Charles Megules

Charles Megules
photo of Charles Megules
  • Part-Time Faculty, Arts, Music
  • Academic Credentials: M.M. Trumpet: University of Cincinnati; College Conservatory of MusicB.M.: William Paterson UniversityAccelerated Graduate: Armed Forces School of Music
  • Office: Hicks Art Center 125
    Phone: 215-968-8425 Ext: 8425
  • Office Hours:
    Thursday 4-6 p.m.

Courses Taught

  • MUSL101: Secondary Lessons
  • MUSL102: Secondary Applied Lessons, Level II (formerly MUSA256/266)
  • MUSL111: Principal Lesson I
  • MUSL112: Principal Lesson II
  • MUSL211: Principal Lesson III
  • MUSL212: Principal Lesson IV

Biography

Charles W. Megules is an active freelance performer based in Trenton, NJ and has performed in a wide variety of ensembles including; The Delaware Valley Philharmonic, Trenton Brass Quintet Plus One, Garden State Symphonic Band, Garden State Philharmonic, Princeton British Brass Band, Newtown Chamber Orchestra, Lebanon Symphony Orchestra, Ohio Valley British Brass Band, Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra. He has performed with music giants like Arturo Sandoval, Peter Richard Conte and Sharon Isbin. Mr. Megules's trumpet pedagogy is a combination of the rooted teachings of Vincent Chicowitz from the Chicago School and Max Schlossberg from the New York School; having studied with students of William Vacchiano, Ed Treutel, Mel Broiles, Charlie Geyer and Barbara Butler. These amazing teachers include: Phil Collins, Dr. J. Craig Davis, James Stubbs, Alan Siebert, Mitch Martin, Robert Gravener, and Joseph Scannella. Professor Megules believes in pressure minimization and streamlining the muscle groups involved in trumpet performance to enhance and gain efficiency in one's playing. He discovered this over a six-year period of painstaking trial and error while rehabilitating his embrochure with orthodontic braces (four years) and without (two years). Persistence and patience has taught him many things and inspired his self-proclaimed mantra, "There is nothing that is difficult or easy in life, there are merely things that are unfamiliar or familiar. It is our job to make things familiar."

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