Chad Shoopman is an avid conductor, trumpet player, and educator in demand world-wide. Originally from Tucson, Arizona, Mr. Shoopman works primarily for the Walt Disney World Company in Orlando, Florida, and is the Music Director and Conductor of the world renowned Brass Band of Central Florida. He performs extensively as lead trumpet and conductor for a wide variety of musical endeavors including The Main Street Philharmonic, Disney’s Candlelight Processional, The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, The Florida Orchestra, Chuck Owen and The Jazz Surge, the hr-Big Band in Frankfurt, Germany, and Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band.
An Adjunct Professor at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, Chad is also in demand as a clinician and adjudicator. His effort and commitment to music education in these roles has brought him recognition and acclaim throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, and Germany. As a clinician for Disney’s Magic Music Days, Mr. Shoopman works with over 80 high school and college bands and orchestras from all over the world each year.
As a studio musician, Chad has recorded numerous projects for Walt Disney World, Tokyo Disneyland, television, radio, and feature films including Danny Elfman’s score to the motion picture “Extreme Measures” starring Hugh Grant and Gene Hackman.
Chad Shoopman received a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education (’96) and a Master’s degree in Conducting Performance (’99) from the University of Arizona. He currently resides in Windermere, Florida with his wife Susan and daughter Sophia.