Affiliate Chapter Event: Ohio Trumpet Guild

The Ohio Affiliate Chapter of the International Trumpet Guild held its annual trumpet event on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at Capital University Conservatory of Music in Columbus, OH. The guest artists were Matthew Anklan, Lead Trumpet of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra and the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, and Thomas Hooten, Principal Trumpet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

The event was hosted by Dr. Lance Witty, Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Capital University.

Lance Witty joins Thomas Hooten on stage for his last work to perform “The Friendly Rivals” by Chas. Godfrey

The day started with warm-up and fundamentals classes presented by several local educators that focused on tips to improve the warmup routine. This was followed with regional collegiate trumpet ensemble performances from Sinclair College, The University of Dayton, Wright State University, Ohio University, The Ohio State University, Bowling Green State University, Ball State University, and Capital University. Mr. Anklan presented a clinic focused on Successful Freelancing. Anklan has a very diverse playing background including orchestral, jazz, and a wide variety of commercial playing. He articulated the importance of consistent fundamentals to be able to successfully meet any playing challenges that may arise.

Trumpeters participate in routines given by Ben Guegold and Brandon Ising

Thomas Hooten played a trumpet recital featuring Intrada by Honegger, Framed by Macdowall, Slavonic Fantasy by Hohne, Variations for Trumpet by Hailstork, Prix Fixe by Stradling, and The Friendly Rivals by Godfrey. Hooten demonstrated his mastery of the trumpet family with his dazzling performances on C, Bb, Piccolo, flugelhorn, and cornet. Following his recital, Hooten gave a clinic, Finding Efficiency in Your Brass Playing, addressing specific embouchure and practicing issues and fielded questions from an enthusiastic audience.

All trumpeters on stage for Fanfare for All Ages, dedicated to the late “Doc” Richard Burkart

The day concluded with the “Festival of Trumpets” performance beginning with the Locally Sourced Trumpet Ensemble, a group of local Columbus trumpet professionals and teachers. This was followed by two youth ensembles performing Three Pieces for Trumpet Quartet by Gates, and Sonoran Desert Harmonies by Ewazen. The final mass ensemble performance included all players on stage at the same time performing a piece by Capital University composer, Tony Zilincik, commissioned by Dale Nawrocki. Fanfare for All Ages was written to honor the life and teaching of late OSU Professor Emeritus, Dr. Richard Burkart.

"Locally Sourced Trumpet Ensemble" plays A Capital Fanfare

(Source: Lance Witty)

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