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One of my teachers, Bernard Adelstein, told me a funny story about when he was just a teenager during the 1940s, playing second trumpet in the Pittsburg Symphony Orchestra under the famous conductor, Fritz Reiner. Reiner was rehearsing outdoors for …
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“We can only play so many notes on the trumpet”–Bernard Adelstein, former principal trumpet, Cleveland Orchestra Have you ever wanted to practice more, but your chops are just too tired? Have you tried to taper down your lip-time for an …
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We have all been there, right? You play a passage with a leap, a soft entrance, or perhaps you are just not warmed up enough–or who knows what exactly is happening. And, “whooh”–your lips don’t vibrate. No note. No response. …
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Philip Hembree joined the Colorado Symphony as Assistant Principal/2nd Trumpet in July of 2015. A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Philip holds degrees from Indiana University and Rice University. His primary teachers include John Rommel, Marie Speziale, Barbara Butler, Charlie …
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As trumpet teacher at Colorado State University, I am thrilled to host my first “CSU Trumpet Day.” This is pretty exciting news, because I will get to bring together Colorado trumpeters on Saturday, October 27 in the Instrumental Rehearsal Hall …
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Trumpeters are reluctant advocates of breathing exercises and concepts that our low brass counterparts fully embrace. The reason? I think it has to do with the way we use our breathing for the trumpet–the highest range instrument of the brass …
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This weekend, I played extra with the Colorado Symphony, a great orchestra based in Denver, Colorado. Conducted by Brett Mitchell, the program was Duke Ellington’s Three Black Kings, George Gershwin’s Piano Concerto, and John Adam’s City Noir. The orchestra sounded …
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I’m incredibly proud and grateful for the past six years of Trumpet Journey. Really, it has been my journey, and I am so glad that I got to share it with you. Here are six facts about TJ that are …
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Perry Sutton, baroque trumpet, leads a musically diverse life, performing in baroque, orchestral, chamber music, and commercial music settings with equal dexterity. Recent early music credits include: Apollo’s Fire, Washington Bach Consort, Trinity Baroque, Clarion Music Society, and The Portland Bach Experience. …
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