Title

National Trumpet Competition, Part 1

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom D

Start Date

17-5-2012

End Date

17-5-2012

Abstract

In September, an ensemble of seven trumpeters began rehearsing in order to submit an audition video to the National Trumpet Competition with the hopes of being selected to play in the semifinal round. In December, the ensemble as well as several soloists from CWU submitted these audition tapes via YouTube. The ensemble and two soloists were selected to perform, so from March 14th to 18th, this group of nine attended the National Trumpet Competition. The ensemble performed on the first day, playing Fantasia for Seven Trumpets by Eric Ewazen, and both soloists performed on the third day, David Hinckley playing Concerto in F minor by Oskar Boehme, and Tristan Hurd playing Concertpiece No. 1 by Vassily Brandt. Although none of the CWU performers made it to the final round, each individual benefitted immensely from the trip. There were several top-notch concerts including the U.S. Army Blues with Doc Severinsen, as well as master classes with some of the most prestigious teachers of the trumpet from around the country. An entire ballroom was full of vendors selling a vast array of trumpets, sheet music, and various accessories. All of the people attending the competition stayed in the same hotel, which provided the opportunity to meet and talk with all the performers, teachers, and fellow trumpeters. But perhaps the greatest benefit was the opportunity to perform and showcase everyone’s hard work in front of colleagues and a panel of judges who are an influential part of the trumpet community.

Faculty Mentor(s)

John Harbaugh

Additional Mentoring Department

Music

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National Trumpet Competition, Part 1

SURC Ballroom D

In September, an ensemble of seven trumpeters began rehearsing in order to submit an audition video to the National Trumpet Competition with the hopes of being selected to play in the semifinal round. In December, the ensemble as well as several soloists from CWU submitted these audition tapes via YouTube. The ensemble and two soloists were selected to perform, so from March 14th to 18th, this group of nine attended the National Trumpet Competition. The ensemble performed on the first day, playing Fantasia for Seven Trumpets by Eric Ewazen, and both soloists performed on the third day, David Hinckley playing Concerto in F minor by Oskar Boehme, and Tristan Hurd playing Concertpiece No. 1 by Vassily Brandt. Although none of the CWU performers made it to the final round, each individual benefitted immensely from the trip. There were several top-notch concerts including the U.S. Army Blues with Doc Severinsen, as well as master classes with some of the most prestigious teachers of the trumpet from around the country. An entire ballroom was full of vendors selling a vast array of trumpets, sheet music, and various accessories. All of the people attending the competition stayed in the same hotel, which provided the opportunity to meet and talk with all the performers, teachers, and fellow trumpeters. But perhaps the greatest benefit was the opportunity to perform and showcase everyone’s hard work in front of colleagues and a panel of judges who are an influential part of the trumpet community.