Composers
Conference

Wesley Hopper

Trombone

Wesley studied at the Boston Conservatory under the tutelage of Larry Isaacson. Additional teachers include David Finlayson, Rick Stout, Gregory Cox and Michael Dunn. In demand as a freelance artist, he has performed with many New England ensembles including the Boston Pops, Vermont Symphony, Portland Symphony, Albany Symphony and Boston and Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestras. As a soloist he has performed both the Wagenseil and Larson concertos with the Boston Invitational Chamber Orchestra and as quintet soloist with the New York Pops. As principal trombonist of the Boston Metropolitan Orchestra, Wesley has appeared with Arturo Sandoval and Maynard Ferguson. His extensive chamber music experience has involved him with many of the country's finest chamber musicians including the Atlantic Brass Quintet, Bibi Black, David Ohanian, Wynton Marsalis and James Jenkins. As a music publisher Wesley has worked with the Boston POPS Orchestra, Warner Brothers (Mystic River soundtrack) and numerous artists including Cyndi Lauper, Diana Ross, Mandy Patinkin, Ricky Martin, Linda Eder and the Chieftains.
Currently Wesley is an adjunct trombone professor at Boston College. He is a faculty member for Boston University's Tanglewood Institute and the Atlantic Brass Quintet Summer Seminar. Additionally, Wesley is producer, recording engineer and co-owner of S & M Industries, a independent hip-hop record label formed with former Triton Brass member, Andrew Sorg. Wes enjoys cooking, aggressive driving, long walks on the beach, watching that show you like, and playing with his miniature Schnauzers, Pfritz and Max.