Carolyn Douthat is a passionate and dedicated trumpeter performing in the NJ/NY area, and current student at Manhattan School of Music. She has been playing trumpet since the age of 9 and participated in NJ All State (both classical and jazz) ensembles, All Eastern Honors Band, and the NJ Youth Symphony throughout high school. She has also toured Central Europe with the NJ Ambassadors of Music as a soloist in Vivaldi's Concerto for Two Trumpets.
Carolyn began her freelance career at the age of 15, playing for pit orchestras in local summer camps and high schools, and has also played for local churches during Easter services and communions. She is a current student of NY Philharmonic member Tom Smith, and has studied with Metropolitan Opera member Don Batchelder, retired NY Philharmonic member Vince Penzarella, and Matt Testa. She enjoys and has experience performing in the classical, jazz, pop/rock, and broadway genres.
Carolyn is also a private brass teacher and arranger on the side, and has performed many of the works she has arranged for brass quintet.
Carolyn is currently accepting a wide variety of both solo and ensemble performance work in the classical (band/orchestral/chamber), jazz, pop/rock, and broadway genres, as well as private trumpet students of all ages and experience levels.