Barry Perkins

Principal, Susie and Steve Perry Chair
Barry Perkins
Barry Perkins has served as Principal Trumpet of Pacific Symphony since 2004. Throughout his career, he has performed with many world renown orchestras, famous classical and jazz artists as well as esteemed conductors. Barry has performed on the world's most prestigious concert stages including those of Munich, Frankfurt, London, Paris, Lucerne, Hannover, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Essen, Vienna, as well as those of the United States. He most recently has performed for the Kennedy Center Honors.

When Barry was in his early 20's, he held the position of Associate Principal Trumpet of the Mexico City Philharmonic for 5 years. In the many years that followed, Barry has performed with the San Diego Symphony, San Diego Opera, Baltimore Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, American Ballet Theater and Principal with the Mainly Mozart Festival.

In addition to his current duties with the Pacific Symphony, Barry is a member of the music faculty at California Baptist University, UCI and founder of the Barry Perkins Trumpet Academy which has reached hundreds of young musicians throughout Southern California.

Barry is also an active Hollywood Studio Musician. A few recent film and TV credits include:
Indiana Jones 5: Dial of Destiny, Avatar 2: The Way of Water, 65, Creed 3, The Super Mario Brothers Movie, Willow - Disney+, Black Adam, The Color Purple Musical, Nope, Under the Boardwalk, Harold and the Purple Crayon, Lightyear, Jungle Cruise, The Book of Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Adam Project, The Flash, Raya and the Last Dragon, Quiet Place 2, Space Jam 2, Star Wars Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker, Star Trek Picard and Discovery, Aquaman, Creed 2, First Man, The Predator, Welcome To Marwen, Lego Movie 2, Toy Story 4, Deadpool 2, Star Wars:The Last Jedi, Ready Player One, Jumanji 2, Orville, The Post, Downsizing, Star Trek Discovery, Logan, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Transformers:The Last Night, Spiderman: Homecoming, Cars 3, Rogue One, Star Wars The Force Awakens, Hidden Figures, The Big Friendly Giant, Independence Day Resurgence, The Secret Life Of Pets, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, Going In Style, The Magnificent 7, The Good Dinosaur, Peanuts, The Finest Hours, Monster Trucks, The Walk, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Pixels, Minions, Fantastic Four, Concussion, The Finest Hours, Big Hero 6, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Godzilla, My All American, The Amazing Spiderman 2, Blended, Agents of Shield (TV), The Interview, Tinkerbell and the Pirate Fairy, Frozen, Into The Storm, White House Down, Pacific Rim, Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters, Planes, Lone Ranger, EPIC, Monsters University, Oz The Great and Powerful, Wreck-It Ralph, GI Joe 2, The Amazing Spiderman, Snow White and the Huntsman, Men in Black 3, The Muppets, Karate Kid, The Last Airbender, Avatar, 2012, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Knight and Day, Wolfman, Couples Retreat, The Princess and the Frog, Wolverine, Tinker bell 3, Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure, Hotel For Dogs, Bedtime Stories, G-Force, Miracle at St. Anna, and Repo Men.