TOBIAS MONTE: Biography
Tobias Monte maintains an active career as a performer, conductor and educator. As a performer, he holds positions in the trumpet sections of the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Simon Sinfonietta. He has also performed with the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Rhode Island Civic Chorale Orchestra, the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, the Woods Hole Cantata Consort, and the American Band of Providence, RI. He is the founder of the Concordia Brass Quintet and a member of the Sonare Chamber Ensemble.
As a conductor, Mr. Monte has been the director of the Marion Concert Band (Marion, MA) since 1985. He was the musical director for New Bedford Festival Theatre from 1996 to 2003, overseeing the music for 15 NBFT productions. He co-directed the Acushnet Classic Ensemble from 1993 to 1997 and has been the choir director at St. John of God Church in Somerset, MA since 1977. As a festival conductor, Mr. Monte conducted the 1993 Rhode Island Junior High All-State Band, the 2008 Senior SEMSBA Festival Orchestra, and the 2011 Northeastern Massachusetts Junior District Festival Orchestra. In 2010, he was named Senior Orchestra conductor for the New Bedford Symphony Youth Orchestra.
In January of 2000, Mr. Monte joined the faculty of the UMass Dartmouth Music Department where he directs the Wind Ensemble and teaches courses in conducting, brass methods and applied trumpet. Mr. Monte was also the musical director for the UMass Dartmouth Theatre Company from 2005 to 2010. He is currently the Theatre Company's faculty advisor.