Director of Admission
Ross Beacraft oversees all aspects of admissions and chairs the financial aid committee for the School of Music. Mr. Beacraft joined the faculty in 1976 as a lecturer in applied trumpet and served in that capacity and as chair of the brass department until 1996. He continues to be a very active performer as Principal Trumpet with the Chicago Brass Quintet, Chicago Opera Theater and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. In addition he has performed often and recorded with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera, the Chicago Chamber Orchestra, Concertante di Chicago, Chicago’s ballet and theater orchestras and in many radio and television commercials. Former appointments include principal trumpet with the Norwegian Opera and Ballet Orchestra in Oslo and third assistant first trumpet with the North Carolina Symphony.