Olivia Pidi
Dumont, NJ
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Olivia Pidi

Olivia P.

Dumont, NJ
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Do you want to try playing the trumpet for the first time? Need help preparing for an upcoming audition? I can help you achieve all of your trumpet-playing goals!

I am a professional trumpet player based in the tri-state area. I have a Master's degree in Classical Trumpet Performance from Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelor's degree from Oberlin Conservatory of Music. I have over a decade of experience playing and performing, and I am excited to help you learn to play the trumpet and to have fun doing it!

About Olivia P.

Trumpet player Olivia Pidi is an active chamber and orchestral musician in the Tri-State area. She has performed in concerts at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium, Chicago's Symphony Center, and at the 2017 Bang On A Can Marathon Concert at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, as well as many churches throughout New York City, New Jersey, and Northeast Ohio. She currently plays in the trumpet section of The Montclair Orchestra, is a member of subtle cheetah brass quintet, and serves as trumpet faculty at the JCC Thurnauer School of Music.

Olivia holds a master's degree from Manhattan School of Music, where she was a recipient of the Carmine Caruso Scholarship and the Cecil Collins Award for brass performance, and completed undergraduate studies at Oberlin Conservatory, where she received the James "Jimmy" Stamp award for trumpet performance. Olivia's primary teachers include Tom Smith, Roy Poper, and David Krauss.

In addition to performance, Olivia completed a bachelor's degree in musicology, with studies focused on early music and musical notation development. Outside of music, she is an avid reader and loves spending time with her dog, Henry.

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Experience

Trumpet Faculty
Mar 2019 - Present

JCC Thurnauer School of Music

Teaching trumpet students of all levels.

Trumpet Player
Sep 2018 - Present

subtle cheetah brass

subtle cheetah is a brass quintet based in New York City. Our goals are to promote music by under-represented composers and to perform new music alongside the existing brass quintet repertoire.

2nd Trumpet Fellow
Sep 2017 - Present

The Montclair Orchestra

Member of the trumpet section. This orchestra includes members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and fellows from top conservatories in New York City and surrounding areas.

Freelance Performer
Jan 2013 - Present

Olivia Pidi - trumpet

I perform at a variety of events and locations. I have extensive experience performing in church services, weddings, fundraising events, and concerts. I am comfortable playing solo or as a member of a chamber group or large ensemble.

Education

Master of Music, Trumpet Performance
Aug 2017 - May 2019

Manhattan School of Music

Bachelor of Music, Trumpet Performance and Musicology
Aug 2013 - May 2017

Oberlin Conservatory of Music

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Italian

Limited Proficiency

Awards

3rd Place - Military Band Mock Audition
May 2019

International Women's Brass Conference

Cecil Collins Award
May 2019

Manhattan School of Music

The Alsop Entrepreneurship Award
Jan 2019

The Alsop Family Foundation

James "Jimmy" Stamp Award
May 2017

Oberlin Conservatory of Music

James H. Hall Prize in Musicology
May 2017

Oberlin Conservatory of Music

Affiliations

American Federation of Musicians
May 2019
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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