2019 ITG Conference - Miami, Fl
07-09-2019 to 07-13-2019

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UPCOMING EVENTS

sep 21
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Austin Custom Brass to KC

Trent Austin has recently relocated his custom brass shop to Kansas City, MO.  His well-established business was previously in Boston.

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sep 08
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Siereveld to ULM

Dr. Eric Siereveld has been appointed Assistant Professor of Trumpet at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

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aug 28
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Cunningham to Grambling State

 Steven Cunningham has been appointed Assistant Professor of Music (Upper Brasswinds) and Assistant Band Director at Grambling State University.

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Conference Sponsors
Diamond - Yamaha
Gold - S.E. Shires & Eastman Music Co.
Silver - Gard Bags
Bronze - Pfund Trumpets, Pickett Brass & Blackburn Trumpets
Tote Bags & Event - CancerBlows & the Ryan Anthony Foundation
Shirts - B&S
Badge Holders & Lanyarts - Schilke
Student Meet & Greet - Powell Trumpets & Grant Manhart
Artists - Stomvi - Buffet Group - Ministry of Culture & Science of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia - Spain Arts & Culture

ITG Calendar-beta

ITG Calendar

Albert L. Lilly III, Editor

 

May 31June 3, 2018: 29th Annual Great American Brass Band Festival, to be held in Danville, KY (USA). The GABBF celebrates band music (especially brass band music) and provides free, family-friendly entertainment for its audiences. The event has always featured a variety of activities, but in recent years it has become even more multifaceted and will include a brass symposium, a New Orleans-style street party called “Bayou and Brass,” a parade, a picnic on the lawn, a balloon race, a Kids Art Fest, the Great American Swing Dance, and the Great American Art Festival. For additional details, contact Artistic Director John Stroube (john.stroube@gmail.com) or check the festival website (http://www.gabbf.org).

 

May 31 – July 1, 2018: National Orchestral Institute Festival. Rehearsals, concerts, and recitals take place at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park, MD (USA). Acceptance requires a successful audition and selection to the orchestra. A full audition tour is planned. Those events, as well as details for the event and other information can be found on the festival website (http://www.noi.umd.edu).

 

June 1 – 30, 2018: 29th Orchestral Institute, to be held at the University of Houston (USA). The Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival (TMF) invites applications from college, graduate, and young professional players. Each participant receives a fellowship and a month of intensive musical training with inspiring conductors and a world-class faculty. TMF is housed in the outstanding facilities of the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music, home of the sonically spectacular Moores Opera House. For more information, send an email (tmf@uh.edu) or check the institute website (http://www.uh.edu/kgmca//music/tmf/tmf-orchestra).

 

June 3 – July 15, 2018: 2018 Round Top Festival Institute (48th season), to be held in Round Top, TX (USA). Created in 1971 by concert pianist James Dick, the Round Top Festival Institute offers six weeks (no absence is permitted) of intensive training for young talented musicians (born before December 31, 2000) seeking a transition from conservatories and universities to professional careers. The Round Top Festival Institute owns its campus (over 200 acres), venues (a 1,000-seat air-conditioned concert hall and 160-seat chapel), practice rooms, accommodations, food services, and other amenities (swimming pool, jogging trails, etc.). The Round Top Festival Institute offers to accepted young artists a full scholarship (worth $6,500) for tuition through the James Dick Foundation for the Performing Arts. The relatively small number of participants (about 95) whose admission is based on auditions and recommendations and the fact that participants and faculty share the same campus create a collegial atmosphere through which a constant flow of stimulating exchanges enlightens everyone. Enrollment includes 28 violins, 10 violas, 10 cellos, 6 basses, 4 flutes, 4 oboes, 4 clarinets, 4 bassoons, 5 horns, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, 6 percussion, 2 harps, and 4 pianists. The trumpet faculty includes Matthew Ernst, Marie Speziale, and Micah Wilkinson. Applications are open online (http://festivalhill.org/students/register.php).

 

June 1114, 2018: University of Kentucky Summer Trumpet Institute, to be held on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington (USA). Masterclasses and recitals will be given by such guest artists as Marie Speziale, Rex Richardson, Vince DiMartino, Ryan Gardner, and many others. For more information, visit the institute website (http://www.UKtrumpet.com) or contact host Jason Dovel by email (Jason.Dovel@uky.edu).

