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JoAnn Lamolino

About this Artist

JoAnn Lamolino is a Performing Artist and Educator in trumpet and yoga/mindfulness practices. Passionate about connecting cultures through music and mindfulness, JoAnn’s performances and presentations have seen her in such varied locations such as lava fields on the Big Island of Hawaii to the Greek Amphitheater in Taormina, Sicily.

JoAnn is currently the Associate Principal/Second Trumpet of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra and Lecturer in Trumpet at the University of Hawaii. In addition, she is a member of the Honolulu Brass Quintet, presenting education programs and performing in recitals throughout the Hawaiian Island chain. While on the East Coast, JoAnn is the Second Trumpet of the Reading Symphony Orchestra in Reading, PA, often serving as Guest Principal. Other performance highlights include the Tucson, Charleston, Baltimore, New Jersey and Omaha symphonies, plus recent Guest Principal Trumpet with the American Ballet Theater in NYC. In concert with Adele, Josh Groban, The Walkmen and on Broadway shows. As a soloist, JoAnn has appeared with the Charleston Symphony, Westchester Chamber Winds, Monmouth Symphony, Trinity Concerts at 1 Wall Street, RAI Italian National Television and was a 1st Prize winner in the Trumpet Competition at the IWBC, International Women’s Brass Conference.

JoAnn has been a Kundalini Yoga practitioner for 16 years and received her Level 1 Teacher Certification from the Kundalini Yoga Research Institute in 2021. In order to integrate her passions of music and yoga/meditation, JoAnn founded the Mind.Music.Sanctuary, a yoga/meditation base for musicians to improve performance and practice through a mindfulness lens. Since inception, there have been online workshops and masterclass presentations at DePaul, Purdue, Northern Illinois, Arizona State and New York Universities; in addition to weekly yoga classes offered online.

JoAnn holds a Master’s degree in Orchestral Performance from the Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelor’s degree from Boston University. Principal teachers include members of the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.