Tage Larsen joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra trumpet section in 2002, having previously served as Second Trumpet with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.
Karin Bliznik was named Principal Trumpet of the St. Louis Symphony in September of 2013. She held the position of Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Atlanta Symphony prior to coming to S.
Susan Slaughter joined the trumpet section of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra in l969. Two years later she was appointed to the position of Principal Trumpet, becoming the first woman ever to be named Principal Trumpet of a major symphony orchestra.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Tom Drake joined the St. Louis Symphony in 1987 as Associate Principal Trumpet. He served as Acting Principal Trumpet from 2010-2013.