Brent Flinchbaugh was appointed principal trumpet of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra by Maestro Markand Thakar.
As an orchestral player, Brent has performed extensively with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the New World Symphony, Orquestra Sinfonica UANL (Monterrey, Mexico), and the Orchestra of the Americas. In 2007 Brent made his Carnegie Hall debut, playing principal trumpet on Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition under the baton of Maestro Luis Biava and Temple Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed under Michael Tilson Thomas, Marin Alsop, Robert Spano, Yuri Temirkanov, Gustav Meier, Leon Fleisher, and Bobby McFerrin, and has performed in numerous premiers by composers Michael Gandolfi, Jennifer Higdon, Steve Mackey, Nicholas Maw, and John Corgliano.
As a solo and chamber musician, Brent is a founding member of the Clipper City Brass Quintet, an ensemble which combines virtuosity and charisma to create artistic and educational performances. He also founded Duo Heroique: Trumpet & Organ, an ensemble dedicated to the performance of music of the 20th and 21st centuries written for this unique instrumental combination. The Duo captivates listeners by exposing and demystifying contemporary music through lecture recitals. He has also collaborated in recital with soprano Julianne Baird and in concert with soprano Sylvia McNair.
An avid commercial trumpeter, Brent plays regularly with Toby's Theater in Baltimore, Maryland. He is also a member of Baltimore's yacht rock band Man Down which will release its second recording in January 2010. He has appeared with Ben Folds, Elvis Costello, Mario Frangoulis, and The Decemberists.
Brent is currently on faculty of the Pennsylvania Academy of Music. He also continues to maintain a private studio at his home in Baltimore, Maryland. His students continue to teach him something new every lesson, and he enjoys working with each of them.
Brent attended the Peabody Conservatory and Temple University. His major trumpet teachers include David Bilger, Edward Hoffman, and Elisa Koehler. He has also studied contemporary music with Gene Young and music theory with Vern Falby.