Undergraduate Trumpet Festivals
The TTU trumpet studio is nationally recognized for its active role in training undergraduate trumpet majors, the results of which are numerous national and regional accomplishments including multiple awards from the National Trumpet Competition and the International Trumpet Guild. The course of study annually incorporates special events designed to help develop the student as both a solo performer and ensemble musician. Activities include solo appearances by students and faculty, trumpet festivals, trumpet ensemble performances, off-campus appearances, and visits by outstanding trumpet artists. The Fall Trumpet Festival is a concert series featuring solo literature and chamber music ranging from baroque sonatas to twentieth century concerti. The annual Trumpet Symposium (part of Tech's All-Star Instrumental Symposium) is a day of clinics and concerts for high school trumpeters. Our Pops Night For Trumpet, features "lighter" solo literature by such trumpet and cornet legends as J.B. Arban, Herbert L. Clarke, Harry James, and Rafael Mendez.