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IUP TrumpetFest 2010

TrumpetFest 2010 is scheduled for February 4–7, 2010, and will feature performances by IUP trumpet students and faculty members, along with a lecture/performance by guest artist Dr. Langston Fitzgerald, III.

Among the recitals being presented this weekend are:

Thursday, February 4

  • 6:00 p.m. — Stephanie Beatty and Christine Snyder
  • 8:00 p.m. — John Powlison

Friday, February 5

  • 6:00 p.m. — Jen Long and Sarah Williams
  • 8:00 p.m. — Faculty trumpet recital

Saturday, February 6

  • 2:00 p.m. — Dr. Langston Fitzgerald, III
  • 4:00 p.m. — Trumpet studio recital
  • 6:00 p.m. — Jeremy Hetrick and James Johnson

Sunday, February 8

  • 1:00 p.m. — Michael Visnick and Greg Vogler

The featured clinician for the weekend will be Dr. Langston Fitzgerald, III, professor of trumpet at Penn State University. Dr. Fitzgerald played trumpet with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra from 1970 to 2003. In addition, he is first trumpet and founder of both the Giavanni and the Potomac brass quintets. His freelancing in Baltimore and Washington has included performing at three presidential inaugurations and three “Christmas in Washington” nationally televised specials. Prior to joining the Penn State faculty, Fitzgerald taught trumpet at Catholic University. He currently teaches at both the Peabody Conservatory of Music and at Penn State. He is a graduate of Howard University (B.M.E.) and Catholic University of America (M.M. and D.M.A.).

Dr. Kevin Eisensmith and Dr. David Ferguson, trumpet professors at IUP, will present a faculty trumpet recital on Friday evening, February 5, and will be joined by Mr. David Wygonik. Mr. Wygonik is serving as adjunct trumpet faculty during Dr. Eisensmith’s sabbatical. The final work of the recital will feature all three on a work by Nicholas Payton titled “The Three Trumpeters.”

All events will be held in Gorell Hall and are free and open to the general public.

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