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A podcast about teaching trumpet, trumpet teachers, and all thing trumpet. Engaging interviews with noted trumpet teachers from across the country in all genres of music.

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A podcast about teaching trumpet, trumpet teachers, and all thing trumpet. Engaging interviews with noted trumpet teachers from across the country in all genres of music.

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By Bgtsbjfbj - Sep 28 2017
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Wow! What a resource for high school kids. Anyone considering trumpet performance or trumpet for music education would hugely benefit from any, if not all, of these podcasts. This is also a great resource for parents of perspective music majors. Thank you Bill!

Outstanding!

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An excellent source of information providing insights into the American heritage of modern trumpet playing and instruction.

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12 Ratings
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Awesome resource

By Bgtsbjfbj - Sep 28 2017
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Wow! What a resource for high school kids. Anyone considering trumpet performance or trumpet for music education would hugely benefit from any, if not all, of these podcasts. This is also a great resource for parents of perspective music majors. Thank you Bill!

Outstanding!

By searchingford - Jul 03 2017
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An excellent source of information providing insights into the American heritage of modern trumpet playing and instruction.
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Trumpet Teacher Talk

Latest release on May 19, 2017

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A podcast about teaching trumpet, trumpet teachers, and all thing trumpet. Engaging interviews with noted trumpet teachers from across the country in all genres of music.

Rank #1: Lips of Steel: A Conversation with David Baldwin

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Lips of Steel: A Conversation with David Baldwin

David Baldwin is Professor of Trumpet at the University of Minnesota School of Music in Minneapolis. He conducts the University Brass Choir, an 18-member ensemble which has several recordings to its credit. He is an active soloist, ensemble player, composer, arranger and teacher. He has over 100 arrangements and compositions published by G. Schirmer, Shawnee Press, Theodore Presser and others. 

Baldwin also serves as leader of the Summit Hill Brass Quintet. This group has recorded nine CDs, including two of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, two All-American albums, two Christmas CDs and Music for Al's Breakfast, four original Baldwin compositions. 

Dr. Baldwin received a Bachelor of Music degree from Baldwin-Wallace College and MM, MMA, and DMA degrees from Yale University. From 1969-71 Baldwin was a member of the United States Military Academy Band at West Point, New York. He is also founding Secretary and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Trumpet Guild. 

His teachers include Robert Nagel, Raymond Crisara, William Vacchiano, Bernard Adelstein, Charles Gorham and Eric Duro. In Minnesota, he has performed with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra and the Bach Chamber Players of St. Paul.

He is the founder and leader of the Summit Hill Brass Quintet, which has been active since 1976. He is a frequent soloist and recitalist at the University of Minnesota, and across the Twin Cities. David has performed many times with the Minnesota Orchestra, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Minnesota Opera.

Dr. Baldwin lives in St. Paul with his wife, Dr. Christine Baldwin, a clinical psychologist. He is an active calligrapher and has had many sponsored shows of his artwork.

Jan 26 2017

1hr 3mins

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Rank #2: Episode 5: Legacy of Don Jacoby

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Episode 5: My guest this week is Clint "Pops" McLaughlin, internationally known trumpet teacher and embouchure development specialist. 

Pops can be found online at: www.bbtrumpet.com

May 17 2016

1hr 19mins

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Rank #3: Episode 36: Keep Going! A Conversation with Dr. Cathy Leach

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Episode 36: Keep Going! A Conversation with Dr. Cathy Leach

Cathy Leach has been Professor of Trumpet at the University of Tennessee since 1981. She teaches applied trumpet, directs the UT Trumpet Ensemble and coaches brass quintets, and serves the School of Music as Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies. Dr. Leach played principal trumpet with the Knoxville Symphony and Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestras 1981-2012, and has played principal trumpet with the very active UT Faculty Brass Quintet at the University of Tennessee for the past 35 years. She appears on recordings on the Musical Heritage and Opus One labels.

A popular soloist and clinician, Ms. Leach has been featured with the Knoxville Symphony and Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestras, the Oak Ridge Symphony, the Bremerton Symphony, and the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic. She has been a member of Monarch Brass and Stiletto Brass Quintet, with whom she has toured and recorded.

Dr. Leach is currently Vice President/President Elect of the International Trumpet Guild, having served 12 years on the Board of Directors. She is President of the ITG local chapter, the Smokey Mountain Trumpet Guild, which aims to promote communication among trumpet players in the East Tennessee region.

Dr. Leach's students currently perform professionally and teach in universities and public schools across the United States. As Director of the UT Trumpet Ensemble, Dr. Leach has conducted the group at International Trumpet Guild Conferences at the University of Maryland (1990), in Rotterdam (1992), at the University of Richmond (1999), at Rowan State University (2006), Columbus State University in Columbus, GA (2012) and Columbus, OH (2015), often featuring pieces she has commissioned. Dr. Leach has been awarded a Chancellors Citation for Excellence in Teaching, a School of Music Leadership Award, a 2007 James R. and Nell W. Cunningham Outstanding Teaching Award, and a Sandra G. Powell Professorship 2014-2016.

Jan 12 2017

54mins

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Rank #4: Episode 44: Practicing What You Preach - A conversation with Jim Johnson

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Episode 44: Practicing What You Preach - A conversation with Jim Johnson

Dr. Jim Johnson grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Before joining the faculty at Kansas State University, he earned his D.M. in Trumpet Performance from The Florida State University under the guidance of Dr. Christopher Moore, his M.M. in Trumpet Performance from Kansas State University with Dr. Gary Mortenson and his B.S. in Music Education from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania under Dr. Kevin Eisensmith. As an active performer, Dr. Johnson currently serves as the Principal Trumpet of the Salina Symphony Orchestra in Salina, Kansas and performs with the Kansas State University Faculty Brass Quintet.  He has performed with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra (Tallahassee, FL), Albany Symphony Orchestra (Albany, GA), and Sinfonia Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra (Destin, FL). Dr. Johnson is also an accomplished arranger as well, having his music performed at the National Trumpet Competition, the Kansas Music Educators Association All-State Conference, and at the Haus Marteau Brass Chamber Workshop in Lichtenberg, Germany

Mar 18 2017

40mins

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Rank #5: Episode 47: "Simplify" A conversation with Kyle Milsap

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Episode 47: "Simplify" A conversation with Kyle Milsap

Kyle Millsap is Assistant Professor of Trumpet & Jazz at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. In addition to applied teaching duties, Dr. Millsap directs Jazz Band 3, the TAMUK Trumpet Ensemble, the Jazz Trumpet Ensemble, and performs with the Kingsville Brass Quintet. His performances span orchestral, chamber, and jazz/commercial idioms, including opportunities to perform in England, Germany, Mexico, and throughout the United States. He has performed with The Temptations, Mannheim Steamroller, Johnny Mathis, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Al Kapone, Jon Mayer, Rufus Reid, Kirk Whalum, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Eroica Ensemble, Memphis Repertory Orchestra, Germantown Symphony Orchestra, Corinth Symphony Orchestra, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfonica UANL, Jazz Orchestra of the Delta, Memphis Jazz Orchestra, as well as productions with Ballet Memphis.

Theater credits include performances for nearly a dozen national touring company productions, including The Addams FamilyAnything GoesChicagoDreamgirlsHigh School MusicalSouth Pacific, and Young Frankenstein. He has performed at halftime for the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies, the Elvis Presley 35th Anniversary concert, and been seen on BET television. He has been frequently heard on the Memphis Public Radio WKNO Live Lunch series. He has been a featured soloist with the Corpus Christi Wind Symphony and the TAMUK Wind Symphony.

