June 2004 Winner: Jason Brodsky
ITG is proud to announce that Jason Brodsky, a graduate of East Meadow High School in New York is the June, 2004, recipient of the Young Artist Award. Brodsky is currently studying classical trumpet with Leon Petruzzi. For the past two years, Jason has performed in both All State and All Eastern Honors Ensembles. His membership in his school's jazz, concert, and marching bands has also been augmented with performances in the school orchestra.
Jason owes his trumpet success to a phone call from his high school band teacher, Stephen Engle, who suggested that Jason join a school brass quintet during his ninth grade year. The quintet consisted of four senior All State brass players. With this group, he participated in master classes with the American Brass Quintet, as well as with Philip Smith of the New York Philharmonic. That year culminated with the group winning the Grand Prize of the 2000 New York Brass Conference Brass Quintet Competition.
Jason has been able to expand his music performance experience through extracurricular participation in the Long Island Youth Orchestra, the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, and the Nassau Suffolk Performing Arts Wind Symphony. These groups have gone on summer performance tours to Europe, North Africa, Canada, Scandinavia, and Hawaii. Music has added a whole new dimension to Jason's life, a passion and confidence that he will always retain.
In recognition of his outstanding talents, ITG will provide Jason Brodsky with a complimentary one-year membership.