Summer 2024 Performances

Anne will have a few performances during summer 2024:

Heartland Festival Orchestra, May 25th, 7:30 pm Five Points Washington
Red, White & Rhapsody in Blue

International Trumpet Guild Conference New Words Recital #1
Wednesday May 29th 12:30-2 pm Garden Grove, CA

Sinfonia de Camera, July 13th, 7:30 pm Hessel Park Champaign, IL

International Women’s Brass Conference,Athena Brass Band featured concert Mito City, Japan, 7:30 pm, Friday August 16th

Athena Brass Band!

On February 1, 2024, Anne performed flugelhorn with the Athena Brass Band at the Ohio Music Educator’s Conference in Columbus, Ohio.

It was such a blast making new connections and reconnecting with friends. The band sounded incredible! Anne’s looking forward to performing on flugel again with them in Japan at the 2024 International Women’s Brass Conference!

Spring 2024 Conference Presentations

Anne will present with the I.S.U. Faculty Brass Quintet at the Illinois Music Educator’s Conference on Thursday January 25th at 3 pm at the Peoria Civic Center.
FBQ Handout: How to Utilize Chamber Music to Strengthen Your Instrumental Music Program

She is also presenting a class with Dr. Ianthea Calhoun at the Ohio Music Educators Association Conference on Friday February 2nd at 8 am in Cleveland, Ohio. Anne is also performing the flugelhorn chair with the Athena Brass Band at the Thursday February 1st evening concert. For more details: OMEA Guidebook
Fundamental Frameworks for Trumpet Handout

Fall 2023 Performance Schedule

This Fall 2023, Dr. McNamara will have several performances that are open to the public. For livestream information, please visit:

Anne McNamara Illinois State University Faculty Recital:
Sunday September 3, 2023, 1 pm, Kemp Recital Hall

Heartland Festival Orchestra Concert: Video Games in Concert
Saturday September 23, 2023, 7:30 pm, Five Points Washington

Dr. Angelo Favis Faculty Recital performance:
Tuesday September 26th, 2023, 8 pm, Kemp Recital Hall

Illinois State University University Chorale Concert Performance:
Sunday October 15th, 6 pm, Center for Performing Arts

Heartland Festival Orchestra Concert: The Original Phantom of the Opera Film with Orchestra Saturday October 28th, 7:30 pm, Five Points Washington

Illinois State University Civic Chorale Handel’s Messiah
Sunday November 12th, 3 pm, Center for Performing Arts

Illinois State University Wind Symphony Featured Soloist
Wednesday November 15th, 8 pm, Center for Performing Arts

Heartland Festival Orchestra and the Peoria Ballet’s Nutcracker
Performances: December 9th & 10th


Spring 2023 Wrap Up

We had a tremendous 2022-2023 school year! In addition to many successful performances on campus, we had several guest artists come work with the studio: John Cord, Matt Vangjel, Raquel Samayoa and Jacinda Ripley. Three of our students graduated and are heading off to grad school too!

In April, I.S.U. Trumpet Studio member and president of the Music Student Multicultural Association, KT Freimuth, helped host the first ever Music and Disability Convocation through the help of the School of Music, the Sage Foundation and assistance from Dr. McNamara. The convocation featured guest artists Dr. Catherine Lewis, Andy Slater and Molly Joyce.

In mid May, Dr. McNamara performed the solo flugelhorn chair with the Athena Brass Band at their spring concert in Louisville, KY!

I.S.U. Trumpet Ensemble Concert in Peoria!

We hope if you’re in the Peoria area, you’ll join us for this special concert! Works performed include Gabrieli’s Canzon per Sonare #2, McKee’s Durrenhorn Passage, Morales’s Cityscapes and many arrangements of famous classical works including Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat, the Habanera from Carmen, Eine Klein Nachtmusik, and Clair de Lune. Dr. McNamara will perform The Maid of the Mist, McKee’s A Winter’s Night and Ulysses Kay’s Tromba with Lu Witzig on piano.

Upcoming Events Spring 2023

If you’d like to hear Anne play in spring 2023, please check out the following performances:

  • Heartland Festival Orchestra, West Side “Stories,” Saturday February 4th, 7:30 pm Five Points Washington, IL
  • Luther College Brass Symposium, Friday March 10th-Saturday March 11th, Decorah, IA
  • Heartland Festival Orchestra, Cherish the Ladies, Saturday March 18th, 7:30 pm Five Points Washington, IL
  • Champaign-Urbana Symphony Youth Concerts, Tuesday April 11th and Wednesday April 12th, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
  • Athena Brass Band, Saturday May 20th, 5 pm, Louisville, KY
  • Heartland Festival Orchestra, Classical Mystery Tour, Saturday May 27th, 7:30 pm Five Points Washington, IL