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#164: Kevin Fitzgerald

#164: Kevin Fitzgerald

2022-05-2501:07:06

Our sponsor: Houghton Hornswww.houghtonhorns.com"Efficient and Effective Audition Preparation" Ebookwww.ryanbeachtrumpet.com/bookTrumpet Comparison Videowww.youtube.com/watch?v=tKfzx4t1IJEThe GOLD Method appwww.ryanbeachtrumpet.com/gold-method-appBrandon Jochum's websitewww.epiphanyrecordingstudio.comKevin's websitewww.kevinfitzgeraldconductor.comSupport the show
#163: Mary Elizabeth Bowden

#163: Mary Elizabeth Bowden

2022-05-1801:03:04

Our sponsor: Houghton Hornswww.houghtonhorns.com"Efficient and Effective Audition Preparation" Ebookwww.ryanbeachtrumpet.com/bookTrumpet Comparison Videowww.youtube.com/watch?v=tKfzx4t1IJEThe GOLD Method appwww.ryanbeachtrumpet.com/gold-method-appBrandon Jochum's websitewww.epiphanyrecordingstudio.comSupport the show
#162: Jamie Whitmarsh

#162: Jamie Whitmarsh

2022-05-1252:53

Our sponsor: Houghton Hornswww.houghtonhorns.comClick here to get a *free* blog post about audition preparation!www.ryanbeachtrumpet.com/bookTrumpet Comparison Videowww.youtube.com/watch?v=tKfzx4t1IJEThe GOLD Method appwww.ryanbeachtrumpet.com/gold-method-appBrandon Jochum's websitewww.epiphanyrecordingstudio.comJamie Whitmarsh linkswww.a103productions.comwww.a103marching.comwww.jamiewhitmarsh.comSupport the show
Our sponsor: Houghton Hornswww.houghtonhorns.comClick here to get a *free* blog post about audition preparation!www.ryanbeachtrumpet.com/bookTrumpet Comparison Videowww.youtube.com/watch?v=tKfzx4t1IJEThe GOLD Method appwww.ryanbeachtrumpet.com/gold-method-appBrandon Jochum's websitewww.epiphanyrecordingstudio.comSupport the show
#160: Karen Donnelly

#160: Karen Donnelly

2022-04-2701:00:06

Our sponsor: Houghton Hornswww.houghtonhorns.comTrumpet Comparison Videowww.youtube.com/watch?v=tKfzx4t1IJEThe GOLD Method appwww.ryanbeachtrumpet.com/gold-method-appClick here to get a *free* blog post about audition preparation!www.ryanbeachtrumpet.com/emailBrandon Jochum's websitewww.epiphanyrecordingstudio.comFollowing three successful seasons (1996-1999) as Acting Principal Trumpet of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Karen Donnelly was unanimously appointed Principal Trumpet in October 1999, and continues to enjoy each year with this wonderful ensemble.A native of Regina, Saskatchewan, Karen picked up a trumpet for the first time in her elementary school band program and she was hooked.  Her formal training includes a Bachelor of Arts in Music program at the University of Regina and later a Master's of Music from McGill University.Karen held the position of Principal Trumpet with Orchestra London (Canada) from 1994-1996, and performed with many ensembles in southwestern Ontario during her time there.Since she burst on the Ottawa scene in 1996, Ms. Donnelly has done concerts and interviews for CBC (French and English), performances with the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, Rideau Lakes Brass Quintet, and the large ensemble, Capital BrassWorks.  In 2008, Capital Brass Works released its third album, “Gabriel’s Sister” featuring Ms. Donnelly as soloist.Karen has been featured with professional orchestras, community amateur orchestras, and many local school bands.  These include the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra, Kington Symphony, Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra London, Hannaford Silver Street Band, Maple Leaf Brass Band, Parkdale Orchestra and the Regina Catholic Schools Honour Band. Music education has always been, and continues to be, very close to Karen’s heart.  Her work with the Rideau Lakes Brass Quintet and Capital BrassWorks creates opportunities for educational concerts and workshops in schools. Through the NAC Music Education programs, Karen has given master classes in Switzerland, Mexico, China, United States, United Kingdom and Canada from coast to coast.  Ms. Donnelly joined the teaching staff at the University of Ottawa in 2002, and since 2009, Karen has been assisting with the Leadingnote OrKidstra program. Support the show (https://thatsnotspit.com/support/)
#159: David Koch

