West Chester University
Annual International Trumpet Festival
February 23-24, 2018
Registration for the 2018 WCU International Trumpet Festival will be available on-site at West Chester University School of Music via cash or check on the days of the event.
Cost is $40 for adults & $30 for students for the weekend and include all three concerts.
Don’t forget to bring your trumpet and participate in the festival mass trumpet ensemble.
Praised for his beautiful cornet playing, Bryan Appleby-Wineberg has traveled the world as performer, teacher, and soloist. He spent a year living in England, immersed in the culture, and performing with the world famous Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band as well as the Lindley Band. As a result, he shares his love and knowledge of the Brass Band with students and colleagues alike serving as Principal Cornet/Assistant Conductor of the award-winning Atlantic Brass Band and is Musical Director of both the Atlantic-Rowan Prep Youth Brass Band and The Rowan University Brass Band.
A founding member of Tromba Mundi, Bryan’s role in the ensemble varies from principal player, to arranger, to straight man. Despite constantly lobbying for more pieces with cornet, he is willing to serve any role within the ensemble. On another note, he is the most anti-social member of the group.
Bryan is Professor of Trumpet and Head of Brass at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. In that role, he teaches studio trumpet, conducts the Rowan University Brass Band, performs with the Faculty Brass Quintet, and teaches trumpet class for music education majors. In 2006, he hosted the International Trumpet Guild Conference, and was co-host of the 2017 International Women’s Brass Conference.
He currently serves as Principal Trumpet of the Bay-Atlantic Symphony and has performed with many ensembles including the Cleveland Orchestra, The Indianapolis Symphony, the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and The Opera Company of Philadelphia. For four seasons, he served as Principal Trumpet of the Haddonfield Symphony and Brass Quintet.
Bryan holds degrees from The Oberlin Conservatory of Music (B.M in Trumpet and Music Education) where he studied with Anthony Plog, Jean Moorhead Libbs, and Cleveland Orchestra member, Charles Couch; The Cleveland Institute of Music (M.M. in Trumpet) where studied with James Darling of the Cleveland Orchestra, did additional work with Cleveland Orchestra members Michael Sachs and David Zauder, and was awarded the Bernard Adelstine Prize in Trumpet; and The Mason Gross School of Music at Rutgers University (D.M.A. in Trumpet) where he studied with Peter Bond of The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.
Bryan lives in Glassboro, NJ with his wife Sarah (a Midwife and Nurse-Practitioner in Women’s Health). They have two daughters, Hannah and Kathryn.
Atlantic Brass Band
Originally formed as the Wheaton Brass Band by Yorkshire-born Herb Roselle in 1984, the three-time National Champion Atlantic Brass Band, is one of the premier volunteer performing ensembles in the greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey area and are artists-in-residence at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. Comprised of professional musicians, professors, educators, and community members, the band is committed to bringing the arts to the community through entertainment, educational collaborations, and fundraising efforts for local schools and charities.
The Atlantic Brass Band, a member of the North American Brass Band Association, is a traditional British style brass band. Instrumentation includes an Eb soprano cornet, 10 Bb cornets, 1 flugelhorn, 3 tenor horns, 2 baritone horns, 2 euphoniums, 2 tenor trombones, 1 bass trombone, 2 Eb basses, 2 Bb basses, and up to 5 percussionists. Performances throughout the year at a variety of conferences, festivals, and concert venues with a repetoire spanning hymns, marches, orchestral transcriptions, pop music, and traditional brass band literature make this group a favorite throughout the region. The band has previously performed at Cape May Victorian Week, the Great American Brass Band Festival, the Gettysburg Brass Band Festival, the International Trumpet Guild Conference, and the National Trumpet Competition, and has performed internationally with a tour of Italy, two tours of England, and an appearance at both NATO JFC Brunssum and the World Brass Band Championship in Kerkrade, Netherlands.
The band has been privileged to work with world renowned musicians, conductors, adjudicators, and composers Phil Harper, the Cory Band, Steve Sykes, Garry Cutt, Mark Frost, Ronald Waiksnoris, the New York Staff Band, Tyrone Breuninger, Stephen Bulla, James Gourlay, Dr. Nicholas Childs, the Black Dyke Band, Philip Smith, Peter Graham, Iain David Culross, Ronald Romm, Jens Lindemann, Peter Graham, Brett Baker, Peter Bond, Craig Roberts, and David Childs.
