Geoffrey Shamu


Boston, MA–based trumpeter Geoffrey Shamu performs as a soloist, and with such ensembles as the Orchestra of Opera Boston, the New Bedford Symphony, the Riverside Brass, Alea III, and ¡Con Fuego!. As a scholar, he has become an authority on the contribution of influential French trumpeter Merri Franquin (1848–1934) to the pedagogy, performance practice, and design of the instrument. As a teacher, he leads the trumpet studio at the Community Music Center of Boston, where he also serves as Chair of the Department of Winds, Brass & Percussion. He has led brass pedagogy and methods courses in the College of Fine Arts of Boston University,  and taught music history and music theory in the Music Department of Harvard University.


Featured concert: American Music for a Summer Night

Thursday, June 12, 2013 7:00PM

with Laura Shamu, oboe and English horn;

     Stephen Yenger, piano; and Melika Fitzhugh, guitar

Featuring works by Copland, Barber, Gershwin, Halsey Stevens, and Melika Fitzhugh

Allen Hall, Community Music Center of Boston

(Boston Center for the Arts, enter from 34 Warren Ave.)