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ITG Chapter Event: UofL Trumpet Days

The University of Louisville International Trumpet Guild Chapter held its annual Trumpet Day(s) event on April 12 and 13, 2019, at the University Of Louisville School Of Music. The featured guest artist for this year was Yamaha Performing Artist, Rex Richardson. Richardson taught several masterclasses and gave a truly memorable performance with the Brass Band of Louisville, directed by Jason Cumberledge.

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Girolamo Fantini International Trumpet Competition in Rome

Organized by Edda Silvestri's AIMART Academy and its trumpet lecturer Giuliano Sommerhalder as artistic director, the second edition of the Girolamo Fantini International Trumpet Competition took place in the time-honored palazzi of the Vatican's Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music and of the Embassy of Hungary in Rome from February 17-24, 2019, with BNL-Paribas and HIND SpA as main sponsors.

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IUP TrumpetFest & Trumpet Day 2019

The Indiana University of Pennsylvania's annual TrumpetFest was held on February 22 and 23, 2019, and featured performances by IUP trumpet students and faculty.  The Department of Music at IUP has over 250 students, most of whom are undergraduate music education majors.  The Trumpet Studio includes 15 students and is taught by Dr. Kevin Eisensmith. 

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Kennesaw State Brass Blast

On March 2, 2019, the brass department at Kennesaw State University (KSU) in Kennesaw, Georgia, hosted around 70 young brass players for the annual KSU Brass Blast. Featured guests this year were the Quintasonic Brass Quintet, with trumepters  Vince DiMartino and Jason Dovel, hornist Matthew Haislip, trombonist Alex van Duuren, and tubist Alex Lapins.   

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