The Peabody trumpet studio and alumni were well represented at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Hershey, Pa., May 31-June 3, 2017. Peabody trumpet faculty Joe Burgstaller headlined a recital honoring his teacher David Hickman as Hickman received the ITG’s Lifetime Achievement Award and was featured in front of the Washington Symphonic Brass. Dontae Winslow (BM ’97, MM ’99, Trumpet) was a star of the conference as he soloed and rapped when he was featured in front of The United States Army Blues. Winslow also presented a clinic entitled: “How to Succeed and Monopolize Every Opportunity in the Music Industry.” Elisa Koehler (BM ’87, Music Education, Trumpet; DMA ’96 Conducting), professor at Goucher College, presented a lecture recital “Arban at the Opera.” David “Buddy” Deshler (MM ’17, Trumpet) and Joshua Ganger (MM ’14, Trumpet) both performed and presented modern music solo works (that they commissioned) at the ITG’s New Works Event. Deshler presented his commission of Stefan Schuck’s “Sounds of the Wilderness” for flugelhorn and string quartet (the showpiece of his master’s recital at Peabody this past April). Ganger premiered the piano reduction version of his commission of James Stephenson’s Concerto for Piccolo Trumpet and Wind Ensemble (a work he performed in its original version with the Peabody Wind Ensemble under Harlan Parker this past February). Burgstaller will be a featured solo artist ITG’s 2018 Conference in San Antonio, Texas, May 29 – June 2, 2018, with his new performance piece “The Recital is Dead… Long Live the Recital!”
David Murray was appointed second trombonist of the National Symphony Orchestra by Christoph Eschenbach in 2014. Prior to joining the NSO, Mr. Murray was a freelance musician performing with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Baltimore, Cincinnati, Jacksonville, San Antonio, and San Diego symphonies; the Louisiana and Malaysian Philharmonics; the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia; and the IRIS Orchestra, among others. More…
Marquee Brass – DMA candidate Brandon Cave, trumpet; David Deshler (MM ’17, Trumpet); Samuel James Bessen (MM ’17, Horn); Ricson Poonin (GPD ’17, Trombone); Michael James Minor (MM ’17, Tuba) – has been selected as one of five chamber groups to participate in Ensemble Connect’s eight-day series of tuition-free workshops. Ensemble Connect – a program that prepares musicians for careers that combine musical excellence with teaching, community engagement, advocacy, entrepreneurship, and leadership – presents its first Audience Engagement Institute for established chamber ensembles in Carnegie Hall’s Resnick Education Wing from June 8 to 15.
Outcalls – a band with Britt Olsen-Ecker (BM ’09, Voice), Melissa Wimbish (GPD ’11, Voice; GPD ’14, Chamber Music), and Nathan Royer (MM ’07, Euphonium) – will perform with special guests Beauty Slap – Gabriel Colby (BM ’10, GPD ’12, Trombone), Hakeem Bilal (BM ’10, Bass Trombone), Scott Nadelson (BM ’11, Trumpet), and Kyle Anderson (MM ’11, Trumpet) – tonight, Friday, June 2, at 8:30 pm, at Baltimore’s Metro Gallery.
Marquee Brass– DMA candidate Brandon Cave, trumpet; David Deshler (MM ’17, Trumpet); Samuel James Bessen (MM ’17, Horn); Ricson Poonin (GPD ’17, Trombone); Michael James Minor (MM ’17, Tuba)– will perform for “Fun in Eager Park” on June 1 at 7:00 pm in Eager Park’s T. Rowe Price Pavilion in Baltimore. The concert is sponsored by Johns Hopkins and free and open to the public.