Craig Swartz

Instrument

Trumpet

Member of the Orchestra since

1987

Most memorable experience with the Orchestra

All experiences have been memorable!

How I got started playing my instrument

My parents insisted that each of the six of us study a musical instrument. The program in the Davenport schools was nationally known so I was always thrown up against outstanding players at school, in the Quad Cities Youth Symphony and throughout the rest of my formal education.

Favorite composer

No real favorite composer, I listen to everything from Bach to Pink and Lady Gaga.

Favorite solo piece

Probably Fasch's Concerto in D for piccolo trumpet

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