#159: David Koch

2022-04-2001:40:54

Our sponsor: Houghton Hornswww.houghtonhorns.comTrumpet Comparison Videowww.youtube.com/watch?v=tKfzx4t1IJEThe GOLD Method appwww.ryanbeachtrumpet.com/gold-method-appClick here to get a *free* blog post about audition preparation!www.ryanbeachtrumpet.com/emailBrandon Jochum's websitewww.epiphanyrecordingstudio.com David Koch earned his master’s degree from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University, studying under Paul Merkelo. Mr. Koch has performed with Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, has played principal trumpet with Orchestre Symphonique de Sherbrooke, and the Flint Symphony, and is the Principal Cornet of Griffon Brass Band. Mr. Koch earned his bachelor’s degree at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, and was the winner of both the 11th International Trumpet Seminar Solo Competition and the 10th CIMVO Conference Solo Competition in L’Olleria, Spain as well as the second place winner of the 2017 International Trumpet Guild Orchestral Excerpts Competition. He spent the summer of 2017 in Santa Barbara, California at the Music Academy of the West.Support the show (https://thatsnotspit.com/support/)
Our sponsor: Houghton Hornswww.houghtonhorns.comTrumpet Comparison Videowww.youtube.com/watch?v=tKfzx4t1IJEThe GOLD Method appwww.ryanbeachtrumpet.com/gold-method-appClick here to get a *free* blog post about audition preparation!www.ryanbeachtrumpet.com/emailBrandon Jochum's websitewww.epiphanyrecordingstudio.comSupport the show (https://thatsnotspit.com/support/)
#157: Aaron Witek

#157: Aaron Witek

2022-04-0601:32:34

Our sponsor: Houghton Hornswww.houghtonhorns.comThe GOLD Method appwww.ryanbeachtrumpet.com/gold-method-appClick here to get a *free* blog post about audition preparation!www.ryanbeachtrumpet.com/emailBrandon Jochum's websitewww.epiphanyrecordingstudio.comAaron's biowww.aaronwitek.com/Support the show (https://thatsnotspit.com/support/)
#156: Tommy Dobbs

#156: Tommy Dobbs

2022-03-3054:45

Our sponsor: Houghton Hornswww.houghtonhorns.comThe GOLD Method appwww.ryanbeachtrumpet.com/gold-method-appClick here to get a *free* blog post about audition preparation!www.ryanbeachtrumpet.com/emailBrandon Jochum's websitewww.epiphanyrecordingstudio.comTommy's biowww.tommydobbspercussion.com/biographySupport the show (https://thatsnotspit.com/support/)
Our sponsor: Houghton Hornswww.houghtonhorns.comThe GOLD Method appwww.ryanbeachtrumpet.com/gold-method-appClick here to get a *free* blog post about audition preparation!www.ryanbeachtrumpet.com/emailQuestions covered in this Q and A episode:How do you organize your practice when you have one month to learn 30 excerpts?Does learning another instrument diminish your primary skills?What is my deadlift PR?How do you save a bad chop day?If you could change one thing about American music education, what would it be?What's one excerpt that has always been a challenge for me, and how did I overcome its challenges?Ways to structure practice for an upcoming audition?How do you improve sound quality?How was experience with powerlifting/fitness impacted how I handle performance anxiety?How do I organize/plan out my practice for efficient practicing?Have I experienced burn out? If so, how did I deal with it while continuing to perform?Support the show (https://thatsnotspit.com/support/)
#154: Valerie Sly

