Tuesday, February 12, 2008

UA Trumpet Studio news

Greetings fellow UA music faculty,

I am writing to inform you all of two news items from the Trumpet Studio.

First, in January ten members of the UA Trumpet Studio and I traveled to Western Carolina University to attend the sixth annual WCU Trumpet Festival. The UA Trumpet Ensemble represented Alabama proudly with a wonderful performance in the festival's all-trumpet concert, and the students had a memorable experience meeting the famous trumpeter Allen Vizzutti and hearing him perform two solo recitals. Other regional universities with trumpet students present at the event included the University of Kentucky, Furman University, and North Carolina School of the Arts, among others. I was extremely proud of how our trumpet students performed as ambassadors of Alabama and as musicians. The UA Trumpet Ensemble received many compliments from my fellow trumpet professors from other institutions on their musically sophisticated performance that really stood out among the other groups. Please visit this link for pictures of our students at this event:


The second piece of news is the UA Trumpet Studio concert taking place this week, Tuesday February 12 at 7:30PM in the Moody Concert Hall. The program will include works by Johann Altenburg, Samuel Scheidt, Karl Wilhelm Brandt, and George Enescu as well as wonderful arrangements of John Williams' "Summon The Heroes" Olympic Fanfare and two movements from Verdi's Requiem, both arranged by UA's own Jeremy Martin and utilizing trombones and timpani. Please attend this performance if you are able. The Trumpet Studio has been having a great year and I know Tuesday night's performance will be terrific.


Dr. Eric Yates

Asst Professor of Trumpet

The University of Alabama

School of Music

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