A presentation at the ITG virtual conference

Yesterday, I had the honor to present a new composition of mine at the International Trumpet Guild Conference. Because of the pandemic, the ITG conference is virtual and hosted on the “accelevents” platform. Everything was pre-submitted and scheduled for airing at 9:30am EDT (7:30 for me in Mountain Time).

It was broadcast on time, with approximately 20 to 25 people “in attendance.” A few people made some nice comments, including Grant Peters, trumpet professor of Missouri State University and the current president of the ITG, my trumpeter/composer friend Doug Hedwig (who has written a new work for trumpet, voice, and piano that I will be recording this summer), and my friend Sarah Stoneback who is the trumpet professor at Montana State.

What the conference audience saw first was a video I made that explained the composition.

Then they saw a performance, recorded by Arts Laureate in 2017. Dr. Ina Mirtcheva Blevins is the pianist. The recording engineer was Neil Brown.

If you would like to know more about the piece (e.g., how you can get a copy of the sheet music or anything else), feel free to leave a comment, and I’ll get back to you!

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