Sixth annual Northeastern State University Trumpet Festival

The sixth annual Northeastern State University (NSU) Trumpet Festival was held February 15-16, 2013 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, and featured internationally renowned trumpet soloist Charlie Geyer, Professor of Trumpet at Northwestern University.

Charlie Geyer formerly taught at the Eastman School of Music and, prior to that, was a member of the Chicago Symphony and Houston Symphony Orchestras. During his time in Oklahoma, Geyer presented master classes on Friday and Saturday and shared a recital with Jason Dovel, event host and assistant professor of trumpet at NSU.



Also featured on the festival was the new professional trumpet ensemble, Clarino Collective, which is made up of trumpet artists from the tri-state region, including Michael Anderson (Oklahoma City University), Jason Dovel (Northeastern State University), Ryan Gardner (Oklahoma State University), Ben Hay (Tulsa Community College), Grant Peters (Missouri State University), Richard Rulli (University of Arkansas), and Christopher Wilson (Arkansas State University). Clarino Collective presented a Saturday evening concert performing works by Eric Ewazen, Erik Morales, Anthony Plog, and Joseph Price.


The NSU Trumpet Ensemble, NSU Baroque Trumpet Ensemble, and Southeastern Oklahoma State University Trumpet Ensembles all performed on the prelude concert. Dr. Christopher Magee, assistant professor at Northeast Lakeview College in San Antonio, Texas, presented a master class on lead trumpet playing. The NSU Jazz Ensemble trumpet section performed excerpts from Cherry Juice (Thad Jones) as part of this master class. Dr. Benjamin Shaffer, trumpet instructor at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, presented a master class on practice fundamentals.


Other events will include master classes, recitals, and group playing sessions. Tulsa Band, Del Quadro Custom Trumpets, Saeid Music and The Music Store of Tulsa exhibited musical instruments, mouthpieces, music, and accessories.


Source: Jason Dovel

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