A native of New Orleans, Robert Karon received his Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Music from UCLA and Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School in New York City. He was the recipient of the Longy Award for achievement in Solfege. His teachers include Robert DiVall, Irving Bush, William Vacchiano, and Arnold Jacobs. Proficient in three languages, Karon toured South America, the Far East, and Europe during his two years with the Mexico City Philharmonic and played first trumpet with the Maracaibo Symphony Orchestra in Venezuela. In contrast, Karon also toured nationally with Engelbert Humperdinck and Emerson, Lake, and Palmer. Upon his return to the U.S., Karon has performed as principal trumpet of the Sacramento Symphony as well as a member of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and other Los Angeles based freelance orchestras. His recording credits for film and television include soundtracks for Jag, Star Trek, and Hello Dolly. Bob Karon has taught at Occidental College,P omona College, the R. D. Colburn School, and UCLA. He is an avid amateur radio (ham) operator and dedicates much of his free time to enhance the curriculum in the L.A. Unified School District. Bob Karon’s latest endeavor is his educational website trumpetbob.com, which features lessons, articles and resources for trumpet players. He also offers private lessons and consultations in person and through FaceTime and Skype. Visit the show notes for this episode at bobreeves.com/65.