Peabody trumpet faculty Joe Burgstaller and several of his former and current students performed at the International Trumpet Guild (ITG) Conference in in San Antonio, Texas, from May 29-June 3, 2018. Burgstaller debuted his new concept recital that included a world premiere of an ITG commission, Trumpet Voyage, as well as a premiere of Burgstaller’s own trumpet+electronics composition Wonderful. His guest performers included Buddy Deshler (MM ’17, Trumpet) and doctoral candidate Brandon Cave. Burgstaller also performed as part of Ryan Anthony’s “Cancer Blows” concert, with Doc Severinsen leading several trumpet soloists in front of the United States Air Force Band of the West. Shane Coughlin (BM ’17, Trumpet) performed Peabody composer Christian Humcke’s (MM ‘17, Composition) work on the New Works Recitals. Josh Ganger (MM ’14, Trumpet) performed on the New Works Recital. Deshler organized and led two Trumpet Ensemble Reading Sessions. Cave and doctoral candidate Jason Aylward composed selections that were read at the sessions.
DMA candidate Brandon Cave, trumpet, has won an audition and a position with the Navy Fleet Band.
David Faleris (MM ’06, Trombone) has achieved second place in The American Prize in Composition, 2017-18, in the instrumental chamber music division (professional composer), for his work entitled “A Martyred Village.”
Peabody trumpet and chamber music faculty Joe Burgstaller is featured on the cover of the Spring 2018 issue of Woodwind & Brasswind’s Magazine and Catalog. WWBW also released a video segment as well as an interview. The WWBW magazine, which goes out to 40,000 subscribers, has also recently featured The Met Trombone Section, Moon Hooch and Snarky Puppy. Woodwind & Brasswind is the nation’s largest music instrument retail company.
Faculty artist Dan Trahey (BM ’00, Tuba, Music Education) led a day long workshop in Collective Composition for The Ravinia Festival and Chicago Public School Arts teachers on Friday, April 13. The workshop was inspired by the musical, social, and political life of Leonard Bernstein. This week, Trahey and Tuned In students Keith Flemming and Asia Palmer and faculty Lynette Fields will be in Miami working with the Miami Music Project and learning about college life at the University of Miami. The following week, Trahey will travel to Honduras as part of a State Department initiative. He will be working with the Honduran Youth Orchestra collaboratively composing a piece of music that will focus on the concept of America as a Continent and not as a country.