Portrait of Tobias Monte

Tobias Monte

Part Time Lecturer




CVPA Main Campus 204


1988 Rhode Island College M.A.
1979 University of Lowell (now UMass Lowell) B.M.


  • Wind Ensemble
  • Jazz Orchestra
  • Brass Methods
  • Trumpet
  • Performance Workshop

Select publications

Ronald Sherwin & Tobias Monte (2016).
MCAS, PARCC, and the relationship between music instruction and state-mandated comprehensive assessments.
Connecting practice, measurement, and evaluation, GIA, 163-176.


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 and the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also performed with the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Rhode Island Civic Chorale Orchestra, the Simon Sinfonietta, the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, the Tri-County Symphonic Band, the American Band of Providence, RI, and the Southcoast Jazz Orchestra. 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 Artistic Director and Senior Orchestra Conductor for the New Bedford Symphony Youth Orchestra organization.

In January of 2000, Mr. Monte joined the faculty of the UMass Dartmouth Music Department where he directs the Wind Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra, in addition to teaching courses in brass methods and applied trumpet. He was also the musical director for the UMass Dartmouth Theatre Company from 2005 to 2010.
In 2017, Mr. Monte completed a public school teaching career as a music specialist that spanned 34 years and included teaching general music in grades K-8, instrumental music in grades 4-12, and musical direction for a middle school theater arts program.

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