B.Mus., M.Mus.

Instructor, Music
School of Performing Arts
School of Performing Arts - Music

604.984.4911 ext. 4911
Fir Building, room FR101


M.Mus., McGill University, 2005.

B.Mus., Brandon University, 2003.

Diploma, Music Transfer Program, Capilano University, 2000.


Mark D'Angelo (M.Mus., McGill University, 2005) is a native of North Vancouver and holds a Master of Music degree from the University of McGill in Montreal, Q.C.

D'Angelo is currently Principal Trumpet in the Kamloops Symphony, and Second Trumpet with the Vancouver Island Symphony. He has also performed with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver New Music, Victoria Symphony, CBC Radio Orchestra, Thunder Bay Symphony and the American Brass Quintet as an Aspen Music Festival Fellowship recipient.

He has performed with Ben Hepner, Lila Downs, Lara St. John, Tony Award winner Idena Menzel, Ashley MacIsaac, and can be heard on Hedley's Double Platinum Juno nominated album The Show Must Go (Universal, 2009).

In 2012, D'Angelo was awarded a Canada Council for the Arts Specialized Travel Grant to study trumpet in Valencia, Spain. More recently, he attended the Banff Centre for the Arts at the Allstar Brass Residency with Jens Lindemann. In 2017, he performed the British Columbia premiere of John Estacios Concerto for Trumpet with the Kamloops Symphony.

D'Angelo currently holds the position of trumpet instructor at Capilano University and is a Stomvi Performing Artist.

I have been teaching private trumpet for a little over 20 years and over 10 years at Capilano University.

Having performed at the top of many different styles and genres, I bring my knowledge and versatility to my teaching. I have taught masterclasses, and adjudicated festivals in Canada, the United States and Mexico.

I have studied in both the Chicago and New York schools of classical trumpet playing, as well as European studies in both Spain and Switzerland. 

I teach a relaxed approach to playing with a focus on tone, efficiency, musicality and to playing the instrument.

I am constantly studying and learning new approaches to teaching and performing, and look to pass these on to my students.

Banff All-Star Brass Residency Scholarship, 2014.

Applied Alexander Technique on Trumpet, Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant.

Juno nomination, The Show Must Go, 2009.

International Mariachi Festival & Charreria Guadalajara Mexico, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2016.

National Youth Orchestra of Canada, 2007.

National Youth Orchestra of Canada, 2006.

McGill University Graduate Travel Scholarship, 2005.

Aspen Music Festival and School Brass Quintet Fellowship, 2005.

Brandon University Graduate Scholarship, 2003.

Edythe Hamilton Whitehead Memorial Scholarship, 2001.

Laura Grace Taylor Scholarship in Instrumental Music, 2000.

Brandon University Music Scholarship, 2000.

Nan McLean Goodwin Music Award, North Vancouver, B.C., 1999.