Claudio Osorio is a long time member of the Symphony of the Americas, and in addition to his principal position with the orchestra, has also performed as Principal Trumpet with the Miami City Ballet, the Key West Pops Orchestra, the Boca Raton Symphonic Pops Orchestra and the Gold Coast Opera, as well as a trumpet position with the Florida Grand Opera. He has also held trumpet positions over the past decade with the Florida Philharmonic, the Greater Palm Beach Symphony, and the New World Symphony.
Claudio is a past Trumpet Winner of the New American Composer Concerts in Carnegie Hall, presented by the National Orchestral Association.
In the chamber music genre, he is founder and Principal Trumpet of the C.O. Brass in Miami, Florida. For over a decade, he also served as the Principal Trumpet of Sociedad Pro-Arte Gratteli in Miami. Other Miami chamber ensembles in which Claudio has performed, include the South Beach Chamber Players and the Vivace Brass.
In commercial music, Claudio has been lead or co-lead trumpet with Al Jerreau, Les Elgart Big Band, Manhattan Transfer, Tommy Tune, Mel Torme, Melton Mustafa Big Band, Andrea Bocelli, KS and the Sunshine Band, Mike Post, Jose Carreras, Joni Mitchell, Donnie Osmond, Melissa Manchester, Roger Williams, Brazil’s Jobim Sinfonico, the Jingle Recording for “Steven Spielberg”, and other free-lanc recordings on a variety of labels. In Latin genre, he has served as lead trumpet with Celia Cruz (World Tours), Juan-Gabriel, Frankie Ruis, Lisandro Mesa, and Emmanuel among others.
Claudio holds a Bachelors Degree on Dean’s List from University of Miami in Music Performance, and a Masters Degree In Music performance from Manhattan School of Music. His teachers included Gilbert Johnson (Philadelphia Symphony and Curtis institute), William Vacchiano (NY Philharmonic and Juilliard), and Ray Mae(Orpheus Chamber Orch, Chair Juilliard Brass Dept).
Claudio currently serves as full time Associate Professor on the faculty of Miami Dade College in the Arts and Philosophy Department, where he also is the Brass Ensemble Director, and the Jazz Big-Band Ensemble Director.
Currently a Doctoral candidate with a 4.0 GPA at Nova University in Distance Education with Emphasis on Technology, Claudio’s other interests include mountain biking, traveling, church choir & bible study, chess, cars, politics, academic research, and Apple computing.