 

June 21 – July 1, 2018: Oberlin Trumpet Workshop, with all events held at the Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin, OH (USA). Faculty for the event are Roy Poper and Arto Hoornweg. The workshop offers sessions in technique, masterclasses, lessons, and performances. For full details, check the workshop website (https://www.oberlin.edu/summer-programs/trumpet-workshop).

 

June 22 – August 5, 2018: Brevard Music Summer Institute and Festival, to be held at the Brevard Music Center, NC (USA). Keith Lockhart serves as artistic director. Trumpet faculty is Neal Berntsen, Robert Sullivan, and Mark Schubert. Scholarships are available. Applications are being accepted online (http://brevardmusic.org).

 

June 24 – 30, 2018: Eastman Trumpet and Trombone Retreat at Keuka, designed for adult players. Six days of musical instruction designed for trumpeters who desire more performance and network opportunities. Faculty includes James Thompson, Clay Jenkins, Mark Kellogg, Larry Zalkind, Dariusz Terefenko, and Pilates instructor Leslie MacDonald. Guest faculty includes Allen Vizzutti, John Marcellus, and Ralph Sauer. For full details, check the retreat website (https://summer.esm.rochester.edu/course/eastman-trumpet-and-trombone-retreat-at-keuka). Application deadline is May 1, 2018.

 

July 1 – 13, 2018: Eastman Summer Jazz Studies, to be held at the Eastman School of Music, the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY (USA). Trumpet faculty includes Clay Jenkins and Mike Kaupa. This rigorous two-week program provides an intensive, performance-based experience for highly motivated students currently in grades 9 to 12 and is ideally suited for those considering jazz studies at the collegiate level. Students work directly with the renowned Eastman School of Music jazz faculty in a program designed to enhance improvisational and ensemble skills. For the entire list of deadlines and for application information, please check the program website (https://summer.esm.rochester.edu/course/summer-jazz-studies).

 

July 1 – October 31, 2018: Application period for the inaugural Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition. The inaugural competition will be for brass quintets (two trumpets, one horn, trombone, tuba), and is intended for ages 16 to 30, though the average age for any group may be no more than 28 at the end of the competition, July 20, 2019. The international jury will consist of five members (two trumpets, one horn, trombone and tuba) with special expertise in this field, led by the jury chair Reinhold Friedrich. The competition will be held July 15 – 20, 2019. It is anticipated that sixteen groups will be chosen to come to Manchester for the competition, which will be held at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK. Selection will be from submitted video recordings, based on the criteria of musical qualities, enterprise, and presentation. For full details, check the competition website (http://pjbe.org). Further information may also be had by contacting Jayne Rollason, project manager, via email (jayne@classicmgt.org.uk) or phone (+44 (0) 1295 780689).

 

July 2 – 10, 2018 – Suzuki Method Teacher Development Course for Trumpet, to be held at the Mount Royal Conservatory, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary, AB T3E 6K6 Canada. Trumpet teacher trainer and brass project leader, Ann-Marie Sundberg from Sweden, will be coming to Canada to offer the course.  This event is offered as part of the Calgary Suzuki Summer Institute. Natalie DeJong will serve as host. For more information, contact Natalie via email (ndejong@mtroyal.ca) or phone (403-993-5376).

 

July 2 – 15, 2018: The 2018 California State University Summer Arts program will include a two-week course in “Composition for Brass with the Atlantic Brass Quintet.” The course coordinator is Brian Wilson, music department chair of Sonoma State University, and the composition faculty are Eric Ewazen and Raymond Burkhart. Additional details may be found at the program website (https://www2.calstate.edu/SummerArts/Courses/Pages/Composition-For-Brass-With-The-Atlantic-Brass-Quintet.aspx).

 

July 7 – 27, 2018: Eastman Music Horizons Program, to be held at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY (USA). This internationally acclaimed Classical Studies program is for academically inquisitive performers, conductors, and composers currently in grades 9 – 12 who are seriously considering a career in music. Our highly individualized program emphasizes solo performance (strings, winds, brass, piano, organ, voice, classical guitar, harp, conducting, and composition). This program is for mature students of advanced performance levels who can work well in a focused collegiate-type environment. The program features two private lessons per week; weekly solo performance in repertory class; career seminar with individual interviews and great speakers; classes in theory, ear training, and history; performances in small ensembles; and Creative Ventures: choice of either composition for non-majors, conducting for non-majors, or improvisation. Final solo performance and chamber music concerts are held in Eastman’s Kilbourn Hall and Hatch Recital Hall. All performances are recorded, and each student will have online access to a recording. Wesley Nance serves as trumpet faculty for the event. For additional details and an application for admission, check the program website (https://summer.esm.rochester.edu/course/music-horizons).


