On Tuesday September 22, 2020, Anne performed a special live-streamed faculty recital via YouTube live. Utilizing the technology of video game streamers, she hosted a screening of her fall faculty recital allowing for interaction with live chat of audience members. The recital included recorded performances of Valerie Langfield’s “In Retrospect,” Karen Tanaka’s “Silent Ocean,” Regina Harris Baiocchi’s “Miles per Hour” and Melody Eotvos’s “Light Form.” The live-stream also featured recorded program notes from several of the composers themselves. The stream will be available for one week from September 22-30, 2020: Anne McNamara Faculty Recital Live-stream
The Illinois State University Trumpet studio is pleased to share that they will have several trumpet guest artists visiting studio class during this fall semester.
On September 8th and 10th, Judith Saxton will come and work with the trumpet students on solo repertoire and Alexander Technique.
On September 24th, Dr. Steven Cunningham, trumpet professor from Grambling State University will coach students on jazz improvisation and transcription and hold a Q&A on a professional career in trumpet.
On October 20th, trumpeter Ashley Killam will discuss the Institute for Composer Diversity and performing and programming underrepresented composers.
All of us have had to make adjustments in our lives thanks to Covid-19. Unfortunately, several opportunities that Anne was invited to participate in were cancelled due to the pandemic such as her warm-up and Come Back Players masterclass at the International Trumpet Guild conference and her performances at the Assisi Performing Arts Festival in Assisi, Italy.
Anne will still be teaching at the University of Kentucky Summer Trumpet Institute this year as the entire camp will be held online. For more information, please visit this site: UK Summer Trumpet Institute
Lots of exciting things are taking place in the I.S.U. trumpet studio! Several students will be traveling to Mechanicsburg, PA next month to compete in the National Trumpet Competition! Please see the link below if you’d like to help them get there via their GoFundMe campaign.
This month, Dr. McNamara accepted the assistant professor of trumpet position at I.S.U. meaning she will continue teaching at the university in a tenure track position.
In February, Anne will be performing on two concerts as part of the Red Note New Music Festival on Monday February 10th and Thursday February 13th.
On March 1st, the I.S.U. trumpet ensemble will be performing in the Afternoon of Brass concert at 5:00 pm in the CPA on campus.
In May, Dr. McNamara will be presenting two classes, a warm-up class and a masterclass for non-pro comeback players at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Columbus, OH.
The I.S.U. Trumpet Studio was thrilled to host trumpet legend Marie Speziale on Monday September 23rd and 24th. Ms. Speziale worked with some of the students on orchestral excerpts and coached all of the members of the studio on their trumpet ensemble music. We hope she’ll be back sometime soon!
Anne will be performing with the Heartland Festival Orchestra on Saturday September 21st. For more information, please visit: https://www.heartlandfestivalorchestra.org/
She will be giving a faculty recital at Illinois State University on Sunday October 6th at 3 pm in Kemp Hall. On Sunday October 20th, the ISU brass studios will be giving a combined Afternoon of Bass concert at 3 pm in Kemp hall.
On Monday November 5th, Anne will be performing with the ISU Faculty Brass quintet at 8 pm in Kemp hall.
Anne will be moving to Bloomington-Normal, Illinois later this summer because she will be the new instructional assistant professor of trumpet at Illinois State University!
On May 25, 2019 she’ll perform a recital at the International Women’s Brass Conference. For more information, please check out: IWBC 2019
June 3-6th Anne will be on faculty at the Campbellsville University Chamber Music Camp. For more information, please check out: CU Chamber Music Camp
June 10-13th she’ll be on faculty at the University of Kentucky Summer Trumpet Institute. For more information, please check out: UK Summer Trumpet Institute 2019
Anne’s debut album, “A Winter’s Night,” has just been released on the Arts Laureate label! It is available for purchase on several platforms. For physical CDs, check out her CD Baby Page. For digital downloads, it is available in Itunes, Amazon Music and more and it is is streaming on services like Spotify.
2019 is shaping up to be a great year! Below is a summary of what Anne will be up to in the spring semester.
Anne subs with the Louisville Orchestra January 17-19th.
Anne will perform at the Ball State Trumpet Day on Saturday February 2nd.
Anne will perform with the Louisville Master Chorale on Sunday March 17th.
CU will host their 2nd Annual CU Brass Day on Saturday March 30th featuring In Motus Tuba Euphonium Quartet and Dr. Rachel Hockenberry, Horn.
For more details, please check out program: CU Brass Day
Anne subs with the Louisville Orchestra April 11th, 12th and 14th. She will also perform with the Louisville Master Chorale on Sunday April 28th.
Anne will perform a recital at the 2019 International Women’s Brass Conference in Tempe, AZ on Saturday May 25th. For more information, please visit: https://www.myiwbc.org/iwbc-2019-conference
Anne will teach and perform as a faculty member at the UK Summer Trumpet Institute. For more information, please visit: http://dovel.myartsonline.com/STI/
Anne will be giving a fall faculty recital at Campbellsville University on Monday October 1, 2018 at 8 pm. The recital will include works by Tartini, McKee, Plog, Arutunian and Ewazen.
The CU Trumpet Ensemble will be giving their fall recital on Thursday November 1, 2018 at 8 pm.
CU’s 2nd Annual Brass Day will be held on Saturday March 30, 2019. This year’s guest artists will be horn player Dr. Rachel Hockenberry and the In Motus tuba euphonium quartet!
All events will be held in CU’s
Gosser Fine Arts Center Gheens Recital Hall