Craig Trompeter, baroque cellist and violist da gamba, performs and teaches throughout the United States.  He is principal cellist with Baroque Band, Chicago’s period instrument orchestra which was recently named Ensemble in Residence on WFMT Chicago.  He performs regularly with the Newberry Consort, Chicago Opera Theater, Music of the Baroque, Third Coast Viols, Cal Players, and the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society.  He has also performed with the Central City Opera, Lyric Opera Chicago, Musica Maris, The Catacoustic Consort, Parthenia, and the Oberlin Consort of Viols.  He has recorded for Harmonia Mundi USA, Cedille, Clarion, and Centaur discs of Elizabethan music, Marais, Mozart, Handel, and Biber.  He is on the faculty of the Music Institute of Chicago and has taught at numerous early music workshops in the USA and Great Britain.  In 2003 he founded the FeldenkraisÒ Center of Chicago where he teaches Awareness Through MovementÒ and Functional IntegrationÒ.  He has taught the Feldenkrais Method as guest lecturer at Columbia College, Northwestern University, Valparaiso University, Northeastern University, DePaul University, and the Longy School of Music.