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Foundation Officers

Charles Schlueter, President
Marsha Caron, Vice President
Dennis Caron, Treasurer

Advisory Board

Wynton Marsalis
James Tinsley
Koji Motomura
Gene Young
Amato Lepore, Jr.

In 2000, Charles Schlueter began to think about ways in which he could maintain his legacy as an artist and teacher through the support of young developing trumpet and brass musicians. Although long dedicated to the instruction, coaching and the furthering of artistic achievement in his students, he wanted to structure this commitment more formally. Thus, he decided to start the Charles Schlueter Foundation in 2001.

The mission of the Charles Schlueter Foundation is to foster the enjoyment of music, promote music education, assist in the training of talented young brass performers, encourage improved brass pedagogy, and support the creation of new literature for brass instruments.

  • To establish international collaboration in the field of musical performance.
  • To celebrate and preserve the cultural and artistic heritage of the trumpet and its repertoire.
  • To bring the artistry of trumpet virtuoso, Charles Schlueter, to young instrumental students in their schools.
  • To support and encourage the creation of new solo and ensemble literature for the trumpet.
  • To inspire and guide emerging talented trumpet performers toward professional achievement.
  • To support Mr. Schlueter in his efforts to record important trumpet repertoire for posterity.
  • To encourage the study of the trumpet.
  • To promote music as an essential part of school curriculums.
  • To maintain an effective liaison with various schools, communities and national organizations that have allied interests in music and music education.
  • To understand and demonstrate how music serves as a means of communication across a range of cultures throughout the world.
  • To present Mr. Schlueter and selected colleagues in recitals at community venues other than major performance centers.

President: Charles Schlueter

  • Principal Trumpet, Boston Symphony Orchestra 1981-2006
  • Faculty, New England Conservatory since 1981
  • Guest faculty, University of Connecticut, Storrs CT 2007-2008

Vice President: Marsha Caron

  • Director of Fine Arts, Medford, Massachusetts public schools K-12 (retired 2005)
  • Senior Advisor, Encore Etc., Inc. (A wind instrument sterilization company)

Treasurer: Dennis Caron

  • Retired music educator and free-lance trumpeter

Wynton Marsalis

  • Music Director, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York City, New York
  • International Trumpet Soloist, Composer, Pedagogue, Recording Artist
  • Pulitzer Prize for Music
  • Recipient of Grammy Awards

James Tinsley

  • Free-lance trumpet artist, Oberlin, Ohio
  • Former Principal Trumpet, Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Boston Opera, Portland (Maine) Symphony
  • Former member Caracas (Venezuela) Symphony
  • Former faculty, Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, Canada. Founder, Niagara Brass Ensemble.
  • Producer of Charles Schlueter CDs

Koji Motomura

  • Principal Trumpet, Kyushu Symphony Orchestra, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Faculty, Sakuyo University, Kurashiki, Japan

Gene Young

  • Conductor, Composer, Performer
  • Faculty Peabody Conservatory of Music
  • Founder: Peabody Camerata. Baltimore, Maryland
  • Former faculty Oberlin College: Professor of trumpet
  • Conductor: Oberlin Wind Ensemble Oberlin, Ohio
  • Former conductor Goldman Band, New York City, New York

Amato Lepore, Jr.

  • Independent accounting executive
  • Board Member of Encore Etc., Inc. (A wind instrument sterilization company), Andover, Massachusetts.
  • Board Member Registrar of Voters, Medford, Massachusetts