A native of Tennessee, trumpeter John Dent holds degrees from Oberlin College and the Juilliard School. As a member of the American Symphony Orchestra, he performs regularly at Carnegie Hall and at the Bard Music Festival, and has toured Brazil and Japan with the orchestra. He has appeared as a soloist on Live from Lincoln Center with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra and at the OK Mozart Festival.

John’s career in the New York area includes performances with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Lukeýs, the New York City Opera, and Encores! at New York City Center. He has been a member of the orchestra for Broadway productions of Man of La Mancha, The Music Man, The Sound of Music, Candide, and Billy Elliot: The Musical.