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We welcome Jim Spragg, second trumpet of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for our second instalment in the Band Room Sectionals Series! Dylan and Jim speak about his exciting path to the TSO, how his thoughts on being a great section player can help our ensembles, being an Olympic level shooting referee, orchestra contracting and lots of hilarious  stories along the way. 


​About Jim

Associated with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as an “extra” since 1969 under Karel Ančerl, Jim has been living the dream job as a full player since 1987, in the position of section trumpet.


He has held many important positions in some of Canada's major performing groups, such as Orchestre symphonique de Québec, Hamilton Philharmonic, Canadian Opera Company, The National Ballet of Canada, Stratford Festival, and New Music Concerts.


Living in Toronto, never too far from Roy Thomson Hall and his trumpet, Jim and his wife Lorraine also serve as staff for two precocious Siamese cats.


EKR Hammell | Skyline (BRP Theme Music)

University of Toronto Wind Ensemble

Dr. Gillian MacKay - Conductor

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Jim Spragg

University of Toronto Faculty of the Music

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