Portrait of Tobias Monte

Tobias Monte

Part Time Lecturer


TrumpetWind Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra



College of Visual & Performing Arts 204


2005Bridgewater State UniversityC.A.G.S.
1988Rhode Island CollegeM.A.
1979University 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 has performed in concert with Joshua Bell, Yo-Yo Ma and John Pizzarelli.

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 School All-State Band, the 2008 Senior SEMSBA Festival Orchestra, and the 2011 & 2018 Northeastern Massachusetts Junior District Festival Orchestras. 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. He teaches courses in digital notation, brass methods and applied trumpet, in addition to coordinating the Performance Workshop class for music majors. Mr. Monte 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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