Kennesaw State Trumpet Studio
The goal of the study of music, specifically trumpet, is one that must be occupied by the endeavor to better one's own skills in the field of music in all its many facets. Like the acquisition of any skill studied and practiced, we must struggle and work through hardships in order to acquire mastery and to ultimately gain employment in our desired field. Mastery, fluency, and employment as our goals, we will always move towards these in a deliberate and exhaustive fashion designed to challenge and motivate.
COMMITTED TO SERVING OUR COMMUNITY
My teaching philosophy centers around the importance of collaboration through constructive dialogue and excellent musicality. I strive to strike a balance of materials so we can grow thoughtfully together each semester. Click below to read through my most recent syllabus for applied study.
The Kennesaw State Trumpet studio has grown tremendously over the past several years. We have had many successful graduates move on to positions with universities, excellent graduate school placements, and a variety of full-time playing jobs. Read more about our graduates by clicking below.
From events like Brass Blast to our annual All-State Prep clinic, the KSU brass area is committed to our community. Through our efforts, we have been able to offer world-class masterclass and recital opportunities for hundreds of brass players in the Atlanta area. One of the newest initiatives I have spearheaded is our All-State etude YouTube recording project. Click the link below to see my latest video.
PAYING IT FORWARD
The KSU trumpet studio has competed in the National Trumpet Competition for many years now. We push ourselves to get better, make great music, and have lots of fun along the way! Click below to hear our most recent competition performance.
In addition to the community brass events, I created and coach a community trumpet ensemble made up of students from across Cobb and Fulton counties. Click the link below to hear a collaboration between the KSU trumpet ensemble and the North-Atlanta Trumpet Ensemble.
I often challenge my students to explore new creative ways of thinking of music. I love to think about music's role in society and its capacity to convey story and emotion. Click the link below to read one of my ITG submissions that details one of my favorite creativity games.
To see what arrangements I have available please click the link below
Harrison's Dream (Octet)
I made this arrangement for the Kennesaw State Trumpet Ensemble. It features the main themes from Graham's riveting Harrison's Dream. Originally for brass band, it was a challenge trying to capture all of the colors possible of the British Brass band with just eight players.