Trumpet Ensemble Performs at International Trumpet Guild Conference

Posted on: Thursday, June 5th, 2014 by Brent Treash
The Emory & Henry College Trumpet Ensemble recently performed at the 2014 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Valley Forge, Pa. to widespread acclaim.

The Emory & Henry College Trumpet Ensemble recently performed at the 2014 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Valley Forge, Pa. to widespread acclaim.

The prestigious event attracts the best trumpet performers from colleges and universities in the United States and abroad.

The groups performance is now available for viewing.

The conference is known for including schools with the strongest instrumental music programs, including Baylor, Northwestern and Florida State universities as well as the universities of Louisville, North Texas and Oklahoma. International institutions that have often participated in the conference include the Lyon Conservatoire in France and the Escola Superior de Music e Artes do Espetaco in Spain.

We got a lot of great comments and I was really happy with the way the students performed,” said Dr. Matt Frederick, E&H professor of music. “It was certainly a lot of pressure and they handled it beautifully.”

The E&H musicians who performed at the conference include: Shelby Carico, a sophomore, Norton, Va.; Aaron Gillespie, a senior from Bluefield, Va.; Stephanie Edwards, a sophomore frp, Cleveland, Va.; Chris Gillenwaters, a first-year student from Oak Ridge, Tenn.; and Jordan Bennett, a first-year student from Johnson CIty, Tenn.