Dr. McNamara is the Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Illinois State University in Normal, IL. For more information about the School of Music and other opportunities at the university, please visit the website: Illinois State University School of Music
Fall 2022: Graduate Assistantship available for the trumpet studio which involves performing in the I.S.U. Faculty Brass Quintet. More info coming soon!
ISU School of Music Audition dates are:
September 25, 2021 (for spring admission)
January 15, 2022
January 21, 2022
January 22, 2022
February 4, 2022
February 5, 2022
March 26, 2022
Previous students of Dr. McNamara have performed in the Orchestra of the Americas, KMEA Intercollegiate Band both as principal and section players and performed during the semi-finals of the undergraduate solo division in the National Trumpet Competition. In 2020 and 2021 the members of the I.S.U. Trumpet Ensemble advanced to the semi-finals of the National Trumpet Competition.