Recent initiatives to promote brass banding include the inception of the Mid-Atlantic Brass Band Festival in 2012, an annual event including masterclasses, clinics, solo competitions, and band performances that culminated in 2016 with hosting the #1 brass band in the world, the Cory Band from Wales, UK, as well as the collaborative effort with Rowan Prep to form the Rowan Prep Atlantic Youth Brass Band, an introductory brass band experience for area middle and high school musicians. CD recordings are undertaken every 2-3 years, with a new CD expected out in December 2017.
Dr. Scott Belck currently serves at the Director of Jazz Studies, the Division Head of Ensembles and Conducting, and Professor of Music at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) where he directs the CCM Jazz Orchestra and teaches applied Jazz Trumpet.
He is a founding member of critically acclaimed Tromba Mundi contemporary trumpet ensemble and has recently toured as a member of Grammy Award winning funk legend Bootsy Collins’ Funk Unity Band as lead trumpet. He has served as trumpet and cornet soloist with the Air Force Band of Flight in Dayton, Ohio where he also held the post of musical director for the Air Force Night Flight Jazz Ensemble. He is the Founding the Artistic Director Emeritus of the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra. On Monday nights in Cincinnati, he serves as lead trumpet and musical director for the new Flying Circus Big Band featuring drummer “Baron” John Von Ohlen.
As a clinician, he has presented clinics at colleges and universities across the United States including the University of Michigan, the University of Tennessee, the University of Dayton, West Chester University Arizona State, as well as in Canada, the United Kingdom and Brazil. He has also presented clinics for the International Trumpet Guild’s International Conference in Philadelphia, the Ohio Music Educator’s Conference, the Arizona Music Educator’s Conference, the Beavercreek Jazz Festival, at the National Trumpet Competition and many others.
His playing credits include recordings lead trumpet/guest soloist with the Cincinnati Pops featuring the Manhattan Transfer and John Pizzarelli, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Van Dells, and jazz soloist with the University of North Texas One O’clock Lab Band with whom he recorded four CDs as jazz soloist and section trumpet.
He has performed as principal/lead trumpet with the St. Louis Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lexington Philharmonic, the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, and as section trumpet with the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra and the Duluth Festival Opera.
He has performed as lead trumpet for shows/concerts of Christian McBride, Jimmy Heath, Aretha Franklin, Gerald Wilson, the Detroit Jazz Festival Orchestra, Linda Ronstadt, John Lithgow, Donna Summer, Maureen McGovern, Michael Feinstein, Lalo Rodriguez, Sandy Patti, Tito Puente Jr., Tommy Tune, Manhattan Transfer, Lou Rawls, Patti Austen, The Coasters, Yes, Ben Vereen, Doc Severinsen, the Temptations, Olivia Newton-John, Neil Sedaka, the Blue Wisp Big Band, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, the Dayton Jazz Orchestra, the Ink Spots, the Four Freshmen, The Frankie Avalon, Fabian, Bobby Riddell, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Frankie Valli, The Maritime Jazz Orchestra of Canada as well as touring Broadway shows and regional and national recording sessions.
He has performed as a leader, musical director, or sideman with many top jazz players on the scene today including: Fred Hersch, Rich Perry, Adam Nussbaum, Lew Soloff, Randy Brecker, Slide Hampton, Jim McNeely, Claudio Roditi, John Riley, Rick Margitza, Bob Belden, Jimmy Heath, Bobby Watson, Tom Harrell, Tim Hagans, Regina Carter, Wes Anderson, John Hollenbeck, Steve Turre, Conrad Herwig, Gordon Brisker, Hank Marr, Marvin Stamm, Gerry Mulligan, Kenny Garrett, John Fedchock, Phil Woods, Ed Soph, John LaBarbera and Diane Schuur.
He has also served as the Artistic Director of the Dayton Jazz Orchestra, the Jazz Central Big Band, and the Miami Valley Jazz Camp in Ohio. He is the author of the text “Modern Flexibilities for Brass”, published by Meredith Music and distributed by Hal Leonard. In his spare time, he is the CEO and founder of Lip Slur World Headquarters.
