Rank #1: Episode 52: "Keep the phrase going" - a conversation with Charles Daval
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.”
Rank #2: Episode 5: Legacy of Don Jacoby
Rank #3: When the student is ready, the Teacher will appear-A conversation with Dr. Keith Winking
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: email@example.comDr. Winking Studio website
Rank #4: "Listen First!" - A conversation with Vincent DiMartino
Episode 22 - "Listen First!" features the great Vincent DiMartino. Vince is internationally recognized as one of the best educators and performers on the trumpet, and he is equally at home in both the classical and jazz genres. We cover a wide range of trumpet and educational topics in this episode, so there should be information of interest to everyone!
Rank #5: Episode 39: "Breathe" - A Conversation with Justin Emerich
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.
Rank #6: Episode 14: Finding Efficiency in Trumpet Playing-A Conversation with Steve Leising
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.
Rank #7: Lips of Steel: A Conversation with David Baldwin
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.
Rank #8: Episode 32: Stay in the Moment - A Conversation with James Thompson of the Eastman School of Music
Episode 32: Stay in the Moment - A Conversation with James Thompson of the Eastman School of Music
James Thompson is currently Professor of Trumpet at the renowned Eastman School of Music. He came to this position after having played Principal Trumpet in the Atlanta and Montreal Symphony Orchestras.
He has performed as soloist with orchestras in North and South America as well as Europe. He has made recital tours of Asia, North and South America as well as most of Europe.
Since joining the faculty of the Eastman School he has performed as guest Principal Trumpet with orchestras that include the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, as well as the Baltimore, Seattle, and Boston Symphonys.
Mr. Thompson can be heard on CDs with the Montreal and Atlanta Symphonys, as well as solo and chamber projects. His recordings of the Shoshtakovitch Concerto #1 for Piano, Trumpet and Strings and Mahler Symphony #5 were Stereo Review’s records of the Month.
Mr. Thompson is a Yamaha Performing Artist.
Rank #9: Episode 2: The Arkansas Trumpeter
An in depth interview with Dr. Christopher Wilson, Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro Arkansas. An Arkansas native, Dr. Wilson discusses his early musical career, teachers, and his online site to assist young trumpeters across the state: The Arkansas Trumpeter!
Dr. Wilson can be contacted at:firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions and comments? email@example.com
Rank #10: Episode 25: Dreams are good...Goals are better! A Conversation with William Campbell
Episode 25: Dreams are good...Goals are better! A Conversation with William Campbell of the University of Michigan. If you have listen to many of the earlier episodes you will be familiar with the name William Campbell. He was named as on of the most influential teachers by a number of my previous guests, and it's not hard to see why.
Rank #11: Episode 42: Musical Fluency-A conversation with Brian McWhorter
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.
Rank #12: Episode 45: Finding the Beauty in Your Sound - A conversation with Dr. Christopher Moore
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.
Rank #13: Episode 46: Letting Go of Expectations - A conversation with Pete Estabrook
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.
Rank #14: Episode 7: Perfect Landing
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
Rank #15: Episode 6: Joey Tartell
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 firstname.lastname@example.org