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Trumpet Dynamics James Newcomb

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    We Hear From the Founder of the National Trumpet Competition

    We Hear From the Founder of the National Trumpet Competition

    Dennis Edelbrock has performed with The United States Army Band and the Army Brass Quintet since 1975. Since that time, he has also written music used frequently at official state ceremonies at the White House, NBC’s “Christmas in Washington”, country music’s televised show “Nashville Now”, as well as music used in the opening ceremonies for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games and Special Olympics. He is also the founder of The National Trumpet Competition and adjunct professor of trumpet at George Mason University and keeps an active performing schedule in the Washington, DC area. As an adjunct professor at GMU, he was awarded the prestigious “Excellence in Teaching Award” in 1996, one of only two faculty members to be recognized that year.
    He has given masterclasses all over the world including the Moscow and St. Petersburg Conservatories.
    The National Trumpet Competition, hosted at GMU, is the largest in the world and has provided performing opportunities for over 11,000 students since its inception in 1992. In exhibition concerts, it has featured such artists as Canadian Brass, Grammy Award winners Arturo Sandoval and Chris Botti as well as Doc Severinsen, Maynard Ferguson, Alan Vizzutti, Adolph Herseth, Tim Morrison, Jamey Aebersole Mnozil Brass, Philip Smith among many others. Its website hosts online masterclasses by some of the world’s greatest artists. NTC is supported, in part, by all the major trumpet manufacturers and has a budget of $80,000 per year.
    In recent years, Edelbrock has performed with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Bolshoi and Kirov ballets, the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, the Royal Spanish Ballet, the Kennedy Center Orchestra with whom he performed the world’s first web-cast as soloist in Handel’s “Messiah”, the Washington Opera, and the National Symphony Orchestra with whom he has recorded.
    Performances with Classical Brass, of which he is a founding member, have been featured on local live radio broadcasts on NPR and broadcasts from The National Gallery. The Quintet does two national television broadcasts from the National Cathedral on Christmas and Easter mornings. Additionally, the group has commercially released compact discs including “Honor to Our Soldiers” (American Heritage Society) featuring performances on original civil ward instruments, “Christmas at the Cathedral” (Nonesuch) which has recently been nationally released, and “Music from America’s Golden Age” with the Columbian Brass Band.
    Edelbrock has appeared numerous times as a soloist with the Kennedy Center’s Washington Chamber Symphony on NPR. He is an original member of the Washington Bach Consort which holds the honor of being the only American ensemble invited to perform at the Bach Tri-Centennial in a Leipzig Gewandhaus performance which was broadcast on East German State Television.
    He has performed on screen as a soloist in the video version of “Contact” (Sony Pictures), “Wag the Dog” (Miramax) and was featured on the filmscore of Tri-Star’s motion picture, “Gardens of Stone”. Edelbrock has also been a frequent performer on the “Discovery Channel” sound tracks.
    A native of Iowa City, Iowa, he is a graduate of the University of Iowa. He completed advanced studies at the Catholic University earning both a Master of Music Performance and Doctor of Music Arts degrees. He devotes as much time as possible to volunteer work with local youth groups and resides in Arlington, VA with his wife Laura, a pianist and choral director, and fifteen-year-old daughter Emma.
    Contact Dr. Edelbrock:  dedelbro@gmu.edu
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    There's a Place At the Table for Everyone Who Wants to Dine (and Cook)

    There's a Place At the Table for Everyone Who Wants to Dine (and Cook)

    It just may not be the table you think is right for you...
    Links mentioned:
    trumpetdynamics.live/csohistory
    trumpetdynamics.live/roster
    trumpetdynamics.live/lair
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    The Music Mind Podcast featuring Jim Manley, Brian Hayes Interviewer

    The Music Mind Podcast featuring Jim Manley, Brian Hayes Interviewer

    Link to the video interview between Brian and Jim Manley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUXkjq3qUTo&t=16s
    Brian Hayes' website: https://brianhayes.biz
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    An Auto-Didact Sax Pro Shares Valuable Insights on Professional Mindset, Persistence, Creativity and Much More.