#154: Valerie Sly

2022-03-1601:16:37

Our sponsor: Houghton Hornswww.houghtonhorns.comThe GOLD Method appwww.ryanbeachtrumpet.com/gold-method-appValerie Sly currently serves as principal horn of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. She previously held positions as principal horn of the West Virginia and Adrian (Michigan) Symphony Orchestras, and in summer 2021, joined the Des Moines Opera Orchestra as third horn. Ms. Sly has also frequently performed with the Virginia, Richmond, Colorado, andMemphis Symphonies, as well as the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra.Ms. Sly has appeared twice as a featured soloist for the Vermont Mozart Festival, performing concerti with the festival’s chamber orchestra in 2017 and 2018. In 2019, her chamber ensemble, Izula Horns, appeared as featured artists in the Boulanger Initiative’s inaugural Women Composers festival. Summer orchestra fellowships include Spoleto Festival USA, Lucerne Festival Academy, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and Colorado College ummer Music Festival. In September 2021 she returned to Lucerne as a member of the festival’s alumni ensemble.Ms. Sly is currently completing a DMA degree at the University of Colorado Boulder under the tutelage of Michael Thornton. She also holds a master’s degree from the Yale School of Music where she studied with William Purvis, and a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin Conservatory where she studied with Roland Pandolfi.Support the show (https://thatsnotspit.com/support/)
#153: Joe Cooper

#153: Joe Cooper

2022-03-0901:27:40

Our sponsor: Houghton Hornswww.houghtonhorns.comThe GOLD Method appwww.ryanbeachtrumpet.com/gold-method-appVirtual Equipment Consultationhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfDOyZXRiXwDr. Joseph Cooper joined the dynamic and accomplished brass studios at Oklahoma State University as the Assistant Professor of Trumpet in Fall 2019.  He teaches applied trumpet lessons to music performance and music education majors, directs trumpet ensembles, and teaches courses in high brass methods, among other resposibilities.  Prior to OSU, he taught applied trumpet at The University of Texas at San Antonio from 2015-2019 and at Texas Lutheran University from 2011-2018.Dr. Cooper is a member of RotoЯ Brass.  A new brass duo created to promote new commissions and elevate the trumpet and horn chamber music setting.  The RotoЯ Brass inaugural performance will be in March 2020 at the International Duo Symposium where they will be featured guest artists.  The other member of RotoЯ Brass is Dr. Zachary Cooper, Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Horn at the University of Montana, Dr. Joseph Cooper’s identical twin brother. Cooper is an active performer having appeared frequently with the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Austin Symphony Brass Quintet and Austin Opera in recent years.  Additional performances include the Colorado Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, and the Breckenridge Music Festival orchestras, among others. Trumpet students of Dr. Cooper succeed at all levels.  College students under his direction have been admitted to top graduate music programs in trumpet performance, have performed at summer festivals nationally and internationally, hold positions in regional ensembles, have won TMEA teaching scholarships, and have become successful band directors.  His private lessons students have auditioned into the National Youth Orchestra and NYO2, have been accepted into music conservatories as performance majors, regularly achieve positions in All-State ensembles, and have been invited to perform at the National Trumpet Competition.  He holds degrees from powerhouse trumpet programs including Indiana University- Bloomington (BM), Rice University (MM) and The University of Texas at Austin (DMA).  His former teachers include John Almeida, John Rommel, Marie Speziale, and Ray Sasaki.  He is a member of the International Trumpet Guild and served on the Conference Artist Committee for the 2018 ITG Convention held in San Antonio, Texas.Support the show (https://thatsnotspit.com/support/)
Our sponsor: Houghton Hornswww.houghtonhorns.comThe GOLD Method appwww.ryanbeachtrumpet.com/gold-method-appVirtual Equipment Consultationhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfDOyZXRiXwSupport the show (https://thatsnotspit.com/support/)
#151: The 1%