A proponent of new music for trumpet, Dr. Millsap has commissioned and premiered several new works for trumpet: Shalom, Salaam, Peace (2010) written for two trumpets and organ, Scatter the Darkness (2011) for trumpet and organ and A Whisper of Angels (2012) for trumpet quartet and narrator, 2x4: Domestic Tranquility (2013) for trumpet and flugelhorn duet, Cuando las ranas crien pelo (2014) for trumpet sextet. His recording of these compositions will be released on the album Scatter the Darkness: New Music of Stanley Friedman. He can be heard as principal trumpet with the Memphis Repertory Orchestra on their recordings Dvorak & Tchaikovsky and Voyagers, and as lead trumpet on the Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra recording Voices.

Dr. Millsap has written articles and reviews for the International Trumpet Guild Journal and serves as a music reviewer. He has published compositions and arrangements through Cimarron Music and Triplo Press. He has performed at the International Horn Symposium and presented at the Texas Music Educators Association and Tennessee Music Educators Association conventions. He is a member of the Artist Faculty for the National Trumpet Competition.

Dr. Millsap holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Memphis, Master of Music degree from the University of North Texas, and Bachelor of Music degree from Wichita State University. Prior faculty appointments include the University of Memphis and Murray State University. He is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Jazz Educators Association, and Pi Kappa Lamba.

Dr. Millsap is a Yamaha Performing Artist, as well as an artist for Torpedo Bags.

For more information on the trumpet studio or Dr. Millsap, visit tamuktrumpets.com or millsaptrumpets.com

Apr 08 2017

53mins

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Rank #6: Episode 14: Finding Efficiency in Trumpet Playing-A Conversation with Steve Leising

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Episode 14: Finding Efficiency in Trumpet Playing-A Conversation with Steve Leising

Steve Leisring is Assistant Professor to Trumpet at the University of Kansas, and is recognized internationally as a teacher, clinician and outstanding performer. For this episode I asked Steve to revisit some of the ideas he presented during a clinic session at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Anaheim California. 

Jul 19 2016

59mins

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Rank #7: Episode 3: Continuing the legacy of our teachers

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This week I visit with Dr Matthew Vangjel, Assistant Professor
of Trumpet at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. We discuss
his teachers and how we pass the legacy of our teachers and of
their teachers on to our students.

Dr. Vangjel can be contacted at: mvangj1@lsu.edu

May 03 2016

1hr 15mins

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Rank #8: Episode 43: Guidebook for the Beginning Trumpeter-A conversation with Dustin Williams

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Episode 43: Guidebook for the Beginning Trumpeter-A conversation with Dustin Williams

Dustin Williams is the Adjunct Professor of Trumpet at Graceland University and a freelance teacher in the Kansas City area. He has written a new method book for trumpet titled: A Guidebook for the Beginning Trumpeter. Much of the material is based on his experiences and needs in working with many young trumpet students throughout his career.

The book can be purchased at squareup.com/store/wmc.  The wmc stands for Williams Music Company.  

Dustin can be contacted at  dustinwilliams37@gmail.com

Mar 09 2017

36mins

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Rank #9: Episode 35: Paul Baron "Trumpet Voluntarily"

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Episode 35: Paul Baron "Trumpet Voluntarily"

Paul Baron is one of today's most highly respected lead and commercial trumpet players. His sound is distinctly bright and powerful and carries with it decades of experience in a wide range of musical styles. Musicality and passion are audible in each note Paul plays, from jazz to rock, big band to musical theater, and TV jingles to movie soundtracks. We are excited to announce that Paul's first trumpet book, "TRUMPET VOLUNTARILY© A Holistic Guide To Maximizing Practice Through Efficiency"© is now available from Bugles Media publishing. His book is intended to accompany all the many practice routine and etude books available as a "cross-fit" training guide by learning how, what, and when to practice to achieve the greatest results in the quickest most efficient way. Ebooks and hard copies available for purchase at  Bugles Media, Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and more.

Dec 16 2016

48mins

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Rank #10: Episode 8: Nurturing students toward the goal - Charlie Geyer

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Episode 8: Charlie Geyer Professor of Trumpet at Rice University is my guest for this episode. Charlie outlines his career from High School to Northwestern University to twelve years in the greatest brass section in the world, Chicago Symphony, to teaching at the Eastman School, Northwestern University and finally Rice. Charlie shares his philosophy and many insightful techniques in this episode.

Charlie Geyer and be contacted at: cegtr@aol.com

Jun 07 2016

44mins

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Rank #11: Episode 42: Musical Fluency-A conversation with Brian McWhorter

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Episode 42: Musical Fluency-A conversation with Brian McWhorter

Brian McWhorter is associate professor of music at the University of Oregon. Previously, he held positions at Manhattan School of Music, Louisiana State University, East Carolina University, and Princeton University. He earned the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Oregon and the Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School.

While living in New York City, McWhorter’s performing career gravitated toward contemporary classical and improvised music. He has worked with many of the United States’ best-known modern music ensembles including Third Angle, Sequitur, Ensemble Sospeso, counter(induction, Ne(x)tworks, Tilt Brass, Elliott Sharp’s Orchestra Carbon, Continuum and Meridian Arts Ensemble. Now, as co-artistic director of Beta Collide, a new music group whose debut album was described as one of the top classical albums of 2010 by the Willamette Week, he is engaged in some of the most diverse projects of his career.

Hailed as a “terrific trumpeter” by The New York Times, McWhorter has been a featured soloist at the Festival of New Trumpet (New York City), Church of Beethoven (Albuquerque), Jornados de Creación Musica (Mexico City), and at Bargemusic (Brooklyn). He worked extensively with brass chamber groups including the Oregon Brass Quintet, Extension Ensemble, Manhattan Brass Quintet and the American Brass Quintet. As a member of the brass and percussion sextet Meridian Arts Ensemble from 2001-2010, McWhorter performed, commissioned and recorded some of the most demanding and progressive music ever written for brass. Meridian’s album Timbrando – a collection of Latin American contemporary works – was recently profiled on NPR’s All Things Considered.

McWhorter was appointed principal trumpet of the Eugene Symphony by Giancarlo Guerrero for the 2008-2009 season. Additionally, he has performed as principal trumpet with the Portland Opera, Oregon Ballet Theatre Orchestra, Quartz Mountain Music Festival Orchestra, American Sinfonietta and Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra. He has also performed with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and many others.

 McWhorter’s discography spans many genres from contemporary chamber to orchestral, improvised music to pop and rock. He has worked with Dave Douglas, John Zorn, John Cale (The Velvet Underground), Natalie Merchant, Anne Heaton, Nini Camps, Hugh Blumenfeld, and The Sharp Things.



Mar 03 2017

42mins

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Rank #12: Episode 7: Perfect Landing

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Episode 7: Chris Coletti of the Canadian Brass is my guest for this episode. In addition to his performing duties in the Canadian Brass, Chris is a prolific arranger for the group. Chris is now serving as Adjunct Professor of Trumpet at the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music. 

Chris can be contacted at www.trumpetchris.com

May 31 2016

48mins

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Rank #13: Episode 37: Lasting Change for Trumpeters-A Conversation with Luis Loubriel

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Episode 37: Lasting Change for Trumpeters-A Conversation with Luis Loubriel

Luis E. Loubriel is a performer, teacher, researcher, and writer who specializes on brass performance and pedagogy.

He joined the American Federation of Musicians at age 16 to perform with the Puerto Rico Philharmonic and the Casals Festival Orchestra.

He completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees in trumpet performance at Northwestern University where he studied with Vincent Cichowicz and Luther Didrickson (concurrent with private studies with William Scarlett and Armando Ghitalla). 

