Jonathan Corry

Ph.D, M.Mus, B.Mus (hons)

Conductor, adjudicator, teacher.

Jonathan Corry

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Jonathan is a freelance musician based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, regularly playing trumpet and cornet with groups such as the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, RTE Concert Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Insieme Brass and is currently musical advisor for the 1st Old Boys Brass Band.

He was taught cornet by his father, then trumpet by Paul Young at the City of Belfast School of Music becoming Principal Trumpet of the National Youth Orchestra of GB. Jonathan studied trumpet at the RNCM with John Miller and John Dickinson, during this time he developed a passion for brass band conducting leading to his appointment as Musical Director of Besses o' th' Barn Brass Band and Professional Conductor for Cwmaman Institute Brass Band. In 2005 he received his Masters in Conducting from the RNCM having studied with James Gourlay and in 2016 he was awarded his Ph.D from the University of Salford.

He has performed and recorded with bands such as Black Dyke, Brighouse & Rastrick and has performed Haydn, Hummel and Bach concertos with the Ulster Orchestra, Camerata Ireland and Nottingham Chamber Orchestras respectively. Jonathan was conductor of Enfield Citadel SA Band making several recordings, commissioning works by leading wind/brass composers and featuring world class soloists. His work within music education includes rehearsal conductor for the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, the European Youth Brass Band, teaching/conducting with SELB Music Service, Brent Music Service, Havering Music Service, Berkshire Maestros, various Salvation Army music schools and a period as Bandmaster, Head of Brass and Assistant Housemaster at Pangbourne College.

For several years, Jonathan was Director of Music and Gospel Arts for The Salvation Army in Chicago leading the after school music programs, youth groups, leadership seminars and founding the composite Red Shield Brass Band bridging the music into rehabilitation centres and areas of social depravity. He has been on the panel for auditions and final recitals at institutions such as Salford University and Northern Illinois University and has adjudicated for the Scottish Championships, NIBA and US Open Championships.

As an arranger, Jonathan's music has been performed/recorded by many music groups and soloists across the World — his passion is Classical/Choral transcriptions for brass with several pieces published by Brookwright Music. In 2019 he was part of the development of the new 800 DLX Cornet from Getzen Musical Instruments and is now Director of Getzen Ireland Ltd. the sole importer of Getzen instruments for the UK and Ireland.



Pontardulais Town Band - Annual Concert - The storytellers present.....

Saturday 22 June • Pontarddulais Comprehensive School, Caecerrig Road, Pontarddulais. SA4 8PD

Boarshurst Silver Band - Sunday Brass Concert - Strata Brass

Sunday 23 June • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane OL3 7EW

Wotton-under-Edge Silver Band - Foden's Band

Sunday 23 June • Renishaw Innovation Centre,. New Mills, Kingswood, Wotton-under-Edge,. Gloucestershire GL12 8JR

West Midlands Police Band - Sovereign Brass and Brett Baker (Trombone)

Sunday 23 June • Tipton Green Methodist Church. Park Lane West. Tipton. Sandwell. DY1 4QF

Brass Bands England - Youth Fest 2024

Friday 28 June • Barnsley Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley S70 2HZ

Epping Forest Band

June 25 • Required: We are a friendly 2nd section band in Essex. We are in need of a Tenor Horn (position negotiable) and a Kit player. We have our own band room and full percussion is provided

Harlow Brass Band

June 24 • Come and join our friendly and welcoming band. We have vacancies for TROMBONES, BACK ROW CORNETS AND PERCUSSION. We hold our own Spring and Christmas Concerts and play at various local events throughout the year.

Dobcross Silver Band

June 23 • Dobcross Silver Band seek applications for the position of BASS TROMBONE to join our talented section . We are a progressive 3rd section band who work and play hard. This is a rare opportunity to be part of something rather special!

Chris Wormald

B.Mus (Hons), LTCL, PGCE
Conductor, adjudicator, arranger


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