Cameron Harder Handel

 

Cameron Handel performs exclusively on Powell Signature Trumpets and Facet Mutes. Her experience and talents have allowed her to travel the world. Cameron received a scholarship to the University of Georgia where she studied classical trumpet under Fred Mills, one of the founding members of the Canadian brass. During her sophomore year, Cameron auditioned for and was selected to the North American touring cast of the Tony Award-winning Broadway production, “Blast!” She feels honored to have been a featured trumpet soloist in both “Blast!” and “Blast 2- M.I.X.” (Music in Extreme). Over the past 8 years, she has toured the U.S., parts of Canada, and almost all major cities in Japan with the shows. Last summer while promoting MIX, Cameron appeared on several Japanese TV shows and even has an interview in the popular “Sax and Brass” magazine. In between tours with Blast, Cameron worked on finishing her undergraduate degree, enrolling in The Jazz Studies program at The College of Charleston. She is one of the charter members of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra, not to mention one of the youngest and only females.
Cameron is currently on a world tour as Michael Bolton’s trumpet player. In addition to playing the trumpet, she also sings and dances for MB. Last year, she performed behind SEAL for a televised show that aired in London. After auditioning in Atlanta in 2006, she was flown to NYC and claimed the runner-up spot for trumpeter in Beyonce’s all-female band. Cameron keeps up her classical chops by subbing with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and playing weddings. She has also toured the Southeast for the past 2 Christmas seasons with The Crescent Brass, a local professional brass quintet. Whenever off-tour and in Charleston, Cameron plays with Super Deluxe: “Charleston’s premier party band” in clubs and wedding receptions. In addition, she plays with her life long friends from the acclaimed “Sol-Driven Train” whenever they have a home show. When she is not touring, Cameron maintains a highly successful trumpet studio of approximately 25 students a week, ranging in age from 7-18. Several of her students are selected to the All-Region and All-State bands every year, with a few receiving scholarships this year to study music.

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