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The nominating committee for the election of officers and board members of the International Trumpet Guild is soliciting recommendations from the membership for a Vice President/President-Elect and a Secretary to serve 2017-2019 and for board members to serve 2017-2021. Please send proposals for nominations by November 15, 2016, to:
Cathy Leach, ITG Vice President/President-Elect
1430 Brookmeade Ave
Maryville, TN 37804
Self-nominations are welcome. Please include a concise bio and confirm with any nominee that he or she would be willing to serve if nominated and elected. After the nominating committee (comprised of Vice President, one board member and three members at large) develops the final slate of nominees, ballots will be mailed to all eligible members of ITG. Voting will occur by paper ballot or online between March 15 and April 15, 2017. A returning officer will form an election team to count the ballots within thirty (30) days after the deadline for their return, and the membership will then be notified of the election results.MORE
2014 Trumpet Festival of the Southeast
The 2014 Trumpet Festival of the Southeast was hosted by Dr. Erika L. Schafer at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga from January 17-19. Featured artists were Tito Carrillo, Assistant Professor of Jazz Trumpet at the University of Illinois, and Allan Dean, Professor of Trumpet at Yale University.
Each performed in concert and presented a masterclass. Judith Saxton, Trumpet Artist Faculty at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, conducted the College/ProAm Mass Ensemble and also presented an Alexander Technique clinic. Dr. Raquel Rodriquez, Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Northern Kentucky University, conducted the High School Mass Ensemble. Dr. Eric Yates, Professor of Trumpet at the University of Alabama, led a warm-up clinic. Alan Siebert, Professor of Trumpet at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, conducted the Professors’ Ensemble. Other festival events included a jam session, a faculty recital featuring professors from throughout the southeast, a trumpet ensemble concert, and a teachers’ forum. Exhibitors included Yamaha, Harrelson Trumpets, Warburton, Blackburn Trumpets, Giant Steps Music Corporation, Pickett Brass, Conn-Selmer, Inc., Andreas Eastman, and Jupiter. The festival was made possible in part by a grant from the International Trumpet Guild. The UTC Music Department, Health and Human Performance Department, and alumni George Nichols, V. Earl Brown, Jr., and Terry Major were also sponsors of the event.
The festival had approximately 200 participants with twenty-two universities represented. The Trumpet Festival of the Southeast is an annual celebration of trumpet playing and teaching in the southeastern United States. Next year’s festival will be hosted by Dr. Eric Yates at the University of Alabama, specific dates to be determined. The festival website is www.trumpetfestivalofthesoutheast.com.
Source: Erika Schafer, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga