NPP Warm-Up

The Non-Pro Player Committee initiated warm-up sessions at the 2015 ITG Conference specifically for Non-Pro/Comeback Player to assist in the art of warming up.

Previous Non-Pro Player Warm-Up Sessions:

2023  Minneapolis, Minnesota Chris Moore - Limbering Up / Scaling 3rds to G4 / Flow Study: “a la Cichowicz” / Scaling 3rds to G5 / Descending Arpeggios / Range Extension: “a la Clarke #1” /  Flexibility / Articulation

Friday morning saw a noteworthy start with Dr. Christopher Moore’s Non-Pro Players warm-up session. Beginning with the two solid rules of “don’t play loud” and “strive for ease,” Moore led the room through his preferred warmup, demonstrating how he approaches his “big six:” tone, technique, flexibility, articulation, range, and dynamics. Moore emphasized that each person should tailor a warmup for their specific needs and encouraged individuals to adjust each day as needed. Incorporating tone bending and glissandos between partials, the warmup focused on developing beauty in the sound and always playing with ease. He displayed finesse and refinement in his playing while also reminding all to not play loudly. He included modified Clarke studies, Irons flexibilities, Cichowicz flow studies, and more throughout the morning, concluding with extra time to answer individual questions. Christopher Moore’s session was highly beneficial for all.  (Spencer Wallin)

2022 San Antonio, Texas – Ryan Gardner - Daily Starters / Exercises

Ryan Gardner’s morning warm-up session with the non-pro player community was well attended and brought a fresh perspective to fundamentals. Participants were introduced to stretches and breathing exercises, as well as mouthpiece and slurring exercises from the teachings of Boyde Hood. Attendees were guided toward finding their easiest, most beautiful tone, and the collective trumpet sound was impressive as the session progressed. The warmup also introduced improvisation as a part of a daily fundamental routine and provided new ideas on how to make fundamentals transferable to other areas of playing. (Julia Bell)

2021 Virtual ITG Conference  – Anne McNamara

2019 Miami, Florida – directed by Brian Shaw

2018 San Antonio, Texas – directed by John Irish - John Irish Warm Up

2017 Hershey, Pennsylvania – directed by Judith Saxton

2016 Anaheim, California – directed by Jason Bergman - Bergman Warm Up Routine 

2015 Columbus, Ohio – directed by Jeff Piper


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