Canadian trumpeter, Kayla Solomon, has quickly made a name for herself on both the national, and international stage. She completed her undergraduate degree in Trumpet Performance at Brandon University and her masters degree in Trumpet Performance and Literature at UCLA. She has competed in many competitions in Canada and the United States including the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals Competition (FCMF), the Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg’s McLellan Competition, the National Trumpet Competition, and the International Women’s Brass Conference Competition. She placed 1st in the Brass division in the FCMF’s National competition in 2017 and was a winner of the UCLA All-Star Competition in 2018. Solomon was a member of Market Street Brass from 2014-2019 and has performed Brass Quintet shows in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Canada. She was principal trumpet for the Brandon Chamber players in their 2017-2018 season and was principal trumpet for the National Youth Band of Canada in 2017. She has studied with world class trumpet players including Chris Fensom, Jens Lindemann, Ronald Romm, and Carole Reinhart. She is currently continuing her education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a DMA candidate, where she also holds a teaching assistant position in trumpet methods and applied lessons.