Brass

Matthew Onstad, Principal Trumpet


Matthew Onstad
Principal Trumpet
Member Since 2016

BM - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh 
MM - University of Wisconsin Madison
DMA -University of Wisconsin Madison (in progress) 

What is your favorite piece of music?  Mahler's 2nd Symphony.

What is your favorite QCSO memory? It was an incredibly humbling and wonderful experience to be given the opportunity to play Arban's "Carnival of Venice" with the QCSO in my second season with the orchestra.  

What is a fact about you that our QCSO audiences might find surprising? I play trumpet in a hip-hop band in Madison, WI called Fringe Character. The music we perform is completely different from anything I am used to - it's a blast!

Away from the orchestra, where might the QCSO audience find you?  When I am not in a practice room at school, you can find me running around the beautiful city of Madison, or cooking after said run.