Eastman Summer Trumpet Institute


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Eastman Summer Trumpet Institute

Registration for this institute has closed. We are no longer accepting applications.

July 31-August 5, 2022/ Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. plus some evenings
Room: Ciminelli Formal Lounge, Student Living Center

Wesley Nance, director
Shannon Nance, coordinator
Guest faculty: Anthony Plog, composer, conductor and teacher   
Guest masterclass & concert: Micah Wilkinson, Principal Trumpet, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra           

Addressing the various needs of today’s collegiate and advanced high school players, the Eastman Summer Trumpet Institute is a fun-filled, highly motivating five-day workshop hosted by Wesley Nance (Second Trumpet, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra; Trumpet Faculty, Eastman Community Music School) and special guest instructors Anthony Plog and Micah Wilkinson. Students will participate in masterclasses with faculty critique and group discussion. The institute will feature daily topical sessions such as: warm-up, practice strategies, technique, and interpretation. Students will participate in college or orchestral mock auditions and get feedback from faculty. Students will explore ways to develop successful mental attitudes, styles, and techniques for great recital performances, orchestral playing, and audition success. Finally, students will perform a capstone concert as soloists and as members of a trumpet ensemble. Dust your trumpet off, get back in shape, and join us as we explore the challenges and excitement of playing this fantastic instrument!

This workshop is also available to online auditors, who will have access to the faculty-led warmup classes, special topic discussions, masterclasses, and concerts via live stream. No audition is required to attend as an auditor.

This institute is designed as a residential program; high school students age 15-17 may reserve on-campus housing and meals at the Eastman Student Living Center for an additional fee. Due to COVID-19 restrictions for Summer 2022, on-campus housing and meals at the Eastman Student Living Center will be available for high school students only. All collegiate and adult participants will be responsible for their own off-campus lodging and meals. For information about on-campus housing and a list of resources for those staying off-campus, click here.

Begins with Faculty Concert on Sunday, July 31 at 7 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall, followed by Orientation meeting in Ray Wright Room (ESM 120).
Guest Faculty Concert: Wednesday, August 3 at 3 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall
Participant Concert: Friday, August 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall

How to apply:
All applicants (performers and auditors) should contact Professor Nance directly at: wnance@esm.rochester.edu before registering. Please include a current copy of your music résumé. Deadline to submit résumé: April 25, 2022.

Planning your arrival and departure:
First scheduled activity: Faculty Concert, Sunday, July 31 at 7 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall
Last scheduled activity: Participant Concert, Friday, August 5, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall

Professional Development Hours: 40
$1,820 / 1 credit           
$695 / noncredit
$212 / online auditor    

“Over this week I was given so many different ways to look at the trumpet and how to play it.” – 2020 participant