A trumpet ensemble that includes a former Oak Ridge student at Emory and Henry College has been selected to perform at the 2014 International Trumpet Guild Conference, a prestigious event that attracts the best trumpet performers from colleges and universities in the United States and abroad.
The E&H musicians who will be attending the conference include Chris Gillenwaters, a first-year student from Oak Ridge.
The conference, which will be held in May at Valley Forge, Pa., is known for including schools with the strongest instrumental music programs, including Baylor, Northwestern, and Florida State universities, as well as the universities of Louisville, North Texas and Oklahoma, the college said. International institutions that have often participated in the conference include the Lyon Conservatoire in France and the Escola Superior de Music e Artes do Espetaco in Spain. [Read more…]