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Mr. Jonah Kappraff

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Jonah Kappraff is a trumpet player and private instructor based in Baltimore, MD. Following training at the Oberlin Conservatory and Boston University he spent a decade freelancing in Boston before relocating to central Pennsylvania in 2015. In Boston, Jonah was a regular member of the Lexington Symphony, Marsh Chapel Collegium Musicum, and the avant-garde Boston Modern Brass Quintet, and performed frequently with the Boston Ballet, the Boston Pops, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and Odyssey Opera. In Pennsylvania, Jonah performed with the Williamsport Symphony, York Symphony, Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra, and the Penn’s Woods Music Festival. Additionally, he was featured as a guest soloist with the Penn Central Wind Band in 2017, and in performances of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no. 2 with the Allegretto Chamber Orchestra and the Nantucket Baroque Festival. Jonah is principal trumpet with the Boston-based Ambient Orchestra (dir. Evan Ziporyn), a group with whom he has recorded and toured nationally and internationally. Alongside freelancing from Philadelphia through Washington D.C., Jonah teaches private lessons to students from age 8 to 75. He also serves as music education faculty at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University and is a lecturer at Stevenson University.