Kole Pantuso

  • Trumpet

Trumpet Instructor in Cincinnati and NKY

Trumpet Instructor Kole Pantuso is an advocate for the uplifting power of music, a multifaceted

musician and educator who is comfortable in a number of different styles of music.

Raised in San Antonio, Texas, Kole holds a Masters in Trumpet performance at the

University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where he was awarded the

Graduate Brass Quintet fellowship. There, his primary teachers were Michael Mergen

and Phil Collins. His undergraduate degree is from the University of North Texas where

he studied with Keith Johnson, John Holt, Jason Bergman, and Allen Vizzutti.

Kole has played with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Corpus Christi

Symphony, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Blue-Ash Montgomery Symphony and has

served as the Principal Trumpet of Symphony VIVA in San Antonio. Currently, Kole is an

artist in residence at Cincinnati’s Christ Church Cathedral with the Rhineburg brass

Quintet. A versatile trumpeter, Kole has played in Symphony Orchestras, Pit Orchestras,

Wind Bands, Brass Bands, Brass Quintets, Big Bands, Jazz Combos, Rock, Funk,

Salsa Bands, and is at home in a number of different musical environments. He teaches

privately in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky and his studio consists of middle and high

school aged trumpet players who regularly place in their areas district and region band

competitions. In addition to trumpet he is an experienced audio engineer and arranger,

having recorded many University Interscholastic League ensemble competitions and

arranging for a variety of different ensembles.