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Trumpet Studio
  • The Trumpet Studio

    The Trumpet Studio at Capital University has been a big player in the Central Ohio area over many years, emphasizing versatility in a variety of musical skills and genres. Students study the fundamentals of trumpet playing in addition to the literature required to elevate their skills and performance in support of the Conservatory's fine ensembles. The main goal is meant to prepare the students for a career as professional musicians, educators and/or furthering studies in graduate school. The following information may be helpful in understanding the goals and expectations of our studio.

    The Trumpet Ensemble

    Capital University's Conservatory of Music has many fine chamber ensembles that enhance our students' musical experience. The Capital University Trumpet Ensemble is one of many chamber groups that are featured throughout the year, on and off-campus, performing standard literature and compositions by our talented composition faculty. The faculty and administration's support for this ensemble has made Capital's musical experience rich with the challenges of professional expectations and has provided a local and national stage for our students to flourish in our department.

    The Capital University Trumpet Ensemble (CUTE) has performed for student recitals, Capital University Honors and Reading Band Clinics, The Ohio Chapter of the International Trumpet Guild and has been honored to be semi-finalists for five consecutive years in the Trumpet Ensemble Division of the National Trumpet Competition in Fairfax, Virginia.

    The Trumpet Ensemble performs works from the Renaissance to the 21st century including both classical and jazz styles. Works by Scheidt, LoPresti, Ewazen, Altenburg, Thomas, Handel, and many others are part of the Trumpet Ensemble's repertoire. Capital University composers, Rocky J. Reuter and Anthony Zilincik, were both featured composers at a recent National Trumpet Competition.

    Clinics by Guest Artists

    We have been very fortunate to have had some of the worlds finest trumpeters as our guest at Capital University in addition to visiting faculty from Ohio and from around the US. Some noted guests were:

    • Chris Botti
    • Vincent DiMartino
    • Adolph Herseth
    • Ron McCurdy
    • Gordon Mathie
    • James Reed
    • Arturo Sandoval
    • Alan Siebert
    • Karl Sievers
    • Byron Stripling


    Graduates and Alumni

    Over the past few years, Capital has had many fine students in all areas of music. The trumpet studio is no exception. We have many performers and music professionals in the U.S. and abroad. Capital's musical programs have provided a wealth of challenging and inspiring experiences and have prepared the students for professional careers and graduate school. Many graduates and alumni are currently professional performers, serving our country as military band members, in graduate school, or were recent competition winners.