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Cody McClarty

Assistant Principal Trumpet

Cody McClarty

Dorothy Rhea Chair

Cody McClarty was appointed to the Assistant Principal Trumpet position of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in May 2018. Prior to this, he served two years as Principal Trumpet for the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, Garland Symphony Orchestra, and the Arlington Symphony Orchestra. Mr. McClarty has also performed with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, Santa Fe Symphony, Tulsa Symphony, and the Breckenridge Music Festival. In the summer of 2014, he was a member of the National Repertory Orchestra, based in Breckenridge Colorado.


Mr. McClarty is a native of Fort Worth, Texas and began trumpet studies under his older brother, James McClarty, who now plays trumpet for “The President’s Own” Marine Band, based in Washington, D.C. Cody earned his BM in Trumpet Performance from Southern Methodist University, under the tutelage of Tom Booth, former Assistant Principal Trumpet for the Dallas Symphony. While at SMU, he also studied with Ryan Anthony, Principal Trumpet, and Kevin Finamore, of the Dallas Symphony. Other notable teachers include Tom Cupples, of the National Symphony Orchestra, and WiffRudd, of Baylor University.