#151: The 1%

2022-02-2301:02:22

Our sponsor: Houghton Hornswww.houghtonhorns.comThe GOLD Method appwww.ryanbeachtrumpet.com/gold-method-appKathleen Costello has served as Principal Clarinet with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra since 2006. Since joining the orchestra she has appeared as soloist with the renowned clarinetist David Shifrin, in addition to appearing as soloist in a variety of formats, including Steve Reich’s NY Counterpoint, a performance which was regarded as “flawlessly executed” by ARTS bham. Committed to both new music and innovation in the arts, Kathleen continues to spend time in Pittsburgh performing as a founding member of the ensemble IonSound Project. Dedicated to commissioning works of new music and collaborating with artists in a variety of disciplines, IonSound Project has received critical acclaim for their original programming, fresh approach to contemporary music, and commitment to the city of Pittsburgh. In addition to commissioning dozens of compositions, IonSound has premiered more than 80 works by 20th and 21st century composers. The group has a recording of the chamber music of Jeremy Beck on the Innova label, and has recently recorded a disc of works by Philip Thompson featuring a bonus disc of multimedia collaborations commissioned by IonSound. Prior to her tenure with the ASO Kathleen has held positions with the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater Orchestra, the Youngstown Symphony, the Lancaster Festival Orchestra, and the Strings Festival Orchestra in Steamboat Springs Colorado. She has also performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Charleston Symphony, the Canton Symphony, the Wheeling Symphony, and the Renaissance City Winds. Kathleen holds a Master of Music degree from Duquesne University where she studied with Ron Samuels, and holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University where she was a student of Russell Dagon. She has also studied with the former Second and Eb clarinetist of the Buffalo Philharmonic, Dan Johnston. Over the past few years Kathleen has rekindled her love for drawing and portraiture. With preferred mediums of charcoal and colored pencil, she has explored a variety of subject matter including music related material. She resides in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband and two children.Support the show (https://thatsnotspit.com/support/)
#150: Andy Stetson

#150: Andy Stetson

2022-02-1601:23:08

Our sponsor: Houghton Hornswww.houghtonhorns.comThe GOLD Method appwww.ryanbeachtrumpet.com/gold-method-appDr. Andrew Stetson maintains a versatile career as a performing artist, clinician, educator, and scholar. As an orchestral musician, he has performed with the Alabama Symphony, Albany Symphony (NY), Boston Philharmonic, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Lubbock Symphony, and Steamboat Springs Symphony Orchestras. In addition to performances with the Texas Tech Faculty Brass Quintet, Dr. Stetson has performed with Boston Chamber Music Society and as part of the Monadnock Music Festival. As a soloist, Dr. Stetson presents numerous recitals throughout the United States and has appeared as a featured soloist with the Texas Tech Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. Prior to his appointment at Texas Tech, he placed in the International Trumpet Guild Solo Competition and performed in the live rounds of the National Trumpet Competition.Winner of the 2016 Hemphill-Wells New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, a university-wide honor at Texas Tech University, Dr. Stetson continues to serve as a committed and diligent educator. Students of Dr. Stetson have performed in both solo and ensemble rounds of the National Trumpet Competition, performed as a finalist in the Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Solo Competition, won positions with full-time military ensembles, and gained entry into top graduate programs. In 2017 and 2018 his entire applied studio was invited to compete in various ensembles as part of the live invite-only rounds of the National Trumpet Competition.As a clinician, Dr. Stetson has presented at numerous high schools throughout the country and at large educational conferences such as the Texas Music Educators Association Clinic and Convention and the Florida Music Educators Association Convention.Dr. Stetson received the Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, the Master of Music degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University. His principal studies have been with Charles Schlueter, Eric Berlin, Terry Everson, and Thomas Siders.Dr. Stetson is a Yamaha Performing Artist.Check out Dr. Stetson's website at: www.andrewstetson.com Follow Dr. Stetson's studio on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/TexasTechTrumpets/Support the show (https://thatsnotspit.com/support/)
#149: Logan Chopyk

