2018 São Paulo Trumpet Academy

The second annual São Paulo Trumpet Academy (SPTA) was held on January 15-18, 2018 in São Paulo, Brazil. The event was organized by the São Paulo Trumpet Guild, an ITG Affiliate Chapter.

This year's artist lineup included Joseph Van Fleet (Eastern Kentucky University), Mark DeGoti (Auburn University), Maico Lopes (University of Brasilia) and Walmir Gil (Yamaha artist). Yamaha Brazil and Shires Instruments supported the event.​​

São Paulo Trumpet Academy participants

More than 100 participants attended the Academy, which was hosted by Escola Municipal de Musica de Sao Paulo.

The goal of the SPTA is to bring to Brazil the experience of an American trumpet summer camp. This year, the event had three different groups separated by levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced. 

Maico Lopes leads a trumpet class

In the mornings, Dr. DeGoti, Dr. Van Fleet and Dr. Lopes gave warm-up sessions based on Bill Adams's routine, Vince Dimartino's warm-up, and James Stamp routine. In the afternoons, Walmir Gil taught improvisation and jazz language. Also, Dr. DeGoti, Dr. Van Fleet and Dr. Lopes presented classes including "How to prepare an etude," "Working on your sound," and "How to prepare to perform."

Mark DeGoti and Bruno Garcia

On Jan. 17, Walmir Gil performed a concert with the Speakin' Jazz Big Band.

Walmir Gil

On Jan. 18 the academy hosted the finals of the trumpet competition. Leonardo Silva won the beginner's competition, Larissa Evaristo won the intermediate's competition, and Bianca Santos won the advanced competition.

In the evening, the Sexteto Floreio, a trumpet ensemble formed by female trumpet players performed during the Prelude. Dr. Mark DeGoti performed the 3rd movement of Giannini's Concerto. Following that Van Fleet performed Paul Vidal's Concerto and Lopes played Vizzutti's Cascades. Then DeGoti and Van Fleet played the Vivaldi's Concerto for two trumpets and Maico Lopes joined them to perform Anderson's Bugler's Holiday.

The concert also included trumpet ensembles. A beginner's trumpet ensemble was led by DeGoti. The intermediate trumpet ensemble, conducted by Lopes, performed Fanfare for an Angel (Stephenson) and Concer Fanfare (Ewazen). Van Fleet conducted the advanced trumpet ensemble though arrangements of  Vienna Fanfare and Mozart's Magic Flute.

(Source: Bruno Garcia, São Paulo, Brazil)

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