I am Stanley Curtis, a trumpet player living in the Washington, DC, metro area. I enjoy playing chamber music, recital-ing, playing early music concerts, and teaching trumpeters. About my early music performances: I play baroque trumpet and the cornetto. I had a chance to learn quite a bit about these instruments and their literature at Indiana University and at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam. I love the atmosphere of playing music that is a little different. New, modern music. Baroque music. Renaissance music. And jazz–I love trying to learn how to improvise, but I wouldn’t consider myself an actual jazz musician.
I teach at George Mason University, and I am a member of the U. S. Navy Band (and the U. S. Navy Band Brass Quartet). I play in the Washington Bach Consort and the Bach Sinfonia.