He was a Patricia Roberts Harris Fellow at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis--where he studied with David Baldwin; Manny Laureano; and Gary Bordner--and a ICEOP Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign--where he studied with Ray Sasaki; Michael Ewald; and Ronald Romm.

Loubriel has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra; the Canadian Brass Quintet; the Artie Shaw Orchestra; and the Chicago Chamber Orchestra among others.

As a music producer, Loubriel served as assistant producer/programmer and recording engineer at WFMT Radio in Chicago--where he worked on the Studs Terkel Program with Studs Terkel and guests such as Jean Pierre Rampal; Ludwig Guttler; Maya Angelou; Toni Morrison; and Charlie Rose.

Loubriel co-produced the Jazz Image--a live radio show hosted by Leigh Kamman at Minnesota Public Radio--where he worked with artists such as Sonny Rollins; Jean Toots Thielemans; and Dr. Billy Taylor.

He published Lasting Change for Trumpeters with Scholar Publications in 2005; Back to Basics for Trumpeters in 2009; and wrote several articles with the International Trumpet Guild; the Forum on Public Policy; and the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice.

He is currently Associate Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Music at Benedictine University.

Jan 20 2017

46mins

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Rank #14: Episode 11: The Legacy of William Adam, Part 1 - John Harbaugh

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This episode is the first in a series exploring the legacy of the late William Adam, Professor of Trumpet at Indiana University from 1946-88. Mr. Adam's roster of students is a "who's who" of the trumpet world, and in this episode I talk with John Harbaugh, Professor of Trumpet at Central Washington University.

I highly recommend two videos that John made that are available on YouTube concerning the physics of trumpet playing and the concepts of Mr. Adam.

Part 1:  https://youtu.be/MVs2G60-ilo

Part 2:  https://youtu.be/paMT6JGEd94

John Harbaugh can be reached at: harbaugj@cwu.edu

Jun 28 2016

30mins

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Rank #15: Episode 41: Secrets of the Musical Mind with Dr. Richard Cox

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Episode 41: Secrets of the Musical Mind with Dr. Richard Cox

Free ebook: https://musicpreneur.leadpages.co/secrets-of-the-musical-mind/

Course: http://musicpreneur.com/secrets-musical-mind/

 Dr. Richard H. Cox holds earned doctorates in medicine, psychology, and theology, as well as having been granted three honorary doctorates, one from the World Health Organization (D.Sc.). He is internationally known for his work with students and professionals in many fields, including music performance, for which many consider him among the few experts in this area. He appears on a regular basis for workshops and clinics at the National Trumpet Competition, International Trumpet Guild, Association of Concert Bands, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and numerous music schools and universities. Dr. Cox is an Artist/Educator for the Conn-Selmer Steinway Corp. 

 He has studied trumpet with such notables as Renold Schilke, Ron Modell, Dennis Edelbrock, Fred Powell, and Frank Kaderabek, Alan Hood, and Bill Adam. He has performed in the cathedrals of UK and Europe, conducted in the Royal Music Hall, Manchester, England. He has also studied, voice, organ, and piano and has performed on the pipe organ for a banquet in the Queen’s Dining Room at Oxford University (UK).

 Dr. Cox is especially known for his work integrating medicine, psychology, and music to help students and professionals with performance challenges. He is the author of three books on music performance.

 Eastman Trumpet Retreat at Keuka

http://summer.esm.rochester.edu/course/eastman-trumpet-retreat-at-keuka/

Feb 24 2017

38mins

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Rank #16: Episode 12: The Legacy of William Adam part 2-Greg Wing

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This is the second in a series of episodes exploring the legacy of William Adam former Professor of Trumpet at Indiana University. This weeks show features a conversation with Professor Greg Wing of Morehead State University.

Professor Wing is recognized as one of  the nation’s leading  trumpet artists having served as Lead Trumpet with the  Buddy Rich Big Band, Paul  Anka, and four years with Tom Jones. In addition, he has played Lead Trumpet for  the Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas Hilton, Flamingo Hilton, and Stardust Hotel's  house orchestra. Professor Wing has played for  virtually every major entertainer  in the world including Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Johnny Mathis, Tony  Bennett, and Natalie Cole.  He is in high demand as a soloist and clinician has had a long association with  the Conn-Selmer Corporation as an  Artist/Clinician for Vincent Bach Trumpets.  

Greg can be contacted via: http://www.gregwingtrumpet.com

Jul 05 2016

36mins

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Rank #17: Episode 6: Joey Tartell

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My guest today is Joey Tartell. Joey is an Associate Professor of Trumpet and the Director of Undergraduate Studies at Indiana University’s Jacob School of Music.

 As a performer he has been lead trumpet in Maynard Ferguson’s Band, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors and the Glen Miller Orchestra. He has performed numerous symphony orchestras including the Indianapolis, St.Louis, Houston, Cincinnati, Detroit, Baltimore and the Ottowa National Arts Center Orchestras. Joey has also toured with the Boston Brass and Canadian Brass. He is an active soloist and clinician nationally.

Joey can be contacted at jtartell@indiana.edu

joeytartell.com

May 24 2016

26mins

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Rank #18: Episode 13: The Legacy of William Adam-The Next Generation, Ryan King

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Episode 13: The Legacy of William-The Next Generation. In this episode I talk with Ryan King, a freelance trumpet teacher in Frisco Texas and graduate student ad North Texas State University. . Ryan was a student of Dr. Karl Sievers at the University of Oklahoma (an Adam student) and incorporates many of Mr. Adam's ideas and concepts into his teaching. 

Jul 12 2016

40mins

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Rank #19: Episode 45: Finding the Beauty in Your Sound - A conversation with Dr. Christopher Moore

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Episode 45: Finding the Beauty in Your Sound - A conversation with Dr. Christopher Moore

Grammy Award-winner, Professor Christopher Moore has been teaching trumpet at FSU since 2003. Prior to his appointment at FSU, Dr. Moore was Associate Professor of Trumpet at the University of Kansas, where for seven years he directed the trumpet studio, conducted the trumpet ensemble and performed as a member of the Kansas Brass Quintet. Dr. Moore also served as Assistant Professor of Music at Morningside College from 1989 to1993, and from 1994 to 1996 was a full-time member of the Philadelphia professional brass quintet, The Chestnut Brass Company, recording 4 CD’s with that group and winning the Grammy Award in their field in 2000 with Hornsmoke, a CD that featured the brass chamber music of Peter Schickele.

Dr. Moore holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, a Master of Music in Performance from the University of New Mexico, and a Bachelor of Music in Performance from The Florida State University. He has won numerous solo competitions, including top prize at the ITG competition and at state and regional MTNA competitions. Professor Moore has also been a finalist at the Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Competition as well as the MTNA National Finals.

Dr. Moore has presented clinics at the Midwest Clinic, the NACWPI National Convention, and has performed at the National MENC. He is on the Executive Board of the National Trumpet Competition, is a Selmer Artist, and can be heard on his first solo CD, Trumpeting the Stone, on the Mark Masters label, and most recently recorded the Progressive Etudes by Sigmund Hering for Carl Fischer Publications.

Email: crmoore@fsu.edu

Website: www.fsutrumpetstudio.com

Mar 24 2017

48mins

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Rank #20: Episode 34: Free Flow! - An conversation with Judith Saxton

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Free Flow! - An conversation with Judith Saxton

Judith Saxton enjoys a multi-faceted career as an international soloist, chamber and orchestral musician and educator and has been lauded as a “virtuoso player and superb soloist”. In addition to her performing and teaching, she offers Alexander Technique lessons and group seminars for a variety of populations globally. 

