Robert Dorer joined the Minnesota Orchestra in 1997 as second trumpet, after performing six seasons as principal trumpet with the New Mexico Symphony. He was previously a member of the Sante Fe Opera Orchestra, Santa Fe Pro Musica, Florida West Coast Symphony, and performed as guest principal with the New Zealand Symphony. Dorer received a Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University, where he studied with Vincent Cichowicz, former second trumpet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. After graduating from Northwestern, Dorer studied with Arnold Jacobs, former tubist with the Chicago Symphony and renowned teacher of wind instrument breathing techniques. An avid chamber musician, Dorer performed and recorded for five years as a member of the Florida Brass Quintet. He has also performed chamber music at several Sommerfest chamber performances and in the Minnesota Orchestra's chamber series at MacPhail School of Music, and has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in Florida, North Carolina, New Mexico, and Minnesota. Dorer enjoys teaching, and he spent seven summers on the faculty of the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina. At Vincent Cichowicz' recommendation, Dorer was interviewed for the book Back to Basics, an analysis of Cichowicz' teaching method. In 2005, Dorer performed trumpet ensemble music with Adolph Herseth and Doc Severinsen at the University of Wisconsin--LaCrosse Trumpet Festival. Dorer is a Sonare Trumpet Artist and has taught Master classes at high schools and colleges throughout Minnesota.
TRC-800 (C trumpet)
TRB-800 (Bb trumpet)