Title

Ensemble Competition at the Semi Final Round of the 2013 National Trumpet Competition

Presenter Information

Robert Rutherford

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom A

Start Date

16-5-2013

End Date

16-5-2013

Abstract

Two ensembles from the CWU trumpet studio were accepted to compete in the semifinal round of the National Trumpet Competition at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia after a blind audition process. It is extremely rare to have two ensembles accepted from the same institution. The groups were comprised of both male and female trumpeters from the CWU trumpet studio. This event was not only a competition but also a conference, where the students in these groups had the opportunity to attend clinics, master classes, and be surrounded by professional development opportunities through networking with potential teachers and/or employers. What we brought back from this competition was the time and effort needed to prepare for something this intense and also what we learned from the professionals at the competition such professionalism, musicality, and the realities of being a musician.

Faculty Mentor(s)

John Harbaugh

Additional Mentoring Department

Music

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Ensemble Competition at the Semi Final Round of the 2013 National Trumpet Competition

SURC Ballroom A

Two ensembles from the CWU trumpet studio were accepted to compete in the semifinal round of the National Trumpet Competition at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia after a blind audition process. It is extremely rare to have two ensembles accepted from the same institution. The groups were comprised of both male and female trumpeters from the CWU trumpet studio. This event was not only a competition but also a conference, where the students in these groups had the opportunity to attend clinics, master classes, and be surrounded by professional development opportunities through networking with potential teachers and/or employers. What we brought back from this competition was the time and effort needed to prepare for something this intense and also what we learned from the professionals at the competition such professionalism, musicality, and the realities of being a musician.