Guest Artists

Thirty nationally and internationally recognized trumpet artists have visited Tech including "Doc" Severinsen • Maynard Ferguson • Don Ellis • Marv Stamm, jazz soloist and NYC studio recording artist • Dominic Spera, prominent jazz educator and performer • Edward Tarr, recording artist and baroque scholar • Timofei Dokshitzer, Russian trumpet virtuoso • Louis Davidson, principal trumpet of the Cleveland Orchestra • Rolf Smedvig, solo trumpet of the Empire Brass Quintet • Fred Grin, principal trumpet of the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam • Michael Hesse, solo trumpet of the Oslo Opera and Ballet Orchestra of Norway • Raymond Crisara, recording artist and Professor at the University of Texas • Armando Ghitalla, principal trumpet of the Boston Symphony • Robert Nagel, trumpet soloist and founder of the New York Brass Quintet • Vincent Cichowicz, Chicago Symphony and Professor at Northwestern University • Emerson Head, trumpet soloist and Professor at the University of Maryland • Gordon Mathie, Professor Emeritus at the Crane School of Music, SUNY at Potsdam • Dennis Schneider, Professor at the University of Nebraska • Kenneth Kronholz, Professor at Florida A & M University • Anatoly Selianine, Russian Trumpet Professor • Clifford Blackburn, builder of the Blackburn Trumpet and trumpeter with the Louisville Orchestra • Byron Pearson, soloist and Professor at Oberlin Conservatory • Allen Vizzutti, recording artist and trumpet virtuoso • Dennis Dodson, jazz artist and soloist with the Woody Hermann Big Band • Dennis Edelbrock, trumpet soloist and founder of the National Trumpet Competition • Vincent DiMartino, international soloist and clinician • Paul Everett, Professor at Ball State University • Ronald Romm, formerly of the Canadian Brass • Ron Modell, Professor at University of Northern Illinois.

Numerous professional brass ensembles have performed at TTU, including the American Brass Quintet, Boston Brass, Empire Brass Quintet, Chestnut Brass, U.S. Army Band Brass Quintet, U.S. Air Force Band Brass Quintet, Rhythm and Brass, Top Brass, Western Michigan University Brass Quintet, St. Louis Brass Quintet, Jack Daniel’s Silver Cornet Band, and premiere military bands from Washington, D.C., including the Army Band, Army Field Band, Air Force Band, and the Navy Band jazz ensemble, the Commodores.

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