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Trumpet Students in France


The third annual University of Michigan International Trumpet Institute (UMITI) was held from June 4-June 12, 2011, at L’Abbaye de Pontlevoy in Pontlevoy, France. Professor Bill Campbell of the University of Michigan directed and coordinated the institute, focusing on developing solo and chamber ensemble performance techniques and experience.  University of Michigan students in attendance were Matthew Bloomfield (senior); Joseph Brown (master’s); Katherine Cosgrove (master’s); and Joseph Nibley (master’s); with Ra-Jung Yang (MM ’05, DMA ’09, piano), now assistant professor of piano and chair of the piano department at the University of Idaho. As part of the institute, four concerts were performed consisting of solo and trumpet ensemble works.

The largest performance of the institute was given in collaboration with the Tours Conservatory of Music and was organized by Professor Campbell and Arnaud Juchault, Professor of Trumpet at the Tours Conservatory. Professor Juchault joined seven other local trumpet teachers and approximately 80 of their students in performing trumpet ensemble music, while the UMITI had the opportunity to rehearse, coach and conduct the smaller student ensembles.

In addition to the performances, given throughout the Loire region of France, the UMITI participated in a master class given by renowned soloist and teacher Eric Aubier. Pictured from left to right: Ra-Jung Yang, Bill Campbell, Matt Bloomfield, Eric Aubier, Joe Nibley, Katherine Cosgrove, and Joe Brown.

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Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower