John Hagstrom and Robert J. Bradshaw
MSU hosts 2012 TRUMPET Summit
Minot State University's Division of Music is hosting the 2012 TRUMPET Summit, featuring guest artist John Hagstrom, of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and composer Robert J. Bradshaw on Saturday and Sunday (March 31-April 1). Events are free and open to the public, made possible by a grant from the Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning.
TRUMPET stands for The Regional Upper Midwest Performance and Educational Trumpet Summit. Founded in spring 2008 between the University of North Dakota and University Minnesota-Duluth as a collegial event, TRUMPET has grown to include more than seven regional U.S. universities. The annual event rotates to different locations providing different venues each year and typically includes approximately 50 participants from various universities. TRUMPET intercollegiate trumpet ensembles have performed at two consecutive International Trumpet Guild Conferences, earning international performing credit in Sydney, Australia, for their performance at the 2010 International Trumpet Guild Conference and the 2011 International Trumpet Guild Conference.
"The annual event has grown into a passionate community of regional partners interested in expanding this region's offerings to include world renowned guest artists and a composer-in-residence. Organized by fellow trumpet teachers, we understand the importance of providing quality opportunities for our students without breaking the bank," said Mark Boren, instructor of high brass. "This annual event provides just such an offering that is easy and affordable."
A native Chicagoan, Hagstrom has been with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1996. Previously, he was principal trumpet of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Kansas, and served as assistant professor of trumpet at Wichita State University. As a Chicago teacher, he led the trumpet studio at DePaul University from 1996 until 2008. He also studied at the Eastman School of
Music and served six years in "The President's Own" United States Marine Band in Washington, D.C., with three years as principal trumpet. His many solo appearances with the band included four national concert tours. In 2006 he released his first solo CD.
Bradshaw's compositions have been performed and recorded throughout the world. Commissions from organizations, ensembles and artists have kept Bradshaw's music on the stage since 1989. A commission of particular note is the Australian Trumpet Guild's commission of the opera ".Gabriel," which was honored with a grant from the American Music Center, named winner of a Boston Metro Opera Mainstage Award, recorded by the Palmetto Camerata and premiered in concert at the 35th Annual Conference of the International Trumpet Guild. His discography lists more than 17 commercially released CDs, and he has scored more than 25 film, television, radio and multimedia projects. He owns an editing and mastering facility and administers the Beauport Classical record label, dedicated to helping composers release their music on CD.
Activities will include a solo recital, a master class/clinic and a feature performance, accompanied by selected students. Students will participate in intercollegiate trumpet ensembles, a master class/clinic, round table discussions, rehearsals, performances and networking. Faculty will also contribute through trumpet ensemble performances in the Sunday Summit Showcase Concert, a panel discussion and participation in clinic events.
Events are organized around the showcase concert, which will feature student ensemble performances from university trumpet studios, intercollegiate trumpet ensembles, faculty trumpet ensembles and the featured commissioned work from Robert J. Bradshaw, "Fiat Lux! (Let there be Light!)," involving solo trumpet (Hagstrom), solo horn, the Student Intercollegiate Trumpet Ensemble, timpani, organ and MSU Concert Choir.
Students will be engaged with a schedule filled with playing, learning and networking:
Saturday, March 31 9:00 a.m. Registration in McFarland Gallery in Old Main (See Campus Map) 9:30 Opening welcome session in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall 10:00 Ensembles rehearsal 11:30 Master class with Hagstrom 12:30 p.m. Lunch (Faculty meeting/Student free time) 1:30 Ensemble rehearsal 3:00 Panel discussion in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall, featuring faculty panelists from participating schools 4:00 Hagstrom solo recital in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall 5:15 Dinner 6:15 Rehearsals Robert J. Bradshaw rehearsal with Hagstrom 8:00 Faculty Trumpet Ensemble rehearsal following Bradshaw rehearsal 8:30 After-hours round table discussion Sunday, April 1 9:00 a.m. Mass ensemble rehearsals 10:00 Clinic w/ Hagstrom Faculty ensemble rehearsal 11:00 Sound check for school ensembles 12:15 p.m. Sound check for Bradshaw 1:00 TRUMPET Summit Showcase Concert featuring Robert J. Bradshaw's "Fiat Lux!" with Hagstrom 2:30 End of concert and TRUMPET Summit
For questions, contact Boren at 858-3191 or email@example.com.