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2019-2020 Academic Year News & Highlights
I have a new blog: Perspectives in Music Pedagogy
The UK Faculty Brass Quintet will tour Brazil in March 2020 and record a CD in summer 2020
Quintasonic Brass will perform at the 2020 ITG Conference in Columbus, Ohio
Work on 4th solo CD begins; announcement forthcoming
2018-2019 Academic Year Highlights
Quintasonic Brass toured for three weeks in Spring 2019, including serving as the featured artists for several university's "Brass Days." Here we are at the University of Louisiana-Monroe.
In January 2019, I was honored to serve on the faculty of the Sao Paolo Trumpet Academy in Brazil, alongside Mark DeGoti, Joe Van Fleet, and Adam Rapa
In March 2019, I hosted the National Trumpet Competition at the University of Kentucky. Four living UK trumpet professors took this opportunity to snap this cool photo: L-to-R: Terry Everson (1994-1998), Jason Dovel (2013-Present), Vincent DiMartino (1972-1993 and 2012-2013), and Mark Clodfelter (2002-2012). I'm so lucky to carry on the musical legacy these great guys created at UK!
This year I founded a new early music group: Sonitus Clarissima: Historical Trumpets and Kettledrums. Our first compact disc, Music for Court and Cavalry, was recored in October 2018 and is currently available from most electronic retailers including Itunes, Apple Music, and Spotify.
The UK Faculty Brass Quintet played more than 20 concerts this year, mostly in the pubic schools. Here we are in Western Kentucky.
I hosted the third annual UK Summer Trumpet Institute in June 2019. We had more than 70 trumpets come to Lexington, KY for a great week of music making!
2017-2018 Academic Year Highlights
In May 2018, I was honored to play a full solo recital at the annual International Trumpet Guild Conference in San Antonio, TX. Pictured here afterward with my teacher, Keith Johnson
Two new CDs were released in 2018; My third solo CD, Baroque Music for Trumpet and Organ, as well as the UK Baroque Trumpet Ensemble's first CD, Music for Natural Trumpets
I hosted the second annual University of Kentucky Summer Trumpet Institute. What a week we had!
2017 Australasian Trumpet Academy Faculty, October 2017, in Queensland, Australia
This year Quintasonic Brass has a busy tour calendar with performances at Indiana University, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Western Illinois, University of Louisville, University of Kentucky, Morehead State University, University of Tennessee, and Tennessee Tech. Pictured here with Vince DiMartino and students at TTU.
2016-2017 Academic Year Highlights
Charlottesville Opera trumpet section, summer 2017
UK Baroque Trumpet Ensemble performs at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art
(New York City, July 2017)
Presenting a workshop at the Historic Brass Society International Conference
(New York University, July 2017)
Hosted the inaugural UK Summer Trumpet Institute in June 2017
New Solo CD released, Ascent: New Music for Trumpet (October 2016)
-Collaborated with Reese Land (trumpet professor, University of Louisville) on a recital tour of music for two trumpets. Thanks to UofL's livestream archive, you can watch one of those recitals in its entirety here on the University of Louisville Livestream Youtube Page. The program included Vivaldi, Manfredini, Francheschini, Anthony Plog (Concerto for Two Trumpets), three short and obscure works on natural trumpet, and Andrieu's Concertino pour deux cornets. As a fun encore, we played my arrangement of a mashup of the UK and UofL fight songs on red and blue plastic trumpets!
-Hosting the UK Summer Trumpet Institute in Lexington, KY
-Guest artist recitals and clinics at many schools including Yale University, SUNY Purchase, Hunter College
2015-2015 Academic Year Highlights
-The UK Trumpet Quintet won Second Prize in the 2016 National Trumpet Competition, in the Getzen trumpets small ensemble division, held at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia.
-Hosted UK Baroque Trumpet Symposium, January 16, 2016, featuring the U.S. Army Old Guard Baroque Trumpet Ensemble
-Article, "A Trumpet's Guide to Intonation," published in the June 2016 International Trumpet Guild Journal.
-UK Faculty Brass Quintet Spring 2016 tour to University of Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and Murray State University
-Performed Hummel's Concerto for Trumpet as soloist with Lexington Chamber Orchestra (May 2016)
-Founded new brass quintet, Quintasonic Brass, with members from around the country
2014-2015 Academic Year Highlights
-I visited numerous universities around the United States as a guest artist, including the Eastman School of Music, Miami University, Virginia Tech, George Mason University, Lynchburg College, University of Louisville, Morehead State University, Northern Kentucky University, Grand Valley State University, and Pittsburg State University.
-My article, ("Achieving Physical and Musical Skills Through a Daily Routine") was published in the Journal of the Art College of Inner Mongolia (China).
-My students and I traveled to Greece, where I served on the faculty of the Exploring Brass in Greece international conference.
-I presented the master class, "Trumpet Intonation: Facts, Myths, and Strategies for Playing in Tune" at the 2015 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Columbus, Ohio.
-I served on the faculty of the 2015 GVSU International Trumpet Seminar in Allendale, MI.
-I served as principal trumpet for the opera "La púrpura de la rosa" at the University of Illinois. The orchestra used all period instruments.
2013-2014 Academic Year Highlights
-I had a wonderful first year as trumpet professor at the University of Kentucky. My students performed at the 2014 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Pennsylvania and also won Second Prize in the trumpet ensemble division at the 2014 National Trumpet Competition.
-I enjoyed many performances with the University of Kentucky Faculty Brass Quintet, including two performances at the Great American Brass Band Festival.
-I returned to the University of North Texas to celebrate the retirement and career of my teacher, Keith Johnson. Several UNT trumpet alumni performed with the UNT Wind Symphony for this special event. It was great to be back in Denton!
-I played a national tour with the Kentucky Baroque Trumpets and special guest artist Friedemann Immer. Our final concert was at the National Music Museum in South Dakota.
2012-2013 Academic Year Highlights
-I am pleased to announce I have accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Trumpet at the University of Kentucky, where my duties will begin in Fall 2013. I will dearly miss my students, colleagues, and friends in Oklahoma, but welcome the new opportunities ahead!
-In the Spring 2013 semester, the Northeastern State University Board of Regents granted me tenure as well as promotion to Associate Professor.
-Hosted the 6th Annual NSU Trumpet Festival featuring Charlie Geyer (Northwestern University) and Clarino Collective (my professional trumpet ensemble) in February 2013. The ITG story for this event can be found here.
-Hosted Dr. Brian Walker as a guest artist at NSU in March 2013. The ITG story for this event can be found here.
-I taught and performed at the Exploring Trumpet in Greece workshop in Kalvarita, Greece in January 2013. The ITG story for this event can be found here.
-In March 2013, I taught and performed as a guest artist at the Wartburg Trumpet Festival in Waverly, Iowa along with the Kentucky Baroque Trumpets. Thanks to Dr. Scott Muntefering for hosting! The ITG story for this event can be found here.
-In December 2012, I performed with the Lone Star Wind Orchestra under the baton of Leonard Slatkin at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago.
-In October 2012, I was a guest artist at the Midwest Trumpet Festival in Kansas. Thanks so much to Dr. Todd Hastings for the invitation! The ITG story for this event can be found here.