Cameron Zhen

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Major: Instrumental Performance

Instrument: Trumpet

Stamps Ensemble Name: Stamps Brass Quintet

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Cameron Zhen, a trumpet player from Coral Springs, Florida, is a member of the Stamps Brass Quintet in the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. At age 9, Zhen started playing trumpet, which developed into a passion in high school that convinced him to pursue music as a career. As a student of J.P. Taravella High School, Cameron studied under Ral Estevens, who also attended the University of Miami, albeit in the 1980s. Throughout all four years of high school, Zhen received only the highest ratings, superiors, at all evaluations such as Solo and Ensemble and concert band festivals. He participated in the Broward All-County Band all four years as well. In his junior and senior years of high school, Cameron participated in the Florida All-State ensembles as a member of the Symphonic Band and the Symphonic Orchestra. He also participated in the Miami’s New World Symphony’s Side-By-Side Program in his last 2 years of high school. In summer 2017, between his senior year and starting college, Zhen participated in the Boston University Tanglewood Institute’s Young Artist Orchestra and studied under principal of the Metropolitan Opera, David Krauss. Zhen currently studies with former principal trumpet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and current trumpet professor at University of Miami, Craig Morris.