Hudson and Rodriquez to UNT
The College of Music at the University of North Texas is pleased to announce that Caleb Hudson and Raquel Rodriquez have joined the brass faculty as Assistant Professors of Trumpet, beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.
CALEB HUDSON (from his professional bio page http://hudsontrumpet.com/about.html)
Caleb Hudson is the newest member of the Canadian Brass, having graduated from the Juilliard School with both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. Acclaimed by the New York Times as ‘brilliantly stylish,” Caleb has performed as a soloist around the world, including performances of Bach's second Brandenburg Concerto with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Israel Philharmonic Soloists, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Possessing a wide range of musical styles, his experience ranges from soloing in Carnegie Hall to appearing with rock band Vampire Weekend on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Other recent solo engagements include Symphony in C, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, Lexington Philharmonic, Air Force Academy Band, University of Georgia Wind Ensemble, University of Scranton, and a solo recital at the University of Georgia that was broadcast nationally on NPR’s Performance Today.
Caleb won first place at the National Trumpet Competition multiple times, and performed as soloist with pianist Vladimir Feltsman at the Aspen Music Festival. An avid baroque musician, Caleb has performed with notable early music ensembles including Philharmonia Baroque, American Bach Soloists, The American Classical Orchestra, Concert Royal and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra. He is an alumnus of Interlochen Arts Academy and Ensemble Connect, a fellowship program of Carnegie Hall that promotes community outreach, and music education.
In addition to performing as a member of Canadian Brass, Caleb has a passion for writing music. His arrangements and compositions have been published and featured on two albums, Canadian Brass: Perfect Landing and Canadian Brass: Great Wall of China. In 2015, his original composition White Rose Elegy was performed as a world premiere in Lincoln Center by the Canadian Brass and New York Philharmonic Principal Brass.
Caleb is the trumpet professor at the University of North Texas, where he is devoted to teaching and sharing his love for music with students. Prior to that, Caleb was Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Colorado State University.
Native to Lexington, Kentucky, Caleb resides with his wife Amanda in Argyle, TX.
RAQUEL RODRIQUEZ (from her professional bio page http://www.solotromba.com/home/about/)
Raquel Rodriquez is the Assistant Professor of Trumpet at the University of North Texas. Prior to that, she was the Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Tennessee Tech University. Dr. Rodriquez maintains a versatile career as a performing artist, clinician, educator, and scholar. She has performed throughout China, Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States. Raquel is a member of Seraph Brass, a brass quintet comprised of top female brass players in North America. The group performs frequently around the country and abroad. The group will be featured as guest artists at the 2018 Lieksa Brass Week in Lieksa, Finland and the 2019 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Miami, Fl.
An active clinician, Raquel has given recitals and master classes at numerous institutions worldwide and has performed or presented clinics at conferences of the College Music Society (Southern Regional Conference), Midwest Clinic, Historic Brass Society Symposium, TMEA (TX), OMEA (OH), KMEA (KY), GMEA, and the International Trumpet Guild. Raquel was recently a guest artist at the Brass Day of the Melbourne Conservatorium (AU), University of West Georgia, Berry College (GA), Virginia Tech University, TAMU-Corpus Christi, TAMU-Kingsville, Michigan State University, Luther College, University of Kentucky, and the University of North Carolina-Pembroke. Raquel’s scholarly activities have resulted in articles published in the Instrumentalist Magazine and ITG Journal.
Raquel has been a prizewinner at the International Women’s Brass Conference, National Trumpet Competition, and at brass band competitions in North America: NABBA and the US Open Brass Band Competition. Raquel has performed as soloist with the Bryan Symphony Orchestra (TN), Topeka Symphony Orchestra (KS), the UNT Symphony Orchestra, the Tennessee Tech Symphony Band, the Fillmore Wind Band, Frank Simon Band, Lexington Brass Band, Athena Brass Band, Fountain City Brass Band, and the Southern Stars Symphonic Brass Band (TN). In 2013, Raquel recorded “Cincinnati Virtuosity – The Cornet Solos of Frank Simon and Herman Bellstedt” which is available on Amazon and iTunes. Dr. Rodriquez is a clinician for the Conn-Selmer and Denis Wick Companies.
Raquel has served as an adjudicator at the National Trumpet Competition and International Trumpet Guild (ITG) Conference. Active in the ITG organization, Raquel is the Editor of the Trumpet Technology Column in the ITG Journal and serves on the Board of Directors. Raquel co-hosted the 2018 Trumpet Festival of the Southeast and the 2014 International Women’s Brass Conference.
Dr. Rodriquez holds the DMA in Trumpet Performance from The University of North Texas where she studied with renowned trumpet pedagogue, Keith Johnson. She earned the MA and Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from West Texas A&M University where she studied with Mr. David Ritter.
(Source: Raquel Rodriquez, UNT College of Music)