JAMIE HOOD is recognized across the US and Europe as an educator, soloist and conductor. Born in Scotland, Jamie is a product of the Salvation Army banding tradition and began cornet lessons with his father at the age of 4. After moving to Alsace, France at 14, Jamie continued his education studying with Marc Ullirch (solo trumpet Basel Symphony Orchestra), Philippe Litzler (Solo Trumpet Tonhalle Orchestra), James Gourlay (International Tuba Soloist).Jamie then returned to Scotland to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with Nigel Boddice (Trumpet) and Roger Webster (Cornet). During this time Jamie played with two of Scotland’s premiere brass bands, The Co-operative Funeralcare Band and The Kirkintilloch Band. After a period of 2 years he moved back to Alsace and began studies with the American trumpet teacher and composer Anthony Plog at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg, Germany and Pierre Thibaud in Paris, France.Jamie is a passionate educator and loves to teach. He is equally at home working with beginners as well as seasoned players of all ages. Jamie began teaching at the age of 16 in various music schools in France and since then has gone onto teach regular and give Master Classes in , Germany, Switzerland, and the States. Jamie is still very passionate about teaching and still wants to learn himself as well as gain a greater understanding of Brass Pedagogy. It is because of this drive to continually get better as an educator himself that Jamie has started to work very closely with American Brass Pedagogue and tuba player David Fedderly.As a freelance trumpet player Jamie has worked with l’Orchestre de Chambre de Cannes in France, The Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra in Monte Carlo, The Houston Grand Opera in Texas and The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist and Besson Cornet Artist Jamie has given recitals and Master Classes in France, Switzerland and in the USA.Jamie has had a lot of success conducting brass bands and working as a clinician with brass bands in Switzerland, France, and Scotland. He has also been an adjudicator at the Swiss National Soloist Competition and The North American Brass Band Association (NABBA) Competition. At present Jamie is the Music Director with The Queen City Brass Band in Charlotte, NC with whom he has been making huge musical strides over the last 2 years since accepting to work with the band.Up until August of 2014 Jamie was the Divisional Music Director for The Salvation Army in North and South Carolina overseeing the music and arts programs in the 60 churches across the Carolinas.Jamie is now a freelance educator, soloist and conductor based in Happy Valley, OR and performs exclusively on a Besson Prestige BE2028 cornet.