Charles (Charlie) Pagnard has been Principal Trumpet with the Dayton
Philharmonic Orchestra since 1981. He earned a Bachelor of Music Education
Degree from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Music Performance
from the Eastman School of Music. Charlie has also finished his DMA degree
course work at CCM.
He became a faculty member at Cedarville University in 1977 where he is
Professor Emeritus for Trumpet. He continues to teach both Trumpet and Applied
Music Classes. While at Cedarville, he has led the 20-member Cedarville Brass
Choir on extensive tours of Israel, Hungary, Italy, France, Switzerland, and
Greece. This ensemble has released a recording with Integra Music entitled At the
Last Trumpet where he is the soloist and conductor.
Mr. Pagnard has played frequently with the Cincinnati Symphony and Cincinnati
Pops orchestras and can be heard on 17 Cincinnati Pops recordings by Telarc. Mr.
Pagnard also plays First Trumpet in the Carillon Brass which is very active in
public performances and has produced two recordings with Integra Music.
Nashville, Tenn. Since 2007 he has been a frequent member of Eurobrass, a brass
ensemble that performs concert tours in Germany.