Scott Belck is a Yamaha Performing Artist.
Hailed for his pure tone and musical finesse,International soloist and educator Jean-Christophe Dobrzelewski has appeared in numerous solo performances with orchestras, wind bands, piano, and mixed chamber ensembles within the United States, as well as around the Globe.
An active freelancer in the Philadelphia region, Dobrzelewski holds the positions of Professor of Trumpet and Interim Assistant Dean at West Chester University of Pennsylvania School of Music, Conference Director for the International Trumpet Guild, and founding member of the Grammy nominated Tromba Mundi Trumpet Ensemble.
In addition, Jean-Christophe is brass coordinator and resident faculty for the Aruba Symphony Summer Festival. Formerly, he held the position as co-principal trumpet of the Midland-Odessa Symphony and the Lone Star Brass in Texas.
Jean-Christophe’s solo recordings include CDs such as Tryptique, Tryptique Renewal, and Eternal Source of Light Divine with organ. Chamber music recordings from Tromba Mundi include Tromba Mundi, Sinfonia Americana,and Quest for Adventure. In addition, he can be heard on the MSR Classics recording of American music for brass and wind ensemble, Shadowcatcher(2011), a project for which he served as Executive Producer and was made possible thanks to funding he received from a National Endowment for the Arts grant. All recordings are available on iTunes.
Jean-Christophe has participated as editor and typesetter in over 150 works on the Hickman Music Edition catalogue. He has also published several chamber music arrangements, as well as a set of sixteen-volume of orchestral excerpts for trumpet. These excerpt books are widely used around the world and have been recommended study material for previous New York Philharmonic trumpet auditions.
Jean-Christophe Dobrzelewski received a “Prix de Trompette” from the Rueil-Malmaison Conservatory of Music in Paris, a Master of Music from the University of Maine, and a Doctor of Music Arts degree from Arizona State University, all in the area of performance. Former teachers include David Hickman, Eric Aubier, Guy Touvron, Wolfgang Bauer, and Jean-Francois Michel.
He is a Stomvi Artist and Clinician, and exclusively plays Stomvi instruments.
Ashley Hall is an internationally renowned trumpet soloist, chamber musician, and clinician. From small rural villages in the developing world to grand concert halls, both personally and professionally Ashley has engaged in her passion for building community and inviting people into the experience of music as a tool for connection.
As the principal trumpet of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Ashley enjoys regular cross-discipline artistic collaborations in untraditional and traditional performance spaces in connection with their highly successful Sommermusik Festival. She also held the position of third trumpet with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra from 2003-2012, and has performed with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Charlotte Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, Winston-Salem Symphony, Greensboro Symphony, Asheville Symphony, New World Symphony Orchestra, and Sinfonia Gulf Coast.
Her work as a soloist and recitalist has taken her around the globe including performances in Taiwan, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Mexico and China. Recent career highlights include solo appearances in Taipei, Taiwan with the Grace Orchestra, multiple performances of B Minor Mass, and cornet solos with the North Carolina Brass Band and the Sheldon Theatre Brass Band. As Concert Master of the North Carolina Brass Band, member of Carolina Brass and associate artist with the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass, Mrs. Hall enjoys a busy and diverse performance calendar. 2017 season highlights include multiple solo recital tours, touring with Stiletto Brass Quintet, an Asia tour with the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass, returning as guest artist to the Great American Brass Band Festival, and being the featured trumpet solo artist at the International Women’s Brass Conference.
Ashley served as the Interim Professor of Trumpet at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts from 2016-2017, and has held collegiate teaching positions at St. Olaf College and the University of Dayton. With vast experience in Arts Education, Ashley served on the board of directors for the Rochester Symphony (MN), helping the Symphony reimagine its Educational Outreach programming. In collaboration with the Dayton Arts Institute, she and her husband developed “Art and Music: Making the Connection”—an educational program helping students to see the connections between visual art and music as they evolved over time.
In the fall of 2007, Mrs. Hall released her debut album entitled, “Behold Him”, a collection of hymns for solo trumpet. As a committed follower of Jesus, she has given ministry concerts worldwide. Mrs. Hall has also recorded two CD’s with EUROBRASS, “Give Thanks to the Lord”, and “Worthy is the Lord.”
