Geoffrey Shamu


Boston, MA–based trumpeter Geoffrey Shamu performs as a soloist, and with such ensembles as the Orchestra of Odyssey Opera (formerly Opera Boston), the New Bedford Symphony, the Riverside Brass, and Alea III. 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.