Soloist Jeff Strong
Jeffrey Strong joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2019 as Third/Utility Trumpet. Prior to joining the LA Phil, Jeffrey spent four years in the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra as Second Trumpet. Jeffrey also served as a member of the trumpet/cornet section in “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band from 2009 until 2015, where he was an often-featured soloist. Additionally, Jeffrey has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. A native of Fresno, California, Jeffrey earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University. His primary teachers have included Barbara Butler, Charles Geyer, David Burkhart, Dale Engstrom, Lloyd Ellis, and Joseph Lenigan.