Barton Woomert, performed as Associate Principal Trumpet of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for thirty-two years. He performs regularly with the True North Brass. In addition to his work as trumpet instructor at the University of Toronto and works with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. He received his music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Upon graduation, he traveled to South America where he played Principal Trumpet in the Orquesta Sinfonica Venezuela (and in the Metropolitan Opera of Caracas. While there, he worked in the newly developing “El Sistema” music program. He served as soloist for four years with the United States Marine Band, “The President’s Own,” in Washington, D.C. Before moving to Toronto, he held the position of Principal Trumpet with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.