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Oct. 14, 2011
Trumpet students at Northwest Missouri State University shared their musical talents with music students from seven states at the Third Annual Midwest Trumpet Festival, Oct. 9-10.
Hosted by Pittsburg State University, the event draws nationally and internationally recognized brass soloists and teachers for two days of performances, clinics, master classes and lectures. Featured artists included trumpeter Vince DiMartino and Joe Alessi, principal trombone of the New York Philharmonic.
Northwest trumpet students Josh True, Michael Putthoff, Amanda Sutton, Brandon Busch, Ajia Whipp, Brittany Terwey, Kyle Beverage, Scott Walser and David Snyder performed at the festival.
Performing Eric Ewazen's "Prelude and Fugue," the Northwest trumpeters joined students from the University of Denver, Texas State University, Pittsburg State University, the University of Missouri, Northeastern State University (Okla.), and Eastern Illinois University for the event's Student Spotlight Recital.
Northwest students' participation in the festival was supported by an undergraduate research award given by Dr. Charles McAdams, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Northwest.
"The Midwest Trumpet Festival is an exciting event for brass musicians," said Dr. William Richardson, associate professor of music at Northwest. "Our trumpet students attended outstanding performances and pedagogy sessions, and their performance at the Student Spotlight Recital was well-received. Many thanks to Dr. McAdams for undergraduate research support allowing our students to be a part of such a wonderful event."
Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
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