Kathryn Adduci

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Dr. Kathryn  Adduci




School of Music

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(931) 372-3711


Bryan Fine Arts #215


Kathryn Adduci has performed and taught throughout the world. She has appeared with numerous professional orchestras in her native Australia including as a soloist with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, as well as performing with orchestras in Malaysia, Canada, and the United States. At Tennessee Tech University she teaches applied trumpet, trumpet pedagogy and repertoire, and directs theTennessee Tech Trumpet Ensemble. She is also the principal trumpet player with the Bryan Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Brass Arts Quintet, which are faculty ensembles-in-residence atTennessee Tech.

A versatile performer, Adduci is highly-regarded for her work with historical instruments. She has been described as “a rare treat”…”a highly skilled trumpeter” (Denver Post), her playing described as “flawless, elegant”…”delicate as that of a flute, yet with all the power and color of brass” (SanDiego.com). She has performed with numerous period instrument groups in North America, including the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists (San Francisco), Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra (Toronto), Apollo’s Fire (Cleveland), Bach Collegium San Diego, Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, Portland Baroque Orchestra (Oregon), Musica Angelica (Los Angeles), as well as for the Carmel Bach Festival.

She was a solo guest artist at the 2009 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the 2016 ITG Conference in Anaheim, California, and was a guest clinician and panel member at the 2010 ITG Conference in Sydney, Australia where she also performed with James Morrison and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. In 2006 she recorded a CD of trumpet and piano works called ‘A Trumpet Kaleidoscope’, and in 2012 she recorded a CD called ‘Forte e Dolce’ as the featured soloist on the baroque trumpet with the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, available on iTunes and Amazon.com. Her solo performances have been broadcast on the radio in the USA and Australia. She has additionally been recorded on numerous CDs as an ensemble member with modern and historical instrument groups in the USA, Canada, and Australia.

Dr. Adduci was Professor of Trumpet and Brass Area Coordinator at San José State University for 12 years until relocating to Tennessee in 2017. Previous to this she was at the University of North Texas where as a teaching fellow she taught the modern and baroque trumpet and directed the UNT Baroque Trumpet Ensemble. She holds a doctoral degree (DMA) from UNT where she studied with Keith Johnson, a master’s degree (MM) from the University of Georgia where she studied with Fred Mills, and a bachelor’s degree (BMus) from the University of Western Australia.