Trumpeter Joel Treybig and percussionist Chris Norton, faculty at the Belmont University School of Music in Nashville, were guest artists at the Carl Maria von Weber School of Music in Dresden, Germany from March 16 through March 20. Treybig worked with nine trumpet students from the university and preparatory school on solos by Arutunian, Goedicke, Haydn, Herfurth, Hummel, Kurz, Neruda, and Porrino in several masterclasses during the week, and Norton similarly presented a percussion clinic at the university and coached a student marimba trio at the preparatory school.
Treybig’s and Norton’s visit culminated in a recital presented in the new recital hall at the School of Music. Joined by Carl Maria von Weber piano faculty member Sonja Gimaletdinow, they performed solo works by J.S. Bach, arr. Becker (Gavotte en Rondeau, Presto), Claude Debussy, arr. Marlatt (La Fille aux chevaux de lin), Joseph Green (Xylophonia), J.W. Hertel (Concerto No. 3 in D), John La Barbara (Drover’s Lament), Chris Norton (Elegy: Reflection on 9/11, Single Generator, Summer Daybreak), and Ernst Sachse (Concertino), and included works for a wide variety of instruments including piccolo trumpet, E-flat trumpet, C trumpet, marimba, xylophone, vibraphone, cymbals, and drums. The performance, given to students, faculty, administrators, and Dresden community members, culminated in a performance of Macbeth and Macdonwald for trumpet and percussion by David Jarvis.
Pictured in top: Norton and Treybig; left: Treybig and student in Dresden; bottom: after the recital
Source: Joel Treybig, DMA
Associate Professor of Music
Coordinator of Instrumental Studies
Belmont University School of Music Nashville, Tennessee