Seelan Manickam

The XO trumpets are absolutely amazing! Whether I am using my Bb, C or new Piccolo, the XO trumpets are able to handle every playing situation and allow me the freedom to express myself as a musician.
Seelan Manickam


A native of Canada, Seelan received his BMus. at the University of Victoria and has also finished his Graduate work in trumpet performance at The Boston Conservatory. Additional studies have been with Jens Lindemann and Charles Schlueter. As a soloist Seelan has appeared with the Boston Chamber Orchestra, Cambridge Choral Society, South Coast Community Chorale, The University of Massachusetts Orchestra, Clarion University Wind Ensemble and The Firelands Symphony Orchestra. Other professional experience has included playing principal trumpet with The Indian Hill Symphony, New Hampshire Symphony, Salisbury Symphony, Thayer Symphony, New Bedford Symphony, Taipei Sinfionetta, and Cape Ann Symphony. A founding member of the award-winning Bala Brass Quintet, Seelan has toured the globe appearing in Japan, Canada, Thailand, and the US. An advocate of music education, Seelan has given master classes and clinics at the nation’s top conservatories and schools, including the University of Connecticut, SUNY-Purchase, Shenandoah Conservatory, Wisconsin Lutheran College, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Bridgewater State College, Salem State College, Drexel University, Kutztown University, and Phillips Academy. Seelan has been on the faculty at UMASS-Boston, Southern New Hampshire University, and the Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute. Currently, Seelan is on the faculty of Keene State College where he teaches trumpet and is the Director of the KSC Brass Choir. Seelan is an XO artist and plays on XO trumpets.

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