Mrs. Hall holds a bachelor’s degree in trumpet performance from the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music and an artist diploma from the Longy School of Music.
When not traveling and performing, she enjoys her second career as a mother to two incredible children, Morgan and Kevin, and as a wife/best friend to Nathan Tighe.
She proudly endorses GR Mouthpieces.
Praised as “one of the finest trumpeters of his generation,” John Marchiando is an active soloist who has performed with ensembles across the globe, including appearances with the Summit Brass, Denver Municipal Band, New Mexico Philharmonic, United States Navy Band, Santa Fe Symphony, Albuquerque Concert Band, Canticum Novum, La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, Chatter 20-21, and more. He has performed recitals and solos at the International Trumpet Guild Conference, Rafael Méndez Brass Institute, Thailand Brass and Percussion Conference, International Trumpet Festival at West Chester University, National Trumpet Competition, CBDNA National Conference, and at universities and high schools worldwide.
John’s presence in Tromba Mundi is one of significant importance; he will play principal on all the hardest music that no one else will even touch. He is a gifted trumpeter with a gorgeous sound who is equally at home in chamber music, soloing, sitting in the back of the orchestra, or carrying Tromba Mundi on his back.
John currently serves as Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico. Additionally, he performs as Principal Trumpet with the New Mexico Philharmonic, Trumpeter in the Summit Brass and Trumpeter in Tromba Mundi. A committed music educator, Marchiando has given master classes and clinics worldwide, including at renowned institutions such as the Rafael Méndez Brass Institute, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), University of Illinois, University of Colorado, University of Denver, Royal Northern College of Music (UK), Messiah College, and West Chester University (PA).
John can be heard on recordings with Tromba Mundi, and Summit Brass. His can also be heard on his most recent recordings; Arrows of Time, with the University of New Mexico Wind Symphony, which features trumpet solos with band, and A Brass Menagerie: The Music of John Cheetham, with the Enchantment Brass, a showcase for the brass quintet and brass choir music of the UNM Distinguished Alumnus.
John considers himself extremely fortunate to study with some of the greatest trumpet virtuosi in the world, including David Hickman, Armando Ghitalla, Charles Daval, Raymond Mase, Chris Gekker and Ramon Parcells.
John Marchiando is an S.E. Shires performing artist.
William Stowman (Bill) has enjoyed an extensive career as a trumpet performer and teacher. The product of a small, but excellent music program in rural Pennsylvania, he went on to enjoy opportunities that have involved solo recordings, ensemble recordings, and the chance to work with countless students from across the United States.
Bill’s role in Tromba Mundi is simple: curb appeal. In addition to his beautiful lyrical playing, Bill is the clear choice to be the group’s spokesmodel/spokesperson. It is safe to say that William Stowman is the public face of Tromba Mundi. Look, we realize that isn’t saying much, but let’s just go with it.
Bill is Professor of Trumpet and Chair of the Department of at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, PA where he teaches trumpet, directs the Jazz Ensembles and conducts the Trumpet Ensemble. He is the recipient of the Dr. Robert and Marilyn Smith Award for Excellence in Teaching at Messiah College and has also received the Citation of Excellence for Teaching at the College Level from the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association. In 2009, he hosted the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Harrisburg, PA along with his colleague and friend, Rebecca Wilt. In 2014 and 2015, he served as Host for the National Trumpet Competition.
As a trumpeter, he regularly performs and records with Tromba Mundi, and the Messiah College Faculty Brass Quintet. He is the Founder and Musical Director of BrassCross, a unique ensemble comprised of faculty and students from Messiah College who recently released a recording of the antiphonal music of Gabrieli. He has performed and recorded with The Keystone Wind Ensemble, The Harrisburg Opera Orchestra, The North Texas Wind Symphony, The Philadelphia Brass, The Lexington Philharmonic (KY), and The San Angelo Symphony (TX.) In 2011, he has released two solo recordings; A Matter of Seconds and A Timeless Place. Both have met with critical acclaim.
A student of renown trumpet pedagogue, Keith Johnson, Bill holds the DMA in Trumpet Performance from The University of North Texas. He earned the MA and MMed from Eastern Kentucky University as a student of Kevin Eisