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A native of Dallas, Texas, retired Los Angeles Philharmonic trumpeter Boyde Hood received his Bachelor of Music degree in trumpet performance from the Eastman School of Music and Master of Music degree in theory and composition from Ball State University. He was a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic (1982-2010) and performed regularly with the Philharmonic's New Music Group/Green Umbrella and the Philharmonic Brass Trio. He has appeared as a soloist with the Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl. Mr. Hood has played principal trumpet with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Royal Ballet, and American Ballet Theater, Pasadena Symphony, Victoria (BC) Symphony, CBC Vancouver Symphony, and Muncie Symphony. He has been a member of the Dallas and Milwaukee Symphonies, assistant principal of the Rochester Philharmonic, and first trumpet with the Marlboro Festival Orchestra. As a conductor, he has led the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute Orchestra brass musicians, the University of Southern California Brass Ensemble, and the Eastman School of Music Brass Guild. Additionally, Mr. Hood has recorded for major motion pictures, television series, and extensively with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Eastman Wind Ensemble. 

Mr. Hood was on the faculty of the Wisconsin Conservatory, Ball State University, University of Victoria, and at the University of Southern California. He was guest faculty at the Eastman School of Music in 2018.

Since his retirement from the LA Philharmonic and USC, Boyde has resumed his compositional activities and continues to teach privately from his home and online.


Individual Lessons With Boyde Hood

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Boyde's Compositions

Concertino for Trumpet and Piano (1961)

Suite for Solo Horn and Brass Quintet (1962)

Duelo for Flute and Piano (1962)

Lament for Chamber Wind Ensemble (1968)

Incantation for Flute and Chamber Ensemble (1968)

Puer Nobis Nascitur for Choir and Brass Quintet (1968)

Pange Lingua for Choir and Brass Quintet (1968)

Incidental Music for Shakespeare's the Tempest (1969)

Introduction and Allegro for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, and Cello (1970)

Five Celebrations for the Seasons for Brass and Percussion (Printemps, Sumer, Autuno, Vinter Norge, Printemps le Retour) (2014) 

Fantasia for 12 Trumpets (Reves, Dandelions, Feininger, Nuages) (2020)

“Fridays” for Three Trumpets (2022)

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