Chris Wilson

Performer & Educator

Interested in studying trumpet at Duquesne University?

Meet Chris Wilson

As a performer and educator, Chris Wilson has done it all, and with maximum musical integrity. Chris is currently the Principal Trumpet of the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra, the Principal Trumpet of the Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh, a frequent performer with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and is on the trumpet faculty at Duquesne University.

“Wilson’s playing is ‘eloquent’ and ‘masterful'” — Journal of The Music Critics of North America

“Wilson’s playing was arguably some of the most expressive of the entire conference. His interpretation, style, and phrasing were particularly impressive.” — Gary Mortenson, International Trumpet Guild

“Wilson plays with total control, executing technical passages with ease and always producing a lyrical, relaxed, and warm sound.” — review of debut solo album, New Horizons — Jon Burgess, International Trumpet Guild

“Wilson’s playing was superb, his polished tone was always well centered and fluid!” — Marc Reed, International Trumpet Guild

Who Chris Helps

“My time with Chris can be best described as a time of major growth. Years later, I am still discovering things that he taught me.”

“His passion for teaching and performing is what drives me to become the best performer and future educator that I can be.”

“Dr. Wilson gave me the skills and confidence to perform to the best of my abilities. I am a better person and musician as result of studying with him.”

“Dr. Wilson is a wonderful teacher. In every case, he knows exactly what I need to do to improve.”

“Dr. Wilson is an amazing role model for his students, and he is always willing to offer advice and encouragement.”

“Christopher Wilson is an excellent teacher and I improved so quickly as a result of working with him.”

“Dr. Wilson is wonderful at encouraging his students and at the same time pushing us to do things that we didn’t believe were possible.”

“He is an incredibly well-versed musician and teacher, especially on how to approach auditions and recitals. I learned so much from him.”

“After spending time with Chris Wilson, I dramatically grew as a musician, specifically as it relates to being prepared for performances.”