Welcome to the Trumpet Studio at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts
-- and the First Annual High School Chamber BRASS Competition
UNCSA has a long and rich history of the study of the trumpet. Alumni can be found across the globe performing, teaching, and occupying many different positions in the creative arts. UNCSA is located in the Piedmont Triad region of northwest North Carolina, three hours from the beaches and 90 minutes from the mountains. The conservatory atmosphere cultivated at UNCSA allows for a program of study that is very intensive and focused on one-on-one applied study with the major teacher. In addition to its School of Music, UNCSA is comprised of four sister schools in Filmmaking, Design and Production, Dance, and Drama, allowing for collaborative opportunities unmatched by any arts school in the nation.
Whether you are a prospective student or just a fan of the trumpet, we hope you will enjoy visiting our website. Please check back in on occasion, as there are always exciting new things happening here! Be sure to take advantage of the RESOURCES page for free downloadable information. See below for the Spotlight featuring events, guest artists, student acoomplishments and audio and video links. Stay tuned for information about our First Annual High School Chamber BRASS Competition. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Best,Judith Saxton Trumpet Artist/Faculty, Brass and Percussion Chair
First Annual High School Chamber BRASS Competition
Saturday, May 3, 2014
UNCSA's Watson Chamber Music Hall
Any chamber group of 3 - 5 BRASS Players
Registration deadline March 31, 2014
Chamber Brass Competition FLYER
Rules pdf coming shortly
These students graduated and are attending the following schools
Dean Oaks - Eastman School of Music
Jason Grimes - Appalachian State
Savanah Litten - UNC Greensboro
Ben Keoseyan - Pepperdine
Sumner Williams, Mollie Foster and Jason Grimes attended the Blue Ridge Music Festival in VA
click here for information flyer
click here for press release
Link to recorded web stream of Allen Vizzutti's Masterclass
ALLEN VIZZUTTI, internationally acclaimed trumpet soloist and educator, was on campus to present trumpet and jazz master classes and solo with the Jazz Ensemble last April.
2013 National Trumpet Competition
Schilke High School Division - 2nd Place Winner
Click here for Triad Arts Up Close Interview for Sonic Splash Concert and Brass Symposium last Jan. 20th
Or click here for the full version of the Triad Arts Up Close Interview for Sonic Splash Concert and Brass Symposium Jan. 20th
Brass Symposium - January 20th, 2013
(click here for flyer)
Click here to see UNCSA Faculty Brass Quintet with Dr. Timothy Olsen, Organ
playing Grand Choeur Dialogue by Gigout
UNCSA Brass Quintet playing Feierlicher Einzug (Solemn Entry) by Richard Strauss
Susan Slaughter Article - Mentoring Young Musicians
Susan Slaughter Residency
Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2012
2011 - 2012 NC District Band Videos
***Judith Saxton solo cd was the Free 2011 International Trumpet Guild cd
(see March 2011 below).
Welcome ITG Members - COLLABORATIVE VIDEOS featured in 3/11 ITG Journal Collaboration with Musicians and Artists article.
September 2011: Alumnae Kiah Abendroth (G11) won a Kenan fellow at Lincoln Center institute in NYC. Follow her blog post click here
Alumna Luke Boudreault (G11) is teaching trumpet at High Point University, NC and his brass quintet cd Da Capo Brass is now released on the Delos label and distributed by Naxos. click here
Alumna Chris Underwood (G11) is Principal Trumpet of the Lund Symphony, Sweden and studying with Bo Nilssen and Hakan Hardenburger at Lund University. click here
May 2011: Click here for May 19 WFDD Radio interview!
May 2011: High School Sophomore Ben Keoseyan takes the "A-Train" with Arturo Sandoval
at the piano. Click here for VIDEO!
March 2011: National Trumpet Competition: Graduate Trumpet Ensemble Members Luke Boudreault, Alicia Eisenstadt, Kiah Abendroth, Benjamin McCarthy and Matt Anderson performed in the Semi-finals at George Mason University, VA. Joining them in the High School Solo Semi-finals were senior Matthew Brunt and junior Evan Furth.
Ben McCarthy also performed in the Semi-finals for the Graduate division.
*** March 2011: Judith Saxton and Allison Gagnon's (collaborative piano faculty) first joint compact disc was chosen to be offered as the FREE cd with all 2010- 2011 International Trumpet Guild (ITG) memberships. As that subscription year is now over, you can purchase this trumpet solo cd.
Click here for ITG CD info
Some of the repertoire has never been recorded, and most of it has never been recorded on cd! It is all wonderful contest and concert repertoire for trumpeters of any age to enjoy and perform.