Featured Ensemble Director


Seelan Manickam

St. John’s Preparatory School, Danvers, MA

A native of Canada, Seelan received his BMus. from 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 numerous ensembles including, The Boston Chamber Orchestra, Cambridge Choral Society, South Coast Community Chorale, The University of Massachusetts Orchestra, The Firelands Symphony Orchestra and the Clarion University Wind Ensemble.
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. As 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 and Phillips Academy.
Seelan has served on the faculty of The Boston Conservatory’s Extension Division, Indian Hill Music School, and Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute. Currently he is on the faculty of Keene State College where in addition to giving trumpet lessons, he directs the Brass Choir and Brass Chamber Music. He is also the Music Director at St. John’s Preparatory School in Danvers, MA.
Seelan performs on Adams trumpets.

          February 10, 2018