Theresa J. May (she/her) is a native of Shaker Heights, Ohio. She holds a Master of Music from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Dayton. Theresa is adjunct faculty at Cuyahoga Community College where she teaches Applied Trumpet and World Music.
Theresa enjoys community engagement as a teaching artist with the Roots of American Music Organization, is co-founder of the Chromatic Brass Collective, and is a member the International Society for Black Musicians (ISBM), an organization dedicated to the advocacy of Black musicians and their work in the scholarship of music.
As an active performer and educator, Theresa maintains several private studios in and around the city of Cleveland, Ohio and performs regularly with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra and international touring band, Mourning [A] BLKstar. She has also performed in the Colour of Music Festival, was a featured guest solo artist at the 2022 International Women’s Brass Conference and has also been featured in the International Trumpet Guild Journal. Additionally, in 2023 Theresa toured nationally with the Broadway Sinfonietta performing the film score for “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”.
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