Areas of expertise

Robert Cannon, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, is an active professional trumpet player

in the Austin,Texas area. He currently is Principal Trumpet with the Austin Symphony as

well as the Austin Lyric Opera Orchestra, performs with the Pinnacle Brass and does a

great deal of freelance work. He has also performed with the San Antonio Symphony

and the Louisville Orchestra among others. His playing can be heard on such feature

films as "Spy Kids 2", "The Alamo", and the IMAX film "Ride Around the World".

He maintains a very busy private trumpet teaching studio and is an adjunct instructor at

Southwestern University. He has also taught trumpet at the University of Texas at Austin,

Texas Lutheran University and Texas State University.

Dr. Cannon holds music degrees from the University of Louisville where he studied the

trumpet with Leon Rapier, the University of Southern Mississippi studying with Michael

Tunnell, and the University of Texas at Austin where he earned a Doctor of Musical Arts

degree in trumpet, studying with Raymond Crisara of the NBC Symphony. He has also

studied trumpet privately with Richard Giangiulio of the Dallas Symphony, James Wilt of

the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Craig Morris of the Chicago Symphony. Delbert

Hoon of Louisville, gave him his start with trumpet lessons in high school.

His hobbies include golf, tennis, running and watching his sons perform in their school



D.M.A. Trumpet Performance, University of Texas at Austin 1989
M.M. Trumpet Performance, University of Southern Mississippi 1982
B.M. Trumpet Perfromance, B.M. Music Education, University of Louisville 1980


Principal Trumpet
Austin Symphony Orchestra
September 01, 2004 - present

Principal Trumpet
Austin Lyric Opera
September 01, 1985 - present

Professional Work

Austin Symphony Concerts -

Sept. 10 and 11 The Long Center

Ballet Austin Performances -

Sept. 24,25,26


Contact Information

Southwestern University
Georgetown, TX 78626
(512) 863- (office)