Thomas Hooten Back To Artist-Faculty
Thomas Hooten is principal trumpet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Hooten began his career in 2000 with a trumpet/cornet position in “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in Washington, D.C., where he was often a featured soloist. He went on to join the Indianapolis Symphony as assistant principal trumpet in 2004, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as principal trumpet in 2006, and the LA Philharmonic in 2012. He released Trumpet Call in 2011, and recently released Hooten Plays Williams, where he recorded with conductor and composer, John Williams. Mr. Hooten is on the faculty at the University of Southern California where he and his wife, Jennifer Marotta, teach the trumpet studio. A native of Tampa, Florida, he earned his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of South Florida and his Master of Music degree from Rice University. His primary trumpet teachers have included Armando Ghitalla, John Hagstrom, and Don Owen.