The 2016 International Trumpet Guild Conference gets underway Tuesday, May 31st.
Some of the best studio brass players in Hollywood, and hence, the world, are performing in a concert Friday, June 3rd at Garden Grove United Methodist Church. The address is:
12741 Main St.
Garden Grove, CA 92840
The concert is at 8pm and will feature the Garden Grove Methodist and Grace First Presbyterian Church choirs. The concert is comprised of new arrangements for brass/choir by Kevin Kaska.
I have spent the last couple months accompanying the Grace First Sanctuary Choir’s rehearsals on these pieces. They are hymn arrangements and medleys and are really well done. It promises to be a very uplifting program.
This is the first International Trumpet Guild conference in southern California in 20 years. A large crowd is expected, and tickets are available at the door.
Just a quick reminder that the 2016 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Anaheim is coming up fast. Many great performers and teachers are already scheduled and on the conference website. One player worthy of note: Ronald Romm (formerly of the Canadian Brass) will be giving a masterclass.
Anaheim ITG Conference Website
I know we’re only in 2015, but I’m excited about next year’s International Trumpet Guild Conference. It seems the location hasn’t been widely announced yet, but I heard through the grapevine (from someone on the artistic advisory committee) that it will be in Anaheim, CA. I’m excited! There are sure to be plenty of great concerts/workshops and the conference brings together two of my favorite things: trumpet and organ. Playing weekly in nearby Long Beach, I know that there are many great pipe organs in Orange County. I’m anxious to see where the events will be held, and I’m even more excited to attend some great trumpet and organ recitals!
As a side note, I’ve been told there will be plenty of great jazz trumpeters at the conference in 2016 – and about 1/2 of all the events will be jazz oriented.
In the meantime, if you live anywhere near Colombus, OH, here is some information about this year’s (2015) conference:
The International Trumpet Guild’s 2014 national conference happens to be in Valley Forge! It’s exciting to have the conference so close to home this year. Most of the events and activities will be from May 20-24, 2014 at Valley Forge Convention Center.
I was checking out the official website and some of the familiar artists performing are: Canadian Brass and two ensembles from my alma mater, West Chester University. Eric Ewazen will be one of the presenters. For more information, visit http://www.itg2014.com/