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Don Eagle enjoys a multifaceted career as a trumpet performer. Currently, Don serves as the 3rd trumpet in the North Carolina Symphony.
    Don has appeared as a soloist with the UNC-Chapel Hill Symphony Orchestra, the North Carolina Chamber Players, the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra, the Elon College Chamber Orchestra, the Barton College Chamber Orchestra and the Meredith College Chamber Orchestra. He also performed Karel Husa’s Trumpet Concerto No. 1 under the direction of Karel Husa and the Duke University Wind Symphony.
You can hear Don on recordings by the Carolina Brass, the North Carolina Symphony and the National Opera Company. Don has also recorded a CD of solo trumpet and organ music on the Pro Organo label.

Eagle has been with the Amalgam brass for over 10 years at its inception. He has been with the North Carolina Symphony for over 30 years.  Currently, Don holds teaching positions at NC State University and Duke University as well as maintaining a private studio of close to 40 students.

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Paul Neebe Highly accomplished across musical genres, trumpeter Paul Neebe performs widely as a soloist, orchestral musician, and chamber player. The International Trumpet Guild praises Neebe for his “crystal clear sound” and “ringing articulation.” He currently serves as principal trumpet of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Wintergreen Festival Orchestra in addition to serving as the trumpet mentor for the National Music Festival in Chestertown, Maryland.
Paul Neebe can be heard on Te Deum, a CD released in 2003 on the German label MDG featuring solo trumpet and organ; and on American Trumpet Concertos, a 2005 release on Albany Records with the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Neebe actively commissions and performs new compositions, having commissioned several new works for trumpet and orchestra from composers Eddie Bass, Richard Cioffari, Walter Ross and Roger Petrich, who praised Neebe as “an exceptional trumpet soloist.”  These pieces are slated to be on his next solo CD "21st Century American Trumpet Concertos".
He has performed for the Goethe Institute Cultural Program in Rothenburg, Germany and given solo performances across the United States, Germany, Norway and Slovakia..  Former teaching positions include: The University of Virginia, James Madison University, Elon University and St. Augustine's College. He holds both the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School, as well as the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the Catholic University of America. For more information, visit nisi.  

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  Pam Burleson. was raised in a musical family. Her mother taught her piano and music theory, and her father was her first horn teacher. As a high school student, Pamela won her local symphony’s concerto competition and earned a full ride scholarship to Interlochen Arts Camp. She completed her first two years of college at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, where she participated in the Donne in Musica festival in Rome, Italy as a member of Borealis BrassVacant Position).   

She went on to complete her Bachelor of Music degree at the Boston Conservatory, where she studied with founding Canadian Brass member David Ohanian. She earned her Master’s degree at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, where she studied with renowned performer and pedagogue William VerMeulen. Pamela has appeared in performance with the Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, and the Honolulu Symphony, and has participated in the Spoleto USA, AIMS Graz, and Aspen music festivals, and the Music Academy of the West.

While in Houston, she enjoyed an active career as a horn instructor, leading sectionals and horn classes, coaching chamber ensembles, and teaching master classes, in addition to working one-on-one with more than 40 students. She is currently playing with the North Carolina Symphony and a member of the Amalgam Brass.


Michael Kris  is the instructor of low brass and director of brass chamber music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also on the performance faculty at Duke University and the Eastern Music Festival. Mr. Kris is a regular performer with the North Carolina Symphony, North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra, North Carolina Theater, North Carolina Opera and a variety of chamber music ensembles.

As a performer, Mr. Kris is currently Second Trombone in the Eastern Music Festival Philharmonic and has been a member of the North Carolina Symphony, serving as Principal and Second Trombone. In addition, he has been a member of the Winston-Salem Symphony and the Greensboro Symphony and has performed with several orchestras throughout the eastern United States.

Apart from his orchestral work, Mr. Kris is an active soloist and clinician performing and teaching throughout the southeast. As a jazz musician, he has toured with groups in the United States and Europe and has worked with artists such as Tony Bennett, Clark Terry and Natalie Cole. Mr. Kris attended McNeese State University and the Cincinnati College/Conservatory of Music where he studied with Mr. Tony Chipurn, retired principal trombone of the Cincinnati Symphony. Mr. Kris has earned a bachelor of music education as well as a master of music in trombone performance. Prior to his appointment at the University of North Carolina, Mr. Kris held teaching posts at North Carolina Central University, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and St. Augustine's College.


 Steve Truckenbrod is one of the finest Tubists living today. His playing reminds his colleagues of the late Arnold Jacobs.   His rhythmic accuracy and musicianship are a steady anchor for the group.  He was a former member of the Monumental Brass Quintet in Washington DC. With a Masters in Chemistry, he is one of the smartest of the group and also a good partner for trivia.