Another semester has come to a close and it has been a busy one! Anne performed a faculty recital in February, performed the Ewazen Concerto with the CU orchestra in March, hosted the inaugural CU Brass Day in April and will head to the ITG conference later this month.
CU Brass Day participants with Mary Bowden and Donna Parkes
Dr. McNamara leading a group Warm-Up class at CU Brass Day
Dr. McNamara and the CU Trumpet Ensemble will be traveling to the ITG conference in San Antonio, Texas next month. Dr. McNamara will be presenting a warm-up class on Wednesday May 30th and the trumpet ensemble will be performing Jason Dovel’s “Catacomb” and Jim Stephenson’s “Fanfare for an Angel.”
Campbellsville University will host a Brass and Percussion Festival on Saturday April 7, 2018 from 9 am-4 pm. The featured Brass Guest Artists are Mary Bowden and Donna Parkes of the Seraph Brass Quintet. The day will include a warm-up class, high and low brass masterclasses, a CU Brass Recital and a recital featuring Mary Bowden and Donna Parkes. Interested high school students should email Dr. McNamara (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register to perform in a brass ensemble on the special guest artist recital. The registration fee of $5 includes access to all of the day’s events and entry in drawings for door prizes. The event is open to the public!
Anne will be giving a faculty recital at Gheen’s Recital hall at Campbellsville University on Tuesday February 20, 2018 at 8 pm. If you’re unable to attend in person, the recital will be live streamed. For more information, please visit the Facebook event page: Anne McNamara Faculty Recital
September and October involved a lot of exciting events! On September 23rd Anne performed with the Orchestra Kentucky on their John Denver concert and on October 8th she performed with the Louisville Master Chorale.
On October 30th at 7:30 pm Anne will conduct the Campbellsville University Trumpet Ensemble on their fall concert featuring the music of Jason Dovel and Kevin McKee!
May and early June were filled with a lot of exciting activity! On May 2nd, Anne’s son, Finnian Kristopher was born. Just one short month later, they traveled as a family to Hershey, PA to the 2017 International Trumpet Guild Conference.
Jessica McKee and Anne performed the second movement of Carson Cooman’s Sonata for Flugelhorn and Piano as part of the ITG New Works Recital on June 2nd. The following day Anne had the pleasure of judging the finals of the ITG Youth Trumpet Competition.
Anne will be performing the second movement of Carson Cooman’s Sonata for Flugelhorn and Piano as part of the International Trumpet Guild’s 2017 conference during the New Works Recital on Friday June 2nd. For more information, please visit their website: ITG Conference 2017
Sonata for Flugelhorn and Piano, II. Ludus excerpt by Carson Cooman Anne McNamara, flugelhorn, Jessica McKee, piano,
Recorded by Arts Laureaute