As a recitalist, Ms. Saxton has performed in the UK, China, Brasil and Italy and concertizes nationally with Timothy Olsen, organ, and Allison Gagnon, piano with whom she recorded her acclaimed solo CD Concert and Contest Pieces for Trumpet, distributed globally to the International Trumpet Guild membership.

As principal and soloist, she leads the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, and is on Eastern Music Festival (Greensboro, NC), faculty with whom she records annually under Gerard Schwarz’s leadership. She performs regularly with an array of orchestral and chamber organizations on the eastern seaboard of the US, and she offers master classes at conservatories, festivals and conferences world-wide as a Conn-Selmer clinician.

Previously Ms. Saxton was principal and soloist with Hong Kong Philharmonic, Illinois, Wichita and Key West Symphonies, Chicago Chamber Orchestra; guest principal for St. Louis and extra for Chicago Symphony.

Judith has recorded as a chamber musician on over 10 labels. Recently, she was soloist and principal solo cornet for North Carolina Brass Band’s 2014 debut CD First in Flight and 2016 Christmas Wrapped in Brass CD.

She served 10 years at University of North Carolina School of the Arts as Trumpet Artist/Faculty and Brass/Percussion Chair. Previously, she was tenured Associate Professor at Wichita State University. Her students can be found performing and teaching around the world. She is a Certified Alexander Technique Teacher (ATI).

Dec 09 2016

1hr 23mins

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Episode 52: "Keep the phrase going" - a conversation with Charles Daval

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Episode 52: "Keep the phrase going" - a conversation with Charles Daval

Trumpet player Charles Daval has held positions in some of North America’s most prestigious orchestras including the Boston Symphony, the Cincinnati Symphony and the Seattle Symphony. His principal appointments have included the Boston Pops and the Solo Trumpet position of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. In 1993, Mr. Daval was appointed Professor of Trumpet at the University of Michigan. Mr. Daval moved to Pittsburgh in 1998 to enable his wife to accept the Principal Second Violin position in the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Since the move he has been appointed Principal Trumpet of the Pittsburgh Opera and Pittsburgh Ballet Theater Orchestras and continues to maintain an active teaching and performing schedule. In the spring of 2008, Mr. Daval fulfilled a lifelong dream when he received the degree of Juris Doctor (Cum Laude) from the Duquesne University Law School, where he enrolled in the fall semester 2004. As a law student, Mr. Daval worked to secure benefits for Veterans and their families through his participation in the Duquesne University Veteran’s Benefits Clinic in 2006-07, and he participated in the Civil Rights Litigation Clinic at Duquesne University’s Center for the Bill of Rights. After passing the bar examination in the summer of 2008, Mr. Daval was admitted by the State Supreme Court to the bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In the winter of 2009 he passed bar exams in Colorado and Wyoming, and is admitted to the bars of both states.

Highlights from his performing career include appearances on PBS broadcasts of “Evening at Pops” with conductor – composer John Williams and the Boston Pops from 1984 to 1988. In 1986, he was featured on Maryland Public Television’s “Live from Wolftrap” as cornet soloist with Keith Brion’s “New Sousa Band.” Additional appearances as soloist include concerts with the Boston Pops, the Cincinnati Pops, the Toronto Symphony, the Rochester Philharmonic, the Detroit Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Naples Philharmonic, the Seattle Symphony, and the Carmel Bach Festival. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Jose State University, Mr. Daval went on to study with Vincent Cichowicz at Northwestern University where he earned his Masters Degree and was elected to the Pi Kappa Lambda music honor society. While in Chicago, he also performed with the Chicago Civic Orchestra and studied with Principal Trumpet of the Chicago Symphony, Adolph Herseth.

The trumpet playing of Charles Daval has been met with much critical acclaim. The San Francisco Chronicle called him “downright sensational”, and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer praised his “musical finesse and technical polish”. His performances on the piccolo trumpet at the Carmel Bach Festival hailed this response from the Monterey Peninsula Herald; “Daval’s sound is all that can be asked of the Baroque trumpeter: He is polished, accurate, and articulate.” And the San Francisco Examiner says; “He made every note a personal treasure.”

Email: cdaval@illinois.edu

May 19 2017

59mins

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When the student is ready, the Teacher will appear-A conversation with Dr. Keith Winking

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When the student is ready, the Teacher will appear-A conversation with Dr. Keith Winking

Keith Winking is a professor at Texas State University, where he teaches trumpet, directs the Texas State Jazz Orchestra, and is a member of the SouthWest BrassWorks. Dr. Winking received his undergraduate degree in Music Education from Quincy University, his M.M. in Trumpet Performance from Texas State, and his D.M.A. in Trumpet Performance from the University of Texas at Austin. His teachers have included Raymond Crisara, Vince Cichowicz, Leon Rapier and Don "Jake" Jacoby. He has served as a visiting lecturer to scores of universities and conservatories, including the Crane School of Music and the Moscow and St. Petersburg Conservatories.  Dr. Winking has presented solo and ensemble concerts and clinics throughout the United States, Canada, Chile, Sweden, Japan, Switzerland and Russia. He is a freelance trumpet player, performing with many local and national groups, including the Austin Symphony, the Austin Jazz Orchestra, James Brown, the Manhattan Transfer, and the Austin Sinfonietta. He has extensive recording experience and has recorded national jingles for McDonalds and American Express. He has also taped numerous TV shows, including PBS's "Lonesome Pines," TNN's "Texas Connection," PBS's "Austin City Limits" and a taping for the BBC entitled "Rhythms of the World." He has presented papers at the International Trumpet and New York Brass Conferences and also published articles in The International Trumpet Guild Journal and the International Jazz Educators Journal. Dr. Winking is voting member of the National Association of the Recording Arts and Sciences (Grammy's) and a clinician for the Selmer Company.

Email: kw09@txstate.eduDr. Winking Studio website

May 12 2017

38mins

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Episode 50: Creating Aural Images-A Conversation with Kurt Gorman

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Episode 50: Creating Aural Images-A Conversation with Kurt Gorman

Kurt Gorman, D.M.A., Professor of Music, joined music faculty at the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2004. He directs the UTM Big Band and Small Jazz Group and teaches applied trumpet. Prior to his appointment, Gorman served as the Principal Trumpet of Orquesta Sinaloa de las Artes, in Culiacan, Mexico.

Dr. Gorman holds the position of Principal Trumpet of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra and performs regularly with the UTM Faculty Brass Quintet. He is an active member of the International Trumpet Guild and appeared as a soloist at ITG Conferences in 2009 and 2012. Dr. Gorman commissioned and premiered the Sonata for Trumpet and Piano, Op. 45 by the renowned composer Easley Blackwood, as well as the Sonata for Trumpet by hornist, composer and long-time friend, Wayne Lu. Dr. Gorman’s primary scholarly interest is chamber music. He was awarded a Reagan Leave for spring 2015 to continue research on his doctoral dissertation entitled, “The Trumpet in Mixed Chamber Music of the Twentieth Century.” Dr. Gorman is Vice President and editor of Veritas Musica Publishing. 

 Dr. Gorman holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Chicago and graduate degrees in performance from the University of North Texas and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He has studied privately with Keith Johnson, Keith Benjamin, Jeff Curnow, John Holt, and Guy Victor Bordo.

