Welcome to a brand new year!

The UMASS Trumpet Studio is a point of pride for the entire university. Seen providing fanfares for special events, outreach to the community, leadership in our ensembles and national and international visibility in competition as soloists and ensembles, I am so lucky to work with these incredible young musicians.

A few highlights from last year in the trumpet studio were:

  • UMASS Trumpet Ensemble Performed for the inauguration of the University’s new President, Robert Caret at the John F. Kennedy Library
  • UMASS Trumpet Ensemble Performed at the University Open House
  • Newly formed Pioneer Valley Trumpet Guild, A chapter of the International Trumpet Guild, Hosted TRUMPET DAY with special guest Vince DiMartino
  • Visit by Jazz Great Randy Brecker!
  • Visit by Center City Brass Quintet
  • Masterclass by Charles Schlueter
  • UMASS Trumpet Ensemble advanced to the Semi-Final round of the National Trumpet Competition performing Jeff Holmes “Sevens Realm”
  • Scott Nichols and Micah Maurio advanced to the semi-finals of the National Trumpet Competition as soloists.

The graduating class from fall 2011 and spring 2012 have already distinguished themselves with the following great new jobs:

  • Ann Dorgan – Stoughton Public Schools
  • John Mange – Director of Bands – Stoughton High School
  • Matt Sypek – Converse Middle School – Palmer
  • Korey Charles – East Falmouth and Teaticket Elementary Schools
In addition, Senior John Mange received the UMASS 21st Century Leadership Award, a campuswide award and incredible honor. Well deserved John!

Other recent grads recently got new positions as well

  • Tom Bergeron – Principal Trumpet, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Fellowship at the Carnegie Hall Academy
  • Justin Carlin – Music Director at Academy of Aerospace and Engineering
  • Fred Sienciewicz – Professor of Trumpet at Keene State College and Plymouth State College, NH
  • Matt Repucci – Melrose High School
Recent UMASS Grad Gary Bernice was honored for his incredible work developing an inner city music program from scratch by New England Public Radio, The Arts and Humanities Award

The upcoming year promises to be amazing as well with the completion of our CD of music for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble and much more.  Thanks for checking in and visit us often!

 

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