#149: Logan Chopyk

2022-02-0901:17:04

Our sponsor: Houghton Hornswww.houghtonhorns.comThe GOLD Method appwww.ryanbeachtrumpet.com/gold-method-appTrombonist Logan Chopyk is a proud San Diego native, having moved back home recently after over a decade of university study (UCLA ’08, Northwestern ’10, Indiana University ’15). Mr. Chopyk is a seasoned orchestra musician, having played with groups such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the New World Symphony as well as having held two principal trombone posts in regional Midwest orchestras. He joined the San Diego Symphony Orchestra in 2015.As a chamber musician, Mr. Chopyk has toured and played with Presidio Brass, Skinny Lips and the Sound Malfunction, Millennium Chamber Players and the 2009 national trombone quartet champions NU Bones. With a doctoral minor in music education, Mr. Chopyk is Lecturer of Trombone at University of San Diego and has a vibrant studio of local middle and high school players. Logan Chopyk loves playing, singing and writing songs for his new daughter and collaborating with his star-pianist wife, Tina Chong.Support the show (https://thatsnotspit.com/support/)
#148: Brett Bellomy

#148: Brett Bellomy

2022-02-0257:46

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#147: Jared Rodin

#147: Jared Rodin

2022-01-2601:20:01

Our sponsor: Houghton Hornswww.houghtonhorns.comVirtual equipment consultation videowww.youtube.com/watch?v=NfDOyZXRiXwJared Rodin has been Principal Trombone of the ICO since 1985, and last appeared as soloist in 1993, presenting the premier of “Morph” by Ken Kugler. Active in commissioning and presenting new works, Jared has premiered two other works by Frank Glover, (“Remembrance” and “Welcome to the Skeleton Circus”), “Beneath the Surface” by Steve Allee and “Concerto” with wind ensemble by Stan Adams.After first appearing as Guest Artist at the International Trombone Camp in Germany, he returned as guest in Italy and was subsequently named to the faculty where he appeared for the next ten years coaching, teaching and concertizing with some of the world’s most prominent trombonists, including Joe Alessi, Ron Barron, Joe Burnam, Abbie Conant, Stuart Dempster, Jay Friedman, Michael Mulcahy, Charles Vernon and Jiggs Wigham.Presently, Jared is serving as Acting Bass Trombone of the Indianapolis Symphony, and has recently performed with the Chicago Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Alabama Symphony, Chicago’s Music of the Baroque and the Grand Teton Music Festival. A long time ago, he was bass trombonist of the Italian National Radio Orchestra in Turin, where he met his beautiful wife Debbie (ICO first violinist).Growing up in Chicago, Jared began his studies with a distant relative, Gerald Myrow and continued with Gerhart Schmeltekopf before going off to Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where he continued with Gene Stiman and Mel Jernigan, then of the St. Louis Symphony. Graduate studies at IU Bloomington brought him to the tutelage of Lewis Van Haney and Keith Brown, also at the Music Academy of the West, where he was honored with the “Outstanding Brass Player” award. He also counts among his mentors, Frank Crisafulli, Arnold Jacobs and Michael Mulcahy of the Chicago Symphony.Adjunct Instructor of Trombone at Butler University, Jared has been Lecturer at Northwestern University, Visiting Lecturer at IU Bloomington and Instructor at Ball State and Purdue Universities. He has also presented masterclasses at Cincinnati College-Conservatory, University of New Mexico and Hochschule fur Musik in Trossingen, Germany.No stranger to other musical idioms, Jared has toured and performed with a vast array of entertainers and jazz musicians including Natalie Cole, Frank Sinatra, The Who, Johnny Mathis, Henry Mancini, Andy Williams and trombonists Slide Hampton, Bill Watrous and Kai Winding. He has also played in many Broadway show pits. As a recording artist, Jared can be heard on the Music Heritage Society, Liscio, Archaeus, Delos, Fonit Cetra, Friggemall, Sea Breeze Jazz and Monarch Jazz labels.Support the show (https://thatsnotspit.com/support/)
#146: Jason Dovel

