Forrest Sonntag

Second Trumpet

Forrest Sonntag is a classical musician who loves hip-hop and heavy metal.

What would you be doing if you weren’t a professional musician?
I probably would have been a veterinarian. I love working with animals and I almost went into the medical field before I decided to pursue music performance.

What do you do in your spare time (other than practice!)?
Most of my spare time is spent either working on my car or my motorcycle.

What is your favorite thing about being a professional musician?
It has to be performing for people who have never heard live classical music. The expressions on their faces are priceless!

What sport(s) do you participate in?
Golf, tennis, and lots of fishing!

Do you have a favorite team?
I follow Fútbol and the Argentina national team. And being that I'm from South Florida, of course the Miami Dolphins and Miami Marlins!

What is your favorite food?
definitely burgers.

Who is your favorite composer?
Mahler, Bruckner, Strauss, pretty much anything with big brass!

What’s currently on your Ipod?
A lot of Motown, Funk, Hip-Hop, Rap, Classic Rock and Heavy Metal.

Education
Manhattan School of Music with a Bachelor of Music in Classical Trumpet Performance