NKU Trumpet Ensemble to perform at International Trumpet Guild conference

For immediate release…
Tuesday – May 12, 2015

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – The International Trumpet Guild has invited the Northern Kentucky University Trumpet Ensemble to perform at its conference May 26-30 in Columbus, Ohio.

Associate Professor Raquel Rodriquez of the NKU School of the Arts directs the NKU Trumpet Ensemble. The ensemble features students Heather Hale, Cameron Everage, Miguel Timerding, Samantha Faulkner, Zach Holden, Aaron Helms, Chris Meeks, and Abby Campbell.

Dr. Rodriquez will also be performing as well as serving as an ITG reporter and adjudicating the ITG Youth Solo Competition.

Each year, ITG highlights top collegiate trumpet ensemble programs as prelude concerts for world-class headliner performances. The annual ITG conference features the world's greatest trumpet and brass artists and is considered the trumpet event of the year. In addition to performances and student competitions, the conference presents a myriad of master classes and clinics. Sessions are devoted to numerous topics including jazz, symphony orchestra, solo recital, chamber music, pedagogy, history, repertoire, performance practices, acoustics, equipment modifications, physiology, psychology, premieres of new works, and all aspects of the trumpet.

The International Trumpet Guild is a worldwide organization of trumpeters, formed to promote communication among trumpet players around the world and to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trumpet. ITG's more than 7,000 members represent 64 countries and include professional and amateur performers, teachers, students, manufacturers, publishers, and others interested in belonging to an organization dedicated to the trumpet profession.

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