Fred Trumpy is a drummer, percussionist, chamber musician, and devoted teacher. He is currently a member of the Gamelan Yowana Sari, Jackson Heights Orchestra, rock bands Living Room and Hopefully Forgiven.
Fred has performed with Talujon Percussion Ensemble, Iktus Percussion, Time Table Percussion, Ursula Oppens, Face the Music, One World Symphony, Brooklyn Symphony, Merrick Symphony, and performed on the award winning film score Body/Antibody. In 2010, Fred was selected to work with composer Bright Sheng during his Queens College Residency. He is also fortunate enough to have perform at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, Le Poisson Rouge, Galapagos Art Space, The Stone, Flea Theater, Glasslands, Colden Auditorium, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Thalia Café, Powerhouse Arena, Death by Audio, New York Electronic Music Festival, CUNY New Music Festival, Weapons of Mass Creation Festival in Cleveland, Ohio, The Fest in Gainesville, Florida and has also toured Europe including England, Scotland, Wales, France, Germany, Austria, and Greece with his band Marine Electric. Fred can be heard on the German label Yo-Yo Records and American labels including Jetsam Flotsam Records, Better Days Will Haunt You Tapes, UnBuckled Records, and Listen Up!
Fred is an instructor through many different organizations including Midori and Friends, United Nations International School, Cambria Center for the Gifted Child, and The Kupferberg Center for the Arts’ outreach program Cultural After School Adventures Program.
Fred graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachlors of Music in Percussion Performance from The Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College.