May 04 2017

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Episode 49: Teaching to Their Strengths - A conversation with Max Matzen

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Episode 49: Teaching to Their Strengths - A conversation with Max Matzen

Noted for his sharp and persuasive playing (Jack Bowers, allaboutjazz.com), Max Matzen is steadily emerging as one of America's prominent trumpet artists. He maintains an international performing career as a soloist, and member of a variety of ensembles. Mr. Matzen has tallied performances on some of the world’s most prestigious stages and festivals. He has performed with the Eastman Wind Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, and has also performed at the famed North Sea, Vienne, and Montreaux jazz festivals. He has performed and assisted in master classes administered at the International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE) conferences in Toronto, New York City, and New Orleans. In May of 2011, Matzen completed a solo recital tour in the Osaka and Kyoto areas of Japan. As a member of the Emerald Brass Quintet, he was a featured performer in the premier of Jim Stephenson’s Dodecafecta for brass quintet and wind ensemble, accompanied by the Eastman Wind Ensemble. The Emerald Brass Quintet was also a featured performing ensemble at the Frankenwald Brass Festival in Hof, Germany in July 2009. Notable jazz artists he has performed with include Terence Blanchard, Benny Green, Slide Hampton, Antonio Hart, The Heath Brothers, Conrad Herwig, Pat Martino, Bob Mintzer, James Moody, Eddie Palmieri, Maria Schneider, Ira Sullivan, and the legendary Clark Terry. In April 2011 Matzen completed the Doctor of Musical Arts at the Eastman School of Music where he studied trumpet with esteemed brass pedagogue James Thompson. He currently holds a Master of Music in trumpet performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music, and a Bachelor of Music in jazz studies from the University of North Florida. From 2010 until 2012 Matzen was the Assistant Professor of trumpet at Texas Tech University. Matzen joined the faculty at Utah State University in fall of 2012. Max Matzen is a Yamaha Performing Artist.

Apr 22 2017

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Episode 48: Audiate! A Conversation with Dr. Eric Swisher

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Episode 48: Audiate! A Conversation with Dr. Eric Swisher

Before his appointment to Murray State University in 2003, Dr. Eric Swisher worked as freelance musician in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, and Texas performing with: the Dallas Wind Symphony, the Dallas Opera Orchestra, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Irving Symphony, the Evansville Philharmonic, the Paducah Symphony (KY) and the Jackson Symphony (TN).

He holds a Bachelors degree in Music Education from the University of Oklahoma, a Masters degree in Trumpet Performance from Indiana University and a Doctorate in Trumpet Performance from the University of North Texas. His primary trumpet instructors were Dr. Jacob Larson, Louis Ranger, Edmund Cord and Keith Johnson. As a soloist, he performed the Suite in D-Major by G.F. Handel with the Timberline Symphony Orchestra (CO), Haydn's Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat with the San Jose Wind Symphony and the Concerto for Trumpet in A-flat by Alexander Arutiunian at the International Trumpet Seminar (Truro, UK). Additionally, he as performed solo recitals and masterclasses throughout the United States. He has many publications to his credit: a trumpet method, Basic Skills for Developing Trumpeters, several arrangements for trumpet ensemble and brass ensemble, and many articles in the Bluegrass Music News,Tempo!, the National Association of Wind and Percussion Instructors Journal and the International Trumpet Guild Journal.  His former students have continued their trumpet studies at some of this country's finest music programs: Indiana University, the University of North Texas, the Aspen Music Festival, the San Francisco Conservatory, and Yale University. Others have entered the field of music education, working in highly successful programs. Under his direction, the Murray State Trumpet Ensemble performed at the 2006 International Trumpet Guild Conference and placed 6th at the 2007 National Trumpet Competition.

Apr 14 2017

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Episode 47: "Simplify" A conversation with Kyle Milsap

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Episode 47: "Simplify" A conversation with Kyle Milsap

Kyle Millsap is Assistant Professor of Trumpet & Jazz at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. In addition to applied teaching duties, Dr. Millsap directs Jazz Band 3, the TAMUK Trumpet Ensemble, the Jazz Trumpet Ensemble, and performs with the Kingsville Brass Quintet. His performances span orchestral, chamber, and jazz/commercial idioms, including opportunities to perform in England, Germany, Mexico, and throughout the United States. He has performed with The Temptations, Mannheim Steamroller, Johnny Mathis, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Al Kapone, Jon Mayer, Rufus Reid, Kirk Whalum, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Eroica Ensemble, Memphis Repertory Orchestra, Germantown Symphony Orchestra, Corinth Symphony Orchestra, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfonica UANL, Jazz Orchestra of the Delta, Memphis Jazz Orchestra, as well as productions with Ballet Memphis.

Theater credits include performances for nearly a dozen national touring company productions, including The Addams FamilyAnything GoesChicagoDreamgirlsHigh School MusicalSouth Pacific, and Young Frankenstein. He has performed at halftime for the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies, the Elvis Presley 35th Anniversary concert, and been seen on BET television. He has been frequently heard on the Memphis Public Radio WKNO Live Lunch series. He has been a featured soloist with the Corpus Christi Wind Symphony and the TAMUK Wind Symphony.

A proponent of new music for trumpet, Dr. Millsap has commissioned and premiered several new works for trumpet: Shalom, Salaam, Peace (2010) written for two trumpets and organ, Scatter the Darkness (2011) for trumpet and organ and A Whisper of Angels (2012) for trumpet quartet and narrator, 2x4: Domestic Tranquility (2013) for trumpet and flugelhorn duet, Cuando las ranas crien pelo (2014) for trumpet sextet. His recording of these compositions will be released on the album Scatter the Darkness: New Music of Stanley Friedman. He can be heard as principal trumpet with the Memphis Repertory Orchestra on their recordings Dvorak & Tchaikovsky and Voyagers, and as lead trumpet on the Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra recording Voices.

Dr. Millsap has written articles and reviews for the International Trumpet Guild Journal and serves as a music reviewer. He has published compositions and arrangements through Cimarron Music and Triplo Press. He has performed at the International Horn Symposium and presented at the Texas Music Educators Association and Tennessee Music Educators Association conventions. He is a member of the Artist Faculty for the National Trumpet Competition.

Dr. Millsap holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Memphis, Master of Music degree from the University of North Texas, and Bachelor of Music degree from Wichita State University. Prior faculty appointments include the University of Memphis and Murray State University. He is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Jazz Educators Association, and Pi Kappa Lamba.

Dr. Millsap is a Yamaha Performing Artist, as well as an artist for Torpedo Bags.

For more information on the trumpet studio or Dr. Millsap, visit tamuktrumpets.com or millsaptrumpets.com

Apr 08 2017

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Episode 46: Letting Go of Expectations - A conversation with Pete Estabrook

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Episode 46: Letting Go of Expectations - A conversation with Pete Estabrook

Pete Estabrook earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Professional Music from Berklee College (Boston, MA) in 1987 and Master of Fine Arts Degree in Jazz Studies from California Institute for the Arts (Valencia, CA) in 1991. He is also an AmSat certified Alexander Technique Teacher and completed that training at the Northern California Center for the Alexander Technique (Redwood City, CA) in 2011.

Pete is a student of internationally recognized Yamaha Trumpet Artist and Clinician: Bobby Shew. He has also studied trumpet privately with 25 teachers, including: Mario Guineri, Roy Poper, Jon Lewis, and Steve Braet (who were all students of James Stamp).

