Trumpeter Pete Olstad presented a day of clinics at the
Second Annual Trumpet Day sponsored by the University of Denver.
Olstad performed some jazz standards with the DU rhythm section,
the Climb, and fielded questions about the business of music. In
the afternoon session, he worked with the trumpet section of the
Lamont Jazz Orchestra and talked about lead trumpet style, jazz
section playing and trumpet issues in general. Trumpet professor
Alan Hood and School director Joe Docksey also gave a trumpet master
class on how to practice. It certainly was a treat to have a player
of Olstad's caliber on campus that day!
|Doc Severinsen, Alan Hood
and Joe Docksey
Also, the Lamont School of Music was recently blessed with a visit
from Doc Severinsen, who was in Denver to conduct the Colorado
Symphony Orchestra. Mr Severinsen, who is involved in a trumpet-making
collaboration with Bryan Autrey, came to DU's brand new Gates Concert
Hall to seek opinions on the trumpet from Lamont School director
Joseph Docksey and trumpet professor Alan Hood. The Bb instruments
will be available sometime soon through the Internet. Each horn
will be personally tested by Doc for a three-week period of time.
Look forward to these fine horns!
The University of Denver Lamont School of Music and its brand new
arts facility and music school (the Newsman Center for the Performing
Arts) will host next summer's ITG conference from June 15th - 19th.
Please make it a point to attend!
Lamont School of Music, Denver