July 8 – 14, 2018: The 33rd Annual Rafael Méndez Brass Institute will be hosted by the Summit Brass and Denver Brass ensembles at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music. The Institute is open to advanced high school students through professionals. Trumpet faculty will consist of Joe Burgstaller, David Hickman, Alan Hood, John Marchiando, and Ronald Romm. Scholarships are available. For more information, visit the institute website (http://www.MendezBrassInstitute.com).

 

July 8 – 15, 2018: Trumpet Course, second edition. Held as part of the Festival Rafael Méndez in Morelia, Mexico. Guest artists include Omar Tomasoni, Giuliano Sommerhalder, and Alex Freund. For additional information, check the website (http://www.festivalrafaelmendez.mx). There are limited openings for the course. More information can also available found by email (curso@festivalrafaelmendez.mx). 

 

July 22 – August 5, 2018: Marrowstone Music Festival, the premier orchestra training program of the Pacific Northwest. Marrowstone is presented by the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras and is hosted by Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA (USA). Roy Poper serves as trumpet faculty for the festival. The program is open to students ages 14 to 25. For more details, check the festival website (http://marrowstone.org).

 

July 29 – August 3, 2018: Eastman Summer Trumpet Institute, to be held at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY (USA). Addressing the various needs of today’s collegiate and high school players, the Eastman Summer Trumpet Institute is a fun-filled, highly motivating five-day clinic hosted by Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra musicians Douglas Prosser and Wesley Nance. Masterclasses, daily group warm-up sessions using buzzing techniques, mock auditions, and ensemble playing will provide students with performance opportunities each day. Students will explore ways to develop successful mental attitudes, styles, and techniques for great recital performances, orchestral playing, and audition success. For further details or to find the online application, check the institute website (https://summer.esm.rochester.edu/course/trumpet-institute).

 

July 30 – August 3 and August 610, 2018: Eleventh Annual Trumpet Program (weeks one and two as separate events) at SummerKeys, held in Lubec, Maine (USA). Trumpet players of all levels and interests, including avocational and “comeback” players, are invited and can attend either of the two weeks. Participants will receive a daily group class, a daily one-hour private lesson, practice time, and the chance to rehearse and perform with other musicians. The instructor will be Dr. Robert Stibler, professor of music at the University of New Hampshire. For more information, check the SummerKeys website (http://www.summerkeys.com) or contact Robert Stibler by email (rstibler@unh.edu).

 

July 15 – 20, 2019: The Inaugural Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition. The inaugural competition will be for brass quintets (two trumpets, one horn, trombone, tuba), and is intended for players ages 16 to 30, though the average age for any group may be no more than 28 at the end of the competition, July 20, 2019. The international jury will consist of five members (two trumpets, one horn, trombone and tuba) with special expertise in this field, led by the jury chair Reinhold Friedrich. Applications for this competition will be received from July 1 to October 31, 2018. It is anticipated that sixteen groups will be chosen to come to Manchester for the competition, which will be held at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK. Selection will be from submitted video recordings, based on the criteria of musical qualities, enterprise, and presentation. For full details, check the competition website (http://pjbe.org). Further information may also be had by contacting Jayne Rollason, project manager, via email (jayne@classicmgt.org.uk), or phone (+44 (0) 1295 780689).

2018 Regional Conference Hotel Information

Courtyard by Marriott Hotel NW Expressway is the official conference hotel. They have given the conference a limited number of rooms for $99/night. Rooms can house up to 4 people and breakfast is included. Other hotel options are listed below.