Formerly on the Jazz Faculty at Sonoma State University (1999-2011), Pete has been on the at Santa Rosa Junior College Faculty for over 20 years, where he has taught Jazz Courses, Music Fundamentals, and Applied Music (Trumpet). He has also been an Adjunct Faculty Member for Pacific Union College and Napa Valley College. He has been and active Private Trumpet Instructor for 34 years. He has transcribed over 400 Jazz Trumpet Solos as well as numerous Original Jazz Compositions and Arrangements by various Blue Note Artists. Pete's Transcriptions of Miles Davis' Solos were included as bonus material with the 2006 and 2009 re-releases of the 50's Prestige Sessions by the Concord Music Group. Under the guidance of James Newton (Downbeat Poll Winner-Jazz Flute), Pete transcribed and arranged portions of Duke Ellington's "Queen's Suite". This work, previously unreleased, was performed by the Danish National Radio Orchestra in 1991. As a student, Pete had the good fortune to perform with, and arranged for, ensembles featuring such well-known jazz artists as Bobby Shew, Charlie Haden, James Newton, Red Calendar, Bruce Forman, Tom Scott, Carl Fontana, Joe Williams, Albert Heath, Ernie Watts, and Roscoe Mitchell.

In addition to performing regularly in a variety of musical settings which include Orchestral, Theater, Dance, and Brass groups, Pete also plays with his own Jazz Quintet (the Blue Note Collective). He has appeared on several albums by local artists including: Mel Graves' "Ear Shot", Bonnie Brooks' “You are the Song in Me”,and Steve Wolf's “Joy Button”. For the past 31 years, Pete has served as the Racetrack Bugler on the Northern California Fair Circuit, performing each summer for Fairs in Alameda, Humboldt, Sonoma, Solano, and San Joaquin County, as well as the Sacramento State Fair, and in the “off season”, for Cal Expo Harness Racing. Prior to teaching at the College level, Pete worked Holland America, Princess and Carnival Cruise Lines as a featured soloist and lead player.

Mar 31 2017

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Episode 45: Finding the Beauty in Your Sound - A conversation with Dr. Christopher Moore

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Episode 45: Finding the Beauty in Your Sound - A conversation with Dr. Christopher Moore

Grammy Award-winner, Professor Christopher Moore has been teaching trumpet at FSU since 2003. Prior to his appointment at FSU, Dr. Moore was Associate Professor of Trumpet at the University of Kansas, where for seven years he directed the trumpet studio, conducted the trumpet ensemble and performed as a member of the Kansas Brass Quintet. Dr. Moore also served as Assistant Professor of Music at Morningside College from 1989 to1993, and from 1994 to 1996 was a full-time member of the Philadelphia professional brass quintet, The Chestnut Brass Company, recording 4 CD’s with that group and winning the Grammy Award in their field in 2000 with Hornsmoke, a CD that featured the brass chamber music of Peter Schickele.

Dr. Moore holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, a Master of Music in Performance from the University of New Mexico, and a Bachelor of Music in Performance from The Florida State University. He has won numerous solo competitions, including top prize at the ITG competition and at state and regional MTNA competitions. Professor Moore has also been a finalist at the Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Competition as well as the MTNA National Finals.

Dr. Moore has presented clinics at the Midwest Clinic, the NACWPI National Convention, and has performed at the National MENC. He is on the Executive Board of the National Trumpet Competition, is a Selmer Artist, and can be heard on his first solo CD, Trumpeting the Stone, on the Mark Masters label, and most recently recorded the Progressive Etudes by Sigmund Hering for Carl Fischer Publications.

Email: crmoore@fsu.edu

Website: www.fsutrumpetstudio.com

Mar 24 2017

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Episode 44: Practicing What You Preach - A conversation with Jim Johnson

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Episode 44: Practicing What You Preach - A conversation with Jim Johnson

Dr. Jim Johnson grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Before joining the faculty at Kansas State University, he earned his D.M. in Trumpet Performance from The Florida State University under the guidance of Dr. Christopher Moore, his M.M. in Trumpet Performance from Kansas State University with Dr. Gary Mortenson and his B.S. in Music Education from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania under Dr. Kevin Eisensmith. As an active performer, Dr. Johnson currently serves as the Principal Trumpet of the Salina Symphony Orchestra in Salina, Kansas and performs with the Kansas State University Faculty Brass Quintet.  He has performed with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra (Tallahassee, FL), Albany Symphony Orchestra (Albany, GA), and Sinfonia Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra (Destin, FL). Dr. Johnson is also an accomplished arranger as well, having his music performed at the National Trumpet Competition, the Kansas Music Educators Association All-State Conference, and at the Haus Marteau Brass Chamber Workshop in Lichtenberg, Germany

Mar 18 2017

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Episode 43: Guidebook for the Beginning Trumpeter-A conversation with Dustin Williams

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Episode 43: Guidebook for the Beginning Trumpeter-A conversation with Dustin Williams

Dustin Williams is the Adjunct Professor of Trumpet at Graceland University and a freelance teacher in the Kansas City area. He has written a new method book for trumpet titled: A Guidebook for the Beginning Trumpeter. Much of the material is based on his experiences and needs in working with many young trumpet students throughout his career.

The book can be purchased at squareup.com/store/wmc.  The wmc stands for Williams Music Company.  

Dustin can be contacted at  dustinwilliams37@gmail.com

Mar 09 2017

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Episode 42: Musical Fluency-A conversation with Brian McWhorter

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Episode 42: Musical Fluency-A conversation with Brian McWhorter

Brian McWhorter is associate professor of music at the University of Oregon. Previously, he held positions at Manhattan School of Music, Louisiana State University, East Carolina University, and Princeton University. He earned the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Oregon and the Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School.

While living in New York City, McWhorter’s performing career gravitated toward contemporary classical and improvised music. He has worked with many of the United States’ best-known modern music ensembles including Third Angle, Sequitur, Ensemble Sospeso, counter(induction, Ne(x)tworks, Tilt Brass, Elliott Sharp’s Orchestra Carbon, Continuum and Meridian Arts Ensemble. Now, as co-artistic director of Beta Collide, a new music group whose debut album was described as one of the top classical albums of 2010 by the Willamette Week, he is engaged in some of the most diverse projects of his career.

Hailed as a “terrific trumpeter” by The New York Times, McWhorter has been a featured soloist at the Festival of New Trumpet (New York City), Church of Beethoven (Albuquerque), Jornados de Creación Musica (Mexico City), and at Bargemusic (Brooklyn). He worked extensively with brass chamber groups including the Oregon Brass Quintet, Extension Ensemble, Manhattan Brass Quintet and the American Brass Quintet. As a member of the brass and percussion sextet Meridian Arts Ensemble from 2001-2010, McWhorter performed, commissioned and recorded some of the most demanding and progressive music ever written for brass. Meridian’s album Timbrando – a collection of Latin American contemporary works – was recently profiled on NPR’s All Things Considered.

McWhorter was appointed principal trumpet of the Eugene Symphony by Giancarlo Guerrero for the 2008-2009 season. Additionally, he has performed as principal trumpet with the Portland Opera, Oregon Ballet Theatre Orchestra, Quartz Mountain Music Festival Orchestra, American Sinfonietta and Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra. He has also performed with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and many others.

 McWhorter’s discography spans many genres from contemporary chamber to orchestral, improvised music to pop and rock. He has worked with Dave Douglas, John Zorn, John Cale (The Velvet Underground), Natalie Merchant, Anne Heaton, Nini Camps, Hugh Blumenfeld, and The Sharp Things.



Mar 03 2017

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Episode 41: Secrets of the Musical Mind with Dr. Richard Cox

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Episode 41: Secrets of the Musical Mind with Dr. Richard Cox

Free ebook: https://musicpreneur.leadpages.co/secrets-of-the-musical-mind/

Course: http://musicpreneur.com/secrets-musical-mind/

 Dr. Richard H. Cox holds earned doctorates in medicine, psychology, and theology, as well as having been granted three honorary doctorates, one from the World Health Organization (D.Sc.). He is internationally known for his work with students and professionals in many fields, including music performance, for which many consider him among the few experts in this area. He appears on a regular basis for workshops and clinics at the National Trumpet Competition, International Trumpet Guild, Association of Concert Bands, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and numerous music schools and universities. Dr. Cox is an Artist/Educator for the Conn-Selmer Steinway Corp. 

