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oct 01
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10th grade trumpeter Katie Prior honored at White House

Katie Prior, ITG member and tenth grade trumpet player from Oklahoma was recently honored at the White House for founding the Youth Trumpet & Taps Corps, a service organization for high school trumpet players who sound taps at military funerals.

oct 01
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2014-15 news from the University of Missouri

Several trumpet artists, teachers and manufacturers visited Mizzou with clinics and master classes during the 2014-15 academic year: professor of trumpet at the University of New Mexico and ITG past president Jeffrey Piper; Boston Brass founder Jeff Conner; and founder and president of Warburton Music Products Terry Warburton. Principal trumpet of the Busan Philharmonic Orchestra and professor of trumpet at the National University and the Arts School Dmitry Lokalenkov and his students gave a recital at the University of Missouri during their USA tour.

sep 22
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2015 Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition

The 2015 Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition was held on the campus of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas on Saturday, September 19, 2015. First held in 1993, and co-sponsored by the International Trumpet Guild and the Herb Alpert Foundation, this bi-annual competition is considered the world’s most prestigious for jazz trumpeters. The winner of the competition receives $10,000, and the runner-up receives $5,000. The co-hosts for this year’s competition were Amanda Pepping, Aric Schneller and Randal Adams.


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

Source: Erika Schafer, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

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