Alyssa Spratta John (MM ’14, Trumpet) won an audition and a spot in the Navy Fleet Band. She will be a member of the Band, after completion of boot camp. She was previously a finalist for both the Band of the Golden West (Air Force) and the United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps.
Demarr Woods (MM 2009, GPD 2011 Trumpet) received University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff’s Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. The Assistant Professor of Trumpet was given the award on the criteria that he demonstrated extensive knowledge and mastery of the subject matter; innovation in course and curriculum design; ability to inspire and mentor students through independent and creative thinking; and working work that enriches the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Doctoral candidate John Ehrenburg (BM ’11, Trumpet) will be on the trumpet faculty at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Md. Mr. Ehrenburg studied with Joe Burgstaller, Edward Hoffman, Phil Snedecor, David Fedderly, and Harlan Parker.
Winslowdynasty with Dontae Winslow (BM ’97, MM ’99, Trumpet) and Director of Jazz Studies Gary Thomas, saxophones, performed on July 6 at the Bethesda Jazz & Blues Supper Club.