 He has studied trumpet with such notables as Renold Schilke, Ron Modell, Dennis Edelbrock, Fred Powell, and Frank Kaderabek, Alan Hood, and Bill Adam. He has performed in the cathedrals of UK and Europe, conducted in the Royal Music Hall, Manchester, England. He has also studied, voice, organ, and piano and has performed on the pipe organ for a banquet in the Queen’s Dining Room at Oxford University (UK).

 Dr. Cox is especially known for his work integrating medicine, psychology, and music to help students and professionals with performance challenges. He is the author of three books on music performance.

 Eastman Trumpet Retreat at Keuka

http://summer.esm.rochester.edu/course/eastman-trumpet-retreat-at-keuka/

Feb 24 2017

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Episode 40: The Trumpet Repertoire Project with Dr. J. Peyden Shelton

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Episode 40: The Trumpet Repertoire Project with Dr. J. Peyden Shelton

http://www.peydenshelton.com

http://www.peydenshelton.com/trumpet-repertoire-project.html

A current resident of the greater Washington D.C. and Baltimore area, Dr. J. Peyden Shelton has gained a rapidly growing reputation as an active clinician and performer throughout the United States and Canada.  Dr. Shelton has served on the faculties of both the University of Rochester and Cornell University as an Instructor of Trumpet.  In these positions, he recruited and maintained two studios of both undergraduate and graduate students.  He also served as chamber ensemble coach for numerous student ensembles.  While pursuing his doctorate in Trumpet Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music, Peyden served as the head teaching assistant for the Eastman School's trumpet studio under Professors James Thompson and Douglas Prosser.  Before going to the Eastman School of Music, Peyden attended the University of Miami's Frost School of Music as a Mancini Fellow and teaching assistant for Craig Morris.  While working toward his Masters in Music, Peyden served as the principal classical trumpet for the Henry Mancini Orchestra.  There, Peyden has recorded and played with many musicians including The Beach Boys, Lou Gramm of The Foreigners, and Gloria Gaynor.   Peyden is also featured on Pharrell Williams' track entitled,"I Am Other."   In addition to his performances with the Mancini Orchestra, Peyden also served as a substitute and utility trumpet with the New World Symphony under the guidance of maestros Michael Tilson Thomas and Esa-Pekka Salonen. In March of 2014, Peyden was awarded 1st place in the Graduate Solo Division at the National Trumpet Competition in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.   Since that time, Peyden has been featured as a soloist with several ensembles throughout the East Coast.   His most recent performances include Alexandra Pakhmutova's Concerto for Trumpet, Duke Ellington's Concerto for Cootie, Bruce Broughton's Excursions for Trumpet and Band, as well as Donald Hunsberger's famous arrangement for Wynton Marsalis of J.B. Arban's Fantasie Brillante.   Peyden has performed as a soloist with a wide variety of ensembles including The Winds of the Blue Ridge, Southwest Virginia's premiere wind band, Cornell University's Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and the Reston Symphony Orchestra.   He has been featured as soloist in chamber music settings including the Eastman School's Tuba Miram, and the Eastman Brass Guild.  Along with having an extensive performance background, Peyden holds a Bachelors of the Arts with a focus in Music Education from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.   He has given numerous clinics and masterclass for both secondary school students, as well as numerous collegiate masterclasses throughout the United States.   His clinics focus on strengthening basic fundamentals while finding ways to develop each player's own sound.  In his current positions with Symphony Number One, The Washington Chamber Orchestra, and principal trumpet of the Hunt Valley Symphony Orchestra, Peyden helps to promote both traditional performance repertoire, as well as new works for solo and chamber ensembles.  He is strongly committed to furthering the growth of his own instrument's repertoire and is currently commissioning works that showcase the trumpet in a solo setting that may function not only as art music, but also serve to provide key pedagogical elements to younger performers. 

Feb 16 2017

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Episode 39: "Breathe" - A Conversation with Justin Emerich

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Episode 39: "Breathe" - A Conversation with Justin Emerich

A nationally renowned trumpeter and teacher with extensive national and international performing experience, Justin Emerich is associate professor of trumpet at the MSU College of Music. Emerich’s orchestral experience includes serving as acting associate principal trumpet of the San Francisco Symphony, as well as performing with the St Louis Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, San Francisco Opera, Malaysia Philharmonic, Seoul Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, Grant Park Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Grand Rapids Symphony, Palm Beach Opera Orchestra, and the New World Symphony. He has been a featured soloist with the Seattle Symphony and the Fulcrum Point New Music Ensemble in Chicago. In April 2013, Emerich was singled out as one of the San Francisco Symphony's "superb soloists" by the San Francisco Chronicle. Emerich is also an avid chamber musician and has been a member of, and toured with, such groups as the Canadian Brass, Burning River Brass, Proteus 7, the Avatar Brass, and Pink Martini. Performing with these groups, he traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and all 50 states in the U.S. While with the world famous Canadian Brass, he performed as solo-piccolo trumpet and collaborated with the New York Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra brass sections. Emerich and the Canadian Brass were also featured with the New Jersey Symphony and premiered a new work by Bramwell Tovey with the Vancouver Symphony. He is currently the piccolo trumpet of Burning River Brass. Emerich performed in numerous Broadway shows in New York City including Kiss Me Kate, Into the Woods, and 42nd Street. After earning his degree, he became artist-in-residence and assistant trumpet professor at Grand Valley State University. Emerich has performed with such artists as Diana Ross, Burt Bacharach, Natalie Cole, Wayne Newton, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Yo-Yo Ma, Gil Shaham, Doc Severinsen, Allen Vizzutti, Renee Fleming, Sufjan Stevens, Ben Folds, and Vanessa Williams. He has recorded for hundreds of TV, movie, and video game soundtracks, and can be heard as the lone trumpet on The Blind Side with Sandra Bullock. Emerich has recorded various CDs for the Columbia, SFS Media, Naxos, New World, Dorian, Burmermusic, LML music, and Albany record labels. Emerich, who comes to Michigan State University from a faculty position at the University of Las Vegas, is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music. 

Feb 02 2017

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Lips of Steel: A Conversation with David Baldwin

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Lips of Steel: A Conversation with David Baldwin

David Baldwin is Professor of Trumpet at the University of Minnesota School of Music in Minneapolis. He conducts the University Brass Choir, an 18-member ensemble which has several recordings to its credit. He is an active soloist, ensemble player, composer, arranger and teacher. He has over 100 arrangements and compositions published by G. Schirmer, Shawnee Press, Theodore Presser and others. 

Baldwin also serves as leader of the Summit Hill Brass Quintet. This group has recorded nine CDs, including two of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, two All-American albums, two Christmas CDs and Music for Al's Breakfast, four original Baldwin compositions. 

Dr. Baldwin received a Bachelor of Music degree from Baldwin-Wallace College and MM, MMA, and DMA degrees from Yale University. From 1969-71 Baldwin was a member of the United States Military Academy Band at West Point, New York. He is also founding Secretary and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Trumpet Guild. 

His teachers include Robert Nagel, Raymond Crisara, William Vacchiano, Bernard Adelstein, Charles Gorham and Eric Duro. In Minnesota, he has performed with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra and the Bach Chamber Players of St. Paul.

