Assistant Professor of Music
Sycil Mathai is a trumpeter with a global musical career spanning genres from ensembles like The Knights Orchestra and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra to Broadway shows like “South Pacific” and “Mary Poppins.” He has also worked with artist Carter Burwell, the dance companies of Merce Cunningham and Mark Morris Dance Group, and movie directors Andy Kaufman and the Coen Brothers. Mathai has recorded for RCA, PBS, CBS, EA Sports, and Warner Classics, and has shared the stage with artists ranging from Yo-Yo Ma to Stevie Wonder. Recently, he saw the release of his recording with The Knights Orchestra featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and a recording of violin concertos featuring Gil Shaham.
Sycil is a graduate of Juilliard under the tutelege of Mark Gould, and Texas Christian University as a student of Steve Weger. Mathai formerly taught at the State University of New York at Fredonia.