Marie Speziale Visit!

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!

Fall 2019 Events


Anne will be performing with the Heartland Festival Orchestra on Saturday September 21st. For more information, please visit:


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.


An Exciting Summer 2019

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

“A Winter’s Night” available for purchase!

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.

Happy New Year!

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:

Anne will teach and perform as a faculty member at the UK Summer Trumpet Institute. For more information, please visit:

2018-2019 Special CU Events

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

Busy Semester!

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


ITG Conference in San Antonio

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.”

CU Brass and Percussion Festival April 7th

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 ( 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!