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

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Meet ITG's Advisory Council

Barbara Butler, Ed Tarr, Marcus Printup, Gabor Tarkoevi, Chris Martin, Doc Severinsen, Sean Jones, Ron Romm, Malcolm McNab, Tine Thing Helseth


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  • Four 100+ page ITG Journals
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Lone Star State Trumpet Guild Trumpet Fest II

The Lone Star State Trumpet Guild (LSSTG) hosted their second trumpet fest in Odessa, Texas on March 29-30, 2019. The featured guest artist for this event was Rex Richardson. The weekend was full of recitals, a master class, instrument exhibits, and the Lone Star State Trumpet Guild Ensemble in performance.

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2019 ITG Officer and Board Election Results

2019 ITG Officer and Board Election Results


Jason Bergman


Elisa Koehler

Board of Directors

Jennifer Dearden 

Jason Dovel

Christopher Moore

Nadje Noordhuis

Mary Thornton

Brian Walker

John Foster (2 year replacement for Bergman)

Amy Schendel (2 year replacement for Koehler)

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ITG Chapter Event: UofL Trumpet Days

The University of Louisville International Trumpet Guild Chapter held its annual Trumpet Day(s) event on April 12 and 13, 2019, at the University Of Louisville School Of Music. The featured guest artist for this year was Yamaha Performing Artist, Rex Richardson. Richardson taught several masterclasses and gave a truly memorable performance with the Brass Band of Louisville, directed by Jason Cumberledge.


Karin Bliznik named principal trumpet of St. Louis Symphony

Karin Bliznik, from Brockton, Massachusetts, joins the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra in Fall 2013 as principal trumpet. She is currently principal trumpet of the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, as well as associate principal trumpet of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.  Bliznik has held principal positions with the Charlotte Symphony and the Charleston Symphony, in South Carolina.  In the 2012-2013 season, she was invited as guest principal trumpet in both the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.  She has also performed with many other orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic, and the Boston Pops Orchestra. 

Bliznik received her Master of Music from Northwestern University, her Bachelor of Music from Boston University, and she spent a semester abroad at London's Royal College of Music.  She has been involved in many music festivals, including Spoleto, Aspen, Eastern Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival, Lucerne Music Festival under the direction of Pierre Boulez, and also has spent two summers as a Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center.  While in Atlanta, Bliznik was on faculty at Kennesaw State University, and regularly taught for the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra and Talent Development Program.

Source: Karin Bliznik

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