He is the founder and leader of the Summit Hill Brass Quintet, which has been active since 1976. He is a frequent soloist and recitalist at the University of Minnesota, and across the Twin Cities. David has performed many times with the Minnesota Orchestra, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Minnesota Opera.

Dr. Baldwin lives in St. Paul with his wife, Dr. Christine Baldwin, a clinical psychologist. He is an active calligrapher and has had many sponsored shows of his artwork.

Jan 26 2017

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Episode 37: Lasting Change for Trumpeters-A Conversation with Luis Loubriel

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Episode 37: Lasting Change for Trumpeters-A Conversation with Luis Loubriel

Luis E. Loubriel is a performer, teacher, researcher, and writer who specializes on brass performance and pedagogy.

He joined the American Federation of Musicians at age 16 to perform with the Puerto Rico Philharmonic and the Casals Festival Orchestra.

He completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees in trumpet performance at Northwestern University where he studied with Vincent Cichowicz and Luther Didrickson (concurrent with private studies with William Scarlett and Armando Ghitalla). 

He was a Patricia Roberts Harris Fellow at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis--where he studied with David Baldwin; Manny Laureano; and Gary Bordner--and a ICEOP Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign--where he studied with Ray Sasaki; Michael Ewald; and Ronald Romm.

Loubriel has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra; the Canadian Brass Quintet; the Artie Shaw Orchestra; and the Chicago Chamber Orchestra among others.

As a music producer, Loubriel served as assistant producer/programmer and recording engineer at WFMT Radio in Chicago--where he worked on the Studs Terkel Program with Studs Terkel and guests such as Jean Pierre Rampal; Ludwig Guttler; Maya Angelou; Toni Morrison; and Charlie Rose.

Loubriel co-produced the Jazz Image--a live radio show hosted by Leigh Kamman at Minnesota Public Radio--where he worked with artists such as Sonny Rollins; Jean Toots Thielemans; and Dr. Billy Taylor.

He published Lasting Change for Trumpeters with Scholar Publications in 2005; Back to Basics for Trumpeters in 2009; and wrote several articles with the International Trumpet Guild; the Forum on Public Policy; and the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice.

He is currently Associate Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Music at Benedictine University.

Jan 20 2017

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Episode 36: Keep Going! A Conversation with Dr. Cathy Leach

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Episode 36: Keep Going! A Conversation with Dr. Cathy Leach

Cathy Leach has been Professor of Trumpet at the University of Tennessee since 1981. She teaches applied trumpet, directs the UT Trumpet Ensemble and coaches brass quintets, and serves the School of Music as Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies. Dr. Leach played principal trumpet with the Knoxville Symphony and Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestras 1981-2012, and has played principal trumpet with the very active UT Faculty Brass Quintet at the University of Tennessee for the past 35 years. She appears on recordings on the Musical Heritage and Opus One labels.

A popular soloist and clinician, Ms. Leach has been featured with the Knoxville Symphony and Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestras, the Oak Ridge Symphony, the Bremerton Symphony, and the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic. She has been a member of Monarch Brass and Stiletto Brass Quintet, with whom she has toured and recorded.

Dr. Leach is currently Vice President/President Elect of the International Trumpet Guild, having served 12 years on the Board of Directors. She is President of the ITG local chapter, the Smokey Mountain Trumpet Guild, which aims to promote communication among trumpet players in the East Tennessee region.

Dr. Leach's students currently perform professionally and teach in universities and public schools across the United States. As Director of the UT Trumpet Ensemble, Dr. Leach has conducted the group at International Trumpet Guild Conferences at the University of Maryland (1990), in Rotterdam (1992), at the University of Richmond (1999), at Rowan State University (2006), Columbus State University in Columbus, GA (2012) and Columbus, OH (2015), often featuring pieces she has commissioned. Dr. Leach has been awarded a Chancellors Citation for Excellence in Teaching, a School of Music Leadership Award, a 2007 James R. and Nell W. Cunningham Outstanding Teaching Award, and a Sandra G. Powell Professorship 2014-2016.

Jan 12 2017

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Episode 35: Paul Baron "Trumpet Voluntarily"

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Episode 35: Paul Baron "Trumpet Voluntarily"

Paul Baron is one of today's most highly respected lead and commercial trumpet players. His sound is distinctly bright and powerful and carries with it decades of experience in a wide range of musical styles. Musicality and passion are audible in each note Paul plays, from jazz to rock, big band to musical theater, and TV jingles to movie soundtracks. We are excited to announce that Paul's first trumpet book, "TRUMPET VOLUNTARILY© A Holistic Guide To Maximizing Practice Through Efficiency"© is now available from Bugles Media publishing. His book is intended to accompany all the many practice routine and etude books available as a "cross-fit" training guide by learning how, what, and when to practice to achieve the greatest results in the quickest most efficient way. Ebooks and hard copies available for purchase at  Bugles Media, Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and more.

Dec 16 2016

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Episode 34: Free Flow! - An conversation with Judith Saxton

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Free Flow! - An conversation with Judith Saxton

Judith Saxton enjoys a multi-faceted career as an international soloist, chamber and orchestral musician and educator and has been lauded as a “virtuoso player and superb soloist”. In addition to her performing and teaching, she offers Alexander Technique lessons and group seminars for a variety of populations globally. 

As a recitalist, Ms. Saxton has performed in the UK, China, Brasil and Italy and concertizes nationally with Timothy Olsen, organ, and Allison Gagnon, piano with whom she recorded her acclaimed solo CD Concert and Contest Pieces for Trumpet, distributed globally to the International Trumpet Guild membership.

As principal and soloist, she leads the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, and is on Eastern Music Festival (Greensboro, NC), faculty with whom she records annually under Gerard Schwarz’s leadership. She performs regularly with an array of orchestral and chamber organizations on the eastern seaboard of the US, and she offers master classes at conservatories, festivals and conferences world-wide as a Conn-Selmer clinician.

Previously Ms. Saxton was principal and soloist with Hong Kong Philharmonic, Illinois, Wichita and Key West Symphonies, Chicago Chamber Orchestra; guest principal for St. Louis and extra for Chicago Symphony.

Judith has recorded as a chamber musician on over 10 labels. Recently, she was soloist and principal solo cornet for North Carolina Brass Band’s 2014 debut CD First in Flight and 2016 Christmas Wrapped in Brass CD.

She served 10 years at University of North Carolina School of the Arts as Trumpet Artist/Faculty and Brass/Percussion Chair. Previously, she was tenured Associate Professor at Wichita State University. Her students can be found performing and teaching around the world. She is a Certified Alexander Technique Teacher (ATI).

Dec 09 2016

1hr 23mins

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Episode 33: Being patient - A Conversation with Dr. Jason Crafton

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Episode 33: Being patient - A Conversation with Dr. Jason Crafton

Jason Crafton is Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Virginia Tech and he directs both of the large jazz ensembles. Prior to this appointment he held positions at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, North Central Texas College, the University of Northern Colorado, and in various Dallas-Fort Worth area public schools.

In addition, he has performed with a variety of ensembles including the Roanoke Symphony, Ash Lawn Opera, Dallas Wind Symphony, and Dallas Opera.

jcrafton@vt.edu

Dec 02 2016

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Awesome resource

By Bgtsbjfbj - Sep 28 2017
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Wow! What a resource for high school kids. Anyone considering trumpet performance or trumpet for music education would hugely benefit from any, if not all, of these podcasts. This is also a great resource for parents of perspective music majors. Thank you Bill!

Outstanding!

By searchingford - Jul 03 2017
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An excellent source of information providing insights into the American heritage of modern trumpet playing and instruction.