Rob Roy McGregor retired from the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2005, having played second trumpet since 1981. He served as assistant principal trumpet of the Baltimore Symphony from 1970 to 1981; prior to that attended the University of Michigan, where he studied with Clifford Lillya. He was also a member of the United States Military Academy Band at West Point from 1967-1970. A founding member of Baltimore’s Pro Musica Rara, an early music ensemble playing on period instruments, he has performed at the Castle Hill Music Festival, Marlboro Music Festival, Monadock Festival, Eastern Music Festival, the Summer Festival of Music in Anchorage, Alaska, Oregon Bach Festival, and the Bach Summer-Academy in Stuttgart, Germany (Helmuth Rilling, conductor).
He has performed as an ensemble member and soloist with the Philadelphia Concerto Soloists, Smithsonian Chamber Players, Albert Fuller’s Baroque Orchestra, Concert Royal of New York, Ars Musica of Ann Arbor, Musica Antiqua of Birmingham, Alabama, and the Bach Collegium in Stuttgart. He has appeared as soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and with the Summit Brass with Doc Severinsen, both at the Hollywood Bowl. McGregor recorded as principal trumpet Bach’s B minor Mass (CBS records) and numerous Bach cantatas (Hannsler Verlag) under Helmuth Rilling in Germany. During his years as an orchestral player, he also taught privately and at Towson State University, University of Southern California, California State University Long Beach, and Azusa Pacific University.