    An Auto-Didact Sax Pro Shares Valuable Insights on Professional Mindset, Persistence, Creativity and Much More.

    I admit I was a bit too quick to brush this interview off. Brian Hayes contacted me awhile back letting me know he'd just published an interview with the great Jim Manley, and would I be so kind as to share it with people I know.
    I don't typically do such things, but I did ask Brian if he would be game for a call and put our chat on the podcast feed. He was indeed game, and while I thought I'd give the obligatory 25 minutes or so to a non-trumpet player roaming the hallowed halls of the Trumpet Dynamics podcast, it ended up being a terrific interview that I'm sure you'll enjoy - especially if you're the entrepreneurial, creative type of musician.
    A bonus I'm sure you'll love is Brian's interview with Jim Manley. It's over two hours long, so I'm publishing it as a separate episode.
    So you've got your hands full of content this weekend!
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    That's One Happy Orchestra! Why the Utah Symphony is Excelling, How Effective Leadership Affects An Ensemble's Sound and Morale, What It's Like Going Home as a Quasi-Celebrity and Much More with Travis Peterson.

    That's One Happy Orchestra! Why the Utah Symphony is Excelling, How Effective Leadership Affects An Ensemble's Sound and Morale, What It's Like Going Home as a Quasi-Celebrity and Much More with Travis Peterson.

    Today we welcome principal trumpeter with the Utah Symphony (aka the quarterback of the orchestra to folks in his hometown of Milaca, MN) Travis Peterson. Travis was mentioned often in the episode with Jeff Luke, which I highly recommend you listen to as well, and so it was a tremendous honor to have Travis on the show as well.
    Here's a little bit of what you'll hear in this episode:
    -Learning the fundamentals in drum corps...
    -Life in the Utah Symphony...
    -That's one happy orchestra!...
    -What it would take for the Utah Symphony to be an industry leader on par with Chicago, New York, etc...
    -How a new concertmaster brought in a new sound and energy to the entire ensemble...
    -What it's like to be regarded as a pseudo-celebrity when Travis visits home...
    -And much more!
    Episode sponsors:
    The Utah Symphony Audition Committee
    The State of Utah Department of Tourism and General Happiness
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    • 44 min
    Jeff Luke Shares Earning His Bones on the Road With the Atlantic Brass, Finding Home in the Symphony, Mimicking Audition Conditions, and Much More!

    Jeff Luke Shares Earning His Bones on the Road With the Atlantic Brass, Finding Home in the Symphony, Mimicking Audition Conditions, and Much More!

    I had the pleasure of meeting Jeff Luke this past summer at a concert in Milaca, MN - hometown of Jeff's colleague in the Utah Symphony Travis Peterson (who's featured in the next episode of the show). He was down for scheduling a remote interview and I know share it with you for your listening pleasure. And if we're lucky, you might learn some thing too ;)
    Here's a bit of what you'll hear in this episode with Jeff:
    -A surprise Christmas gift...
    -What's the difference between a principal and associate principal player?...
    -Earning his bones on the road with the Atlantic Brass Quintet...
    -How Atlantic Brass set itself apart from other quintet's...
    -Why Jeff feels more at home in the orchestra - with another guy hogging the spotlight...
    -Unique audition preparation tips...
    -And much more...
    We also spoke into existence Jeff's website jefflukemusic.com. Jeff, we know it's a matter of time before we see that baby come to life!
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    • 46 min

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KRMoore ,

Well done!

Great podcast! Thorough questions and great space for the guests to answer without being led or tied to a script too closely. Looking forward to listening more!

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From a former cornet player …

This is a great collection of stories, told through the eyes of someone who has played the trumpet for years. The solo episodes and the interviews are spot on not only with the struggles inherent to being a musician but also the thoughts behind the players. Anyone thinking of turning their trumpet into a full time career, or even a side hustle, will get benefit from the insights shared in each episode. Play on!

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Brilliant Show for Trumpeters!

James Newcomb is an excellent guest that brings us deep into the world of Trumpeters something I never thought I would be able to learn from. This is a very interesting show!

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