Russell Campbell, a native Texan, joined the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in September 2004 as Associate Principal trumpet, bringing him back to Texas after 14 years of work and study elsewhere. After completing undergraduate studies at the University of Houston with James Austin, Russell went on to study at The Juilliard School under Raymond Mase and Mark Gould. Past positions include Associate Principal trumpet with the Palm Beach Opera, Principal Trumpet of the Tacoma Symphony, Northwest Sinfonietta, Utah Festival Opera, and one-year appointments as second trumpet with the St. Louis Symphony and Principal Trumpet with the Colorado Symphony. As a guest Principal he has performed with the Saint Louis Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Arizona Musicfest, Peter Britt Music Festival and the Mainly Mozart Festival of San Diego. Since the summer of 2013 Russell has served as Principal Trumpet in the Music in the Mountains summer festival orchestra in Durango, Colorado.