Rob Schaer is a freelance trumpet performer in the Los Angeles area. Mr. Schaer began performing on the streets of Disney World in Orlando, Florida when he was only 17 years old. He continued working at Disney World while finishing a bachelor’s degree in trumpet from the University of Central Florida, studying with John Almeida. Mr. Schaer recently finished a master’s degree and Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Southern California, studying with Boyde Hood. Schaer has been influenced by many great teachers including Charlie Davis, Wayne Bergeron, Don Green and Bobby Shew.
To date, Rob Schaer has many recording credits to his name, including several big band albums and television/motion picture soundtracks. He has had the privilege of performing and/or recording with a wide variety of artists such as John Williams, Paul Anka, Patti Austin, Frankie Valli, Outkast, The Offspring, Quincy Jones, Tony Bennet, Steve Miller, Brian Culbertson, Frank Sinatra, Jr., The Henry Mancini Institute, Walt Disney World, Disneyland, The Los Angeles Philharmonic with Esa-Pekka Salonen, The GRAMMY Awards and many others.
His experience with Magic of Orlando and the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps has helped to develop a career as a composer/arranger and clinician for some of the top high school marching bands in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, New York, Texas and California.
In his spare time, Schaer enjoys an occasional round of golf where he gets beat by Adam…every time.