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  • Conference Hotel
    Courtyard by Marriott Hotel NW Expressway

    1515 NW Expressway 73118
    405-848-0808
    Free Breakfast
  • Residence Inn by Marriott NW OKC
    3151 NW Expressway 73112
    405-605-6666
    Free Breakfast
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Downtown OKC
    101 East Main Street 73104
    405-778-8100
    Free Breakfast
  • Hampton Inn NW OKC
    3022 NW Expressway 73112
    405-947-0953
    Free Breakfast
  • Ambassador Hotel OKC
    1200 North Walker Avenue 73103
    405-600-6200
    No Free Breakfast
  • Days Inn Northwest OKC
    2801 NW 39th Street 73112
    405-946-0741
    Free Breakfast
  • Super 8 Hotel Fairgrounds
    2821 NW 39th Street 73112
    405-946-9170
    Free Breakfast
  • Hyatt Place Suites NW Expressway
    1511 NW Expressway 73118
    405-840-5557
    Free Breakfast
  • Sleep Inn OKC
    5200 North Classen Circle 73118
    405-286-5400
    Free Breakfast
  • Tower Hotel OKC
    3233 NW Expressway 73112
    405-842-6633
    Free Breakfast
  • Extended Stay America Hotel OKC NW
    2720 NW Expressway 73112
    405-942-7441
    Free Breakfast
  • WoodSpring Suites OKC
    3800 Service Road 73112
    405-917-6300
    No Free Breakfast
  • Renaissance Waterford Hotel OKC
    6300 Waterford Blvd 73118
    405-848-4782
    No Free Breakfast
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Penn Square OKC
    2811 NW Expressway 73112
    405-848-1500
    Free Breakfast
  • Country Inn and Suites by Carlson NW Expressway OKC
    3141 NW Expressway 73112
    405-843-2002
    Free Breakfast
  • Comfort Inn at Founders Tower OKC
    5704 Mosteller Drive 73112
    405-810-1100
    Free Breakfast
  • Hilton Garden Inn Midtown OKC
    2809 NW Expressway 73112
    405-607-4000
    No Free Breakfast
  • Medical Inn OKC
    1117 NE 13th Street 73117
    405-232-0404
    Free Breakfast

Downtown Hotels

  • Colcord Hotel OKC
    15 North Robinson Avenue 73102
    405-601-4300
    No Free Breakfast
  • 21C Museum Hotel Downtown OKC
    900 West Main Street 73106
    405-982-6900
    Free Breakfast
  • Skirvin Hilton OKC
    1 Park Avenue 73102
    405-272-3040
    No Free Breakfast
  • Sheraton Hotel OKC
    1 North Broadway 73102
    405-235-2780
    No Free Breakfast
  • Renaissance OKC Hotel
    10 North Broadway 73102
    405-228-8000
    No Free Breakfast
  • Aloft Hotel OKC
    209 North Walnut Avenue 73104
    405-605-2100
    No Free Breakfast
  • Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Downtown OKC
    2 West Reno Avenue 73102
    405-232-2290
    Free Breakfast
  • Hampton Inn and Suites Bricktown OKC
    300 East Sheridan 73104
    405-232-3600
    Free Breakfast
  • Embassy Suites OKC
    741 North Phillips Avenue 73104
    405-239-3900
    Free Breakfast
  • Hilton Garden Inn Bricktown OKC
    328 East Sheridan Avenue 73104
    405-270-0588
    Free Breakfast
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Bricktown OKC
    328 East Sheridan Avenue 73104
    405-232-3200
    Free Breakfast
  • Springhill Suites by Marriott Downtown OKC
    600 East Sheridan Avenue 73104
    405-601-6206
    Free Breakfast

Bass School of Music

The 2018 Regional ITG Conference will be housed in the beautiful Bass Music Center at Oklahoma City University. The Wanda L. Bass School at Oklahoma City University, home to nearly 400 music majors, is an all-Steinway School, the nation's first Conn-Selmer School, and an Apple Digital Campus. 
 
The Bass School doubled its square footage in 2006 with the addition of the 113,000-square-foot Bass Music Center. The BMC  has hosted artists and educators from around the world, including the International Society of Bassists; the National Association of Teachers of Singing; the Guitar Federation of America; the Society of Composers, Inc.; and the NEA-sponsored Arts Education Partnership. 
 
This world-class facility, built to the highest acoustical standards, features 60 practice rooms, 40 teaching studios, high-tech music labs, ensemble rehearsal rooms and a black box theater.
 
OCU's music degree programs stress virtuosic versatility – integrating performance skills, music scholarship, pedagogy, and professionalism – to prepare students for music careers in the 21st century.
 
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