Artist Profile

Brad Shermock

Playing trumpet since the age of 10, Brad Shermock has toured with Doc Severinsen as his lead trumpet player, performs as an extra/substitute for the Minnesota Orchestra, plays principal trumpet for the Bloomington Symphony, and freelances in the Minneapolis/ St. Paul area. He has a diverse background in music, performing with Prince, Franki Valli, Jimmy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Woody Hermann, Jack Jones, Donny Osmond, Trisha Yearwood, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and many others.

Brad has appeared on many recording projects, most notably Minnesota Orchestra’s recordings of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 and Symphony No. 8, Prince’s “New Power Soul,” Chaka Kahn’s “Come To My House,” Mint Condition’s “Music @ The Speed Of Life,” and Ricky Peterson’s “Souvenir.”

Brad has maintained an active private teaching studio since 1988. His students are frequently in local youth symphonies, jazz band programs, and All-State groups. Some of his best students have pursued careers in music, playing in Minneapolis, Denver, New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.

Brad received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas, and his Master’s from DePaul University.

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