Ken Larson

Principal Trumpet

Taup Family Chair Endowment

Kenneth Larson, a native of California, received his BFA and MFA in Trumpet Performance from California Institute of the Arts. While living in Los Angeles, Ken played for many film scores including Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Police Academy 2, 5 and 7, Out for Justice, Fire Starter Rekindled and a host of others.

Ken’s television recordings include China Beach, The Flash, Beetlejuice and The Ollie North Story.

Orchestral recording credits include the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra, The Welsh National Choir and the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Larson has performed with the Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, many Broadway shows and various Big Bands and Rock and Roll acts throughout his career.

Currently, he is the trumpet instructor at the Interlochen Arts Academy, Principal Trumpet of the Traverse Symphony Orchestra and Principal Trumpet of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Larson designs and builds trumpets for himself as well as other professionals through his company BrassWerks.