Caleb Lambert

Caleb L.

Iowa City, IA

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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I have helped many trumpet students place in All-State ensembles, compete for seating placements, and earn top marks in solo and ensemble competitions.
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Caleb teaches



Caleb delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I am excited to start offering my teaching services on trombone, euphonium and the rest of the instruments from the brass family here at

I have played with notable groups such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and am a former member of renowned Axiom Brass Quintet. I studied with Jay Friedman and other members of the Chicago Symphony at Roosevelt University for five years. My teaching philosophy falls into the Arnold Jacobs Song and Wind school of thought. I teach a lot of mouthpiece buzzing, and fundamental exercises to get my students playing with golden singing sounds!

Currently I am starting my second year in the DMA program at the University of Iowa where I am also a graduate teaching assistant in the trombone studio. In addition to the teaching I do at the University I am also a low brass teaching partner at West Music in Coralville.

Currently I am affiliated with two professional orchestras in the Eastern Iowa area. I am the second trombonist in Orchestra Iowa based out of Cedar Rapids, and will be filling in as an interim second trombone for the 2017-2018 Quad City Symphony season. I have been playing in professional orchestras for the last ten years and can teach you orchestral style, and audition preparation.

In addition to my orchestra playing, I was also a member of Axiom Brass Quintet from 2012-2014 where we were the first prize winners at the International brass competition held in Passau Germany.

As a soloist, I was also the grand prize winner of the Chicago International Brass solo competition in 2012 on euphonium.
Currently, I am also an active member with the New Chicago Brass, a modern brass ensemble based out of Chicago. I am comfortable teaching all brass instruments for all ages and skill levels. I look forward to answering any questions you may have in regard to taking lessons on a brass instrument.

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Interim 2nd trombone
Aug 2017 - Present
Quad City Symphony

I am playing second trombone with the Quad City Symphony in Davenport Iowa for the 2017-2018 season.

Teaching Partner
Sep 2016 - Present
West Music (Coralville location)

I teach private students of all ages in the studios at West Music location.

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Aug 2016 - Present
University of Iowa

I teach undergraduate private trombone lessons, play in large ensembles, and coach chamber groups.

2nd Trombone
Aug 2014 - Present
Orchestra Iowa

I am the second trombonist at Orchestra Iowa. I also play a lot of principal trombone, as well as euphonium and bass trumpet.

substitute second trombone
Oct 2016 - Sep 2017
Waterloo Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra

I substitute in the Waterloo Cedar Falls Symphony.

substitute second trombone
Feb 2015 - Sep 2017
Dubuque Symphony

I frequently am called to substitute in the Dubuque Symphony in Dubuque, Iowa.

substitute 2nd trombone
Jul 2016 - Jul 2016
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

I was substitute 2nd trombone for the Raider's of the Lost Ark Movie in the Concert Hall series.

Guest tenor tuba
Feb 2012 - Aug 2012
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

I performed tenor tuba with the Chicago Symphony on Janacek's Sinfonietta, Holt's Planets, and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition playing the Bydlo tuba solo.


Aug 2016 - Present
University of Iowa
MM Orchestral Studies
Aug 2010 - May 2012
Chicago College of Performing Arts
BM Trombone Performance
Aug 2007 - May 2010
Chicago College of Performing Arts


Limited Proficiency


Preis der Europa-Stadt Passau
Oct 2012
Passau International Brass Competition
Grand prize
Mar 2012
Chicago Brass Festival solo competition


American Federation of Musicians
Sep 2014

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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Photos & Videos

Deja Vu for solo trombone and plunger written for the 24+24 concert series at the University of Iowa 2017.
Vaughan Williams Romanza March 30th 2017
helping out at the Orchestra Iowa instrument petting zoo

Orchestra Iowa Section

Spreading holiday cheer low brass style!

performance from March 30th 2017
subbing in on second trombone in the Chicago Symphony

Final Orchestra Iowa concert June 2016, I played euphonium, bass trumpet, and tenor trombone on a brass heavy concert.

Working with Denson Pual Pollard former bass trombonist of the Metropolitan Opera in a master class.
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4 Reviews

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Nicholas Dec 4, 2017
French Horn · Online

My son has learned so much in just a few lessons with Caleb. He is also practicing more than ever as Caleb is giving him excellent feedback and instruction. Can't wait to see how he does with upcoming auditions and looking forward to more leasons.

Jennifer Dec 1, 2017
French Horn · Online

Mike Sep 14, 2017
Trombone · In studio

My son is brand new to the trombone and Caleb has been great. My son is having fun which is all due to Caleb.

Eric G Sep 13, 2017
Trombone · In studio

Knowledgeable, friendly easy to work with.

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