Theresa J. May is a native of Shaker Heights, Ohio. She received her master’s degree in trumpet performance from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and her Bachelor of Music from the University of Dayton. Theresa keeps a vigorous teaching and performance schedule.
Ms. May is adjunct faculty at Cuyahoga Community College where she teaches Applied Trumpet and World Music. She is also adjunct faculty at John Carrol University, where she teaches World Music. As a private lesson instructor, she maintains several studios in and around the city of Cleveland.
Ms. May performs regularly with Gabriel’s Horns, Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, Mourning [A] BLKstar, and the Cleveland Brassworks. She continues to perform in the Colour of Music Festival, a festival for Black classical musicians, and has also recently began performing with Kyle Kidd & Company and is always looking for new opportunities to perform. Past performance experiences include Cleveland Opera Theater Orchestra, and DIVA Jazz Orchestra- under the direction of Sherrie Maricle, in the month-long production of Maurice Hines’ Tappin’ Thru Life at the Cleveland Playhouse. She has also been featured as a guest artist in the Alumni Recital Series at the University of Dayton.