Caster Teoh

Trumpet/Trombone

Hailing from Penang, Malaysia, Dr. Caster Teoh, serves as Principal Trumpet at Dream Orchestra of Los Angeles. Since coming to the United States, Caster has appeared in numerous orchestras, including the American Youth Symphony, Orange County Symphony, Santa Monica Symphony, Quad City Symphony, Cedar Rapids Opera, and West Coast Chamber Orchestra. While in college, he was one of the finalists in the Maia Quartet competition and was awarded outstanding Pi Kappa Lambda award in 2007. Caster has performed with many professional ensembles, including the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, National Orchestra of Malaysia, and the Kumamoto International Orchestra. During the summers, he has performed in many countries, including Brazil, Italy, Japan, Korea, Belgium, Taiwan, Australia, Thailand, and Canada. A doctoral graduate from the USC Thornton School of Music, Caster was inducted as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society in 2007 and 2013. Caster is a much sought after teacher of trumpet. His students have won numerous music awards, and been admitted to acclaimed universities such as University of Michigan and Eastman School of Music. Caster has been teaching at the Neighborhood Music School since 2015.