#146: Jason Dovel

2022-01-1901:14:11

Our sponsor: Houghton Hornswww.houghtonhorns.comwww.jasondovel.comA versatile performer on the modern trumpet, Baroque trumpet, and Renaissance cornetto, Jason Dovel joined the University of Kentucky School of Music faculty in 2013, where he is currently associate professor of trumpet. At UK, his responsibilities include applied trumpet lessons, trumpet literature, trumpet ensembles, Baroque trumpet, and the faculty brass quintet.  He serves as faculty sponsor of UK Education Abroad programs in Greece and Australia and is also founding director of the UK Summer Trumpet Institute, UK Baroque Trumpet Symposium, as well as the Certificate in Baroque Trumpet. During his 2021 sabbatical, Dovel served as Visiting Professor of Trumpet at Ionian University in Corfu, Greece. He has also taught at Northeastern State University, North Central Texas College, and the University of North Texas.Dovel enjoys a busy schedule as a soloist and clinician, having appeared at more than 80 universities and festivals in the United States and abroad. He has recorded four highly acclaimed solo CDs; his debut album, Lost Trumpet Treasures, was released in 2014 as a collaboration with pianist Edward Neeman. The International Trumpet Guild Journal reviewer wrote, "On every track, Dovel's and Neeman's nuanced, stylistic interpretations and technical mastery are on full display." The American Record Guide described the disc as "spectacular" and praised Dovel's "full tone and terrific technical skills." The Brass Herald lauded the disc as "well-conceived and well-performed." His second solo CD, Ascent: New Music for Trumpet, was released in 2016 and features eight new works for trumpet, four of which are his original compositions.As an modern orchestral trumpeter, he is principal trumpet of the Lexington Chamber Orchestra, Lexington Theatre, and Kentucky Bach Society, and spends summers playing in the Charlottesville Opera Orchestra (Formerly Ash Lawn Opera) in Virginia. As a Baroque trumpeter, he regularly appears with many of the country's leading period instrument groups. As a chamber music entrepreneur, he is a founding member of Quintasonic Brass, Clarino Collective, and the early music group Sonitus Clarissima.A dedicated pedagogue with a passion for research in teaching, he has published twenty-five journal articles in the Music Educators Journal, International Trumpet Guild Journal, The Instrumentalist, and the Journal of the Art College of Inner Mongolia University in China.  He is also editor of The Big Book of Sight-Reading Duets for Trumpet, published by Mountain Peak Music.Also active as a composer and arranger, his works have been performed at the International Trumpet Guild Conference, National Trumpet Competition, Midwest Trumpet Festival, Kentucky Music Educators Association Conference, and at the Exploring Brass in Greece International Festival. His works  are published through Prestissimo Press, Hickman Music Editions, Mountain Peak Music, and the Baroque Trumpet Shop.Jason Dovel is grateful for the tutelage of many wonderful teachers, including Keith Johnson, George Novak, Charles Saenz, James Kluesner, Charlie Geyer, Barbara Butler, Barry Bauguess (Baroque trumpet), and Bruce Dickey (cornetto).Support the show (https://thatsnotspit.com/support/)
#145: Demondrae Thurman

#145: Demondrae Thurman

2022-01-1201:26:21

Our sponsor: Houghton Hornswww.houghtonhorns.comDemondrae Thurman is professor of music in euphonium and chair of the Brass Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.Thurman has an outstanding international reputation as a euphonium soloist, having performed in Europe, Asia, and throughout North America. Many of America’s premier colleges and universities have hosted him as a performer and teacher, and he continues to be in high demand. Over the past 10 years, he has been an invited guest artist/ clinician at many of the world’s prestigious euphonium festivals, including the International Tuba Euphonium Conference, U.S. Army Band Tuba and Euphonium Conference, and Leonard Falcone Competition. Thurman is also an active chamber musician. He plays first euphonium and trombone in the Sotto Voce Quartet, which tours extensively. He also plays first baritone horn in the Brass Band of Battle Creek, a British brass band comprised of many of the world’s best brass and percussion performers. In addition to his chamber music work, he is indemand as a euphonium specialist for symphony orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony, Sarasota Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, and Philadelphia Orchestra.Support the show (https://thatsnotspit.com/support/)
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