has studied with trumpet players from the Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Montreal Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Rochester (NY) Philharmonic, with NYC area freelancers and chamber musicians, and has learned from all kinds of professional musicians from across the world.

Jay was a fellow at the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado and has performed at the music festivals in Chautauqua, NY and Norfolk, CT. He has instructed dozens of students of all levels and coached musical groups and classrooms in several states. He is currently an adjunct professor of music at Chatham University in Pittsburgh.