Grand Valley State University

International Trumpet Seminar 2015

July 20-26, 2015

Featuring guest artists from around the world, the Grand Valley State University International Trumpet Seminar is looking forward to its 11th year!

On a daily basis, students attend masterclasses taught by our guests and faculty, as well as attend group lessons, warmup classes, and techniques classes. Each evening closes with a wonderful faculty recital.

Students will again be able to choose a specialty class and study with the best on the instrument in a specific area:

-Jazz: Technique and stylistic exploration of the jazz idiom on trumpet. Led by John Daniel, and including work with featured artist Allen Vizzutti, as well as Vince DiMartino, Gabe DiMartino, and Kevin Maloney. One or two students will be picked to solo with a special guest artist on the big band concert!

-Orchestral repertoire: with today's premiere orchestral players including John Hagstrom and Chase Hawkins.  There will be two levels of study: an intro to the orchestra, teaching beginning repertoire, and a class for advanced players. Both classes will have an informal mock orchestra competition.

-Solo literature: with world class solo artists, including Allen Vizzutti, Vince DiMartino, and Stephen Burns. Solo classes will focus on modern and newly composed music and will offer students a chance to work with some of the instrument's most experienced teachers and performers.

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