Kevin Finamore won the position of Second Trumpet in the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 2000. His responsibilities include rotating within the trumpet section and he can often be heard playing principalĀ trumpet on both classics and pops concerts. Prior to his Dallas Symphony tenure, Mr. Finamore performed with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Singapore Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, and the Sun Valley Summer Music Festival. Mr. Finamore also performed as fellow and soloist at Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. He can be heard on recordings by American Brass Quintet, Dallas Symphony Brass Quintet and CancerBlows: The Legends.
Mr. Finamore joined the faculty of SMU Meadows School of the Arts in 2018 as Adjunct Associate Professor of Trumpet. He was formerly a teacher for the preparatory department of The Julliard School of Music. Mr. Finamore regularly can be seen master classes and teaching around North Texas, Oklahoma, and around the south in high schools and universities including OSU, University of Kentucky, UNT, Baylor, and University of North Caroline Greensboro.
Prior to studies in New York, Mr. Finamore received his Masters in Music from The Juilliard School of Music and Bachelors of Music degree from North Carolina School of the Arts. His professors included Ray Mase, Chris Gekker, and Mark Gould.