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Keystone Winds to Perform at International Trumpet Guild

The Keystone Wind Ensemble, directed by IUP Department of Music chairperson Jack Stamp, has been invited to perform at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Harrisburg on Thursday, May 28, 2009.

The Keystone Wind Ensemble, based at IUP, is comprised of the university’s wind and percussion faculty, alumni, and current students. Since 1991, the ensemble has recorded numerous CDs and performed at various conferences and clinics.

Among the works to be performed at the ITG Conference are William Schuman’s “Chester,” Bruce Yurko’s “Intrada,” and and Morton Gould’s “American Salute,” which will feature the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets. Guest soloists schedule to perform with KWE include Richard Stoelzel, the professor of Trumpet from Grand Valley State University; Tom Hooten, principal trumpet with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; and Christopher Martin, principal trumpet with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Their performance begins at 2:30 on Thursday, May 28.

The International Trumpet Guild was founded in 1974 to promote communications among trumpet players around the world and to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trumpet. ITG’s more than 6,000 members represent sixty-four countries and include professional and amateur performers, teachers, students, manufacturers, publishers, and others interested in belonging to an organization dedicated to the trumpet profession. ITG is supported by the dues of individual members. For more information, please visit the Trumpet Guild website.

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