Dr. Jonathan Corry

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Dr. Jonathan Corry is a freelance trumpet player, adjudicator, conductor and arranger based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He recently returned to Ireland from Chicago where he was Director of Music for The Salvation Army.

After initial lessons from his father, he studied with Paul Young and was Principal Trumpet in the Belfast, Ulster & National (GB) Youth Orchestras. At the Royal Northern College of Music he studied trumpet with John Miller, John Dickinson and David Staff, received his Masters in conducting after study with James Gourlay, and was awarded his Ph.D in 2016 from the University of Salford.

Dr. Corry has performed and recorded with groups such as Black Dyke and was featured as concerto soloist with the Ulster Orchestra, Camerata Ireland and Nottingham Chamber Orchestras. He was a finalist in the 2005 European Conductors Competition and regularly conducts bands throughout Europe and North America.

Jonathan was Bandmaster of Enfield Citadel SA Band for eight years, making several recordings, commissioning works by leading wind/brass composers and featuring world class soloists. His work within music education includes rehearsal conductor for the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, the European Youth Brass Band, various local education authorities and a period as Bandmaster, Head of Brass and Assistant Housemaster at Pangbourne College.

As an arranger, Jonathan’s music has been performed and recorded by many music groups and soloists across the world - his passion is classical and choral transcriptions for brass.

In 2019 he was part of the development of the new 800 DLX Cornet from Getzen Musical Instruments.