A native of Kansas, trumpeter Tim Leopold is a member of the Meridian Arts Ensemble. Equally adept in the worlds of classical music, jazz, world music and popular idioms, he is an active performer and freelance musician in New York City. Mr. Leopold is an active member of the Pittsburg Collective, Slee Sinfonietta, the TiLT Brass, Zosimos Ensemble, and has performed as a member of Joshua Roseman's Extended Constellations, Manhattan Brass and other ground-breaking, genre-straddling ensembles. He has played extensively in clubs as a leader of his own projects and as a sideman to others. A talented, experienced performer and educator, Mr. Leopold has taught trumpet, improvisation, and the art of music across the globe and extensively throughout the Americas. He has written numerous works and plans to write extensively for the Meridian Arts Ensemble.
Mr. Leopold can be heard in numerous settings in and around New York City from Broadway's Chicago the Musical to Buffalo, New York's Slee Sinfonietta. Meridian Arts Ensemble is currently Artist in Residence at the Manhattan School of Music in the Contemporary Performance Program. Mr. Leopold is sponsored by Bach trumpets, a division of Conn-Selmer. Tim received a Bachelors Degree from the University of Kansas and a Masters from the University of Oregon.