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2012 Northeastern State Trumpet Festival featuring Vince DiMartino
The fifth annual Northeastern State University (NSU) Trumpet Festival was held February 4, 2012 in the NSU Jazz Lab in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The featured clinician was Vince DiMartino, international soloist and Matton Professor of Music at Center College.
More than 100 trumpeters from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, and Kansas attended the daylong event that was hosted by NSU trumpet professor Jason Dovel.
The event began with a 10 a.m. welcome recital that featured trumpet and brass ensembles from Oklahoma and Arkansas. The NSU Brass Ensemble opened the concert with Giovanni Gabrieli’s Canzon Primi Toni. They were followed the Arkansas Tech University Trumpet Choir, directed by Gary Barrow. They played The Storm’s Path (Balmages) and Here’s That Rainy Day (Van Heusen). The Southeastern Oklahoma State University Trumpet Choir performed Cityscapes by Eric Morales and the NSU Trumpet Ensemble concluded the program with Canzona Segunda (Gabrieli), Within Sacred Walls (Morales), and Summertime (Gershwin). The morning concert was followed by a massed reading session in which all participants were invited to sight-read music in a large trumpet choir.
In the afternoon, several trumpet artists presented a classical gala recital. Brian Walker, instructor of trumpet at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, performed Intrada by Arthur Honneger and Concert Etude by Goedicke. Jason Dovel, trumpet professor at NSU and event host, performed Centennial Horizon by Kevin McKee. Chris Magee, assistant professor of music at Northeast Lakeview College in San Antonio, performed Three Snapshots of Time by Larry Williams. Benjamin Shaffer, instructor of music at North Central Texas College, performed the Flor Peeters Sonata.
Vince DiMartino presented an afternoon master class in which he coached Tahlequah High School sophomore Anne Linebarger on Allen Vizzutti’s Cascades and NSU trumpet performance major Timothy Moore on Stravinsky’s Petrushka.
The NSU Baroque Trumpet Ensemble presented an afternoon lecture recital on the valveless natural trumpet. Their program included C.P.E. Bach’s March for the Ark, Philidor’s Suite, Schiedermayr’s Six Processional Fanfares, and selections from Handel’s Atalanta. Attending high school and college students who had never played Baroque trumpet before were invited to the stage to attempt their first notes on the period instrument.
The afternoon also included an open forum, in which visiting trumpet artists in many different fields of music answered audience questions about performance, teaching, and careers in music. Panel participants included Vince Dimartino, Jason Dovel, Brian Walker, Chris Magee, Ben Shaffer, Gary Barrow, Steve Wiles (Muskogee Public Schools), Ben Hay (Tulsa Community College), Chuck Greene (Tulsa Bible Church), and Jim Masters (U.S. Air Force Band).
The evening concluded with a concert of the NSU Jazz Ensemble featuring Vince DiMartino.
For more information about past or upcoming NSU trumpet festivals, visit www.NSUTrumpet.com.
Source: Jason Dovel