Sean O’Donnell is a freelance trumpet player and teacher in the Chicago area. He grew up in San Diego, California and attended high school at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan. He graduated from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in 2012 with his Bachelor of Music degree in Trumpet Performance, studying with Joey Tartell. He has also studied with Channing Philbrick, Stephen Burns, Kenneth Larson and Frank Glasson. He has been in the trumpet section of the Chicago Metropolitan Brass Ensemble since 2015 and Principal Trumpet of the Classical Symphony Orchestra of Chicago since 2013. He has also performed with the DuPage Symphony, Lake Forest Civic Orchestra, Full Score Chamber Orchestra, Wheaton Municipal Band and the North Shore Concert Band. He is currently a trumpet teacher at Oswego School District 308, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Palatine High School, Notre Dame College Prep and has been a brass coach for the Ravinia Festival’s “Reach, Teach and Play,” program.