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Erika L. Schafer '01MM hosts 2014 Trumpet Festival of the Southeast

tito_allan_editedThe 2014 Trumpet Festival of the Southeast, an annual celebration of trumpet playing and teaching in the southeastern United States, took place January 17–19. It was hosted by Erika L. Schafer '01MM at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Featured artists were YSM faculty member Allan Dean as well as Tito Carrillo, Assistant Professor of Jazz Trumpet at the University of Illinois. Each performed in concert and presented a master class.

Other festival events included mass trumpet ensembles and a warm-up clinic lead by regional trumpet professors, a faculty recital featuring professors from throughout the southeast, a trumpet ensemble concert, a jam session, and a teachers’ forum.

The festival had approximately 200 participants, with twenty-two universities and nine exhibitors represented. The festival was made possible in part by a grant from the International Trumpet Guild.