Bios

Bill Lawing | Chris Fensom | Frank Portone | Fred Boyd | John Bartlett

Bill Lawing is a founding member of Carolina Brass, which gives him nearly thirty years of performing with the quintet. He is the Estes Millner Professor of Music at Davidson College, where he teaches trumpet, directs the jazz and brass ensembles, and teaches an extreme variety of music classes. In additional to Carolina Brass, he has performed in symphonies throughout the region, including serving as principal trumpet of the Western Piedmont Symphony in their 2009-2010 season. In his spare time he is involved in various civic organizations in Davidson, and regularly beats Chris Fensom and Frank Portone in golf, which says more about their golf games than it does about his.