• Background
     
    Mr. Megules has been surrounded by live music and musicians his whole life.  His grandfather, Charles J. Megules, played jazz bass from the "Roaring Twenties" to the 1960's.  His father, Karl, still performs and teaches piano, organ, and tuba.  The tradition of a life-long devotion to the creation and performance of music is strong in the Megules family, and Mr. Megules plans to uphold this tradition; hoping to inspire a new generation of musicians to take up the noble pursuit of music. 

    Education

    He earned a Master's degree in Trumpet Performance from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, where he received a full-scholarship to perform in the Graduate Brass Quintet.  He also earned a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from William Paterson University, where he was also offered a full-scholarship. In addition to "Dean's List," C.M.  was awarded: "2004 The Most Outstanding Musician," and "The Outstanding Classical Performer 2003-04," from William Paterson University.  While in the United States Army, he accelerated his course studies at the Armed Forces School of Music and graduated early.  Before leaving high school, he won the principal trumpet chair at the prestigious Governor's School of the Arts, lead Trumpet of the NJ All-State and Region II Jazz Band, All-State and Region II Wind Ensemble.  Mr. Megules was selected to play at the Annual Waterloo Jazz Festival as a soloist and was awarded the Louis Armstrong Award, Semper Fi award (U.S.M.C.) and the Director's Award.

    A Professional Musician
     
    Mr. Megules is extremely active as a freelance trumpeter and instructor.  His repertory is vast and varied; including genres such as: Jazz, Dixieland, Classical, R&B, Funk, Ska, Indo-Pop Fusion, and anything else that gets thrown at him. He currently performs as a regular member of the Trenton Brass Quintet http:/www.trentonbrassquintetplus1.com and the Garden State Symphonic Band. Megules also appears with the Delaware Valley Philharmonic Orchestra, Newtown Chamber Orchestra, Garden State Philharmonic, Lebanon Symphony, Cincinnati, Metropolitan Orchestra, Princeton British Brass Band, and Ohio Valley British Brass Band in addition to numerous other groups.  Some notable performances include: the late legendary jazz vibraphonist Lionel Hampton's 80th birthday party, tribute dinner to Robert Nash, 9-11 Memorial Concert at Liberty State Park 2001.  C. M. has performed on several recordings and as an actor in the 2001 film, "American Chai."  Lastly, Mr. Megules is the trumpet professor at Bucks County Community College, a nationally accredited school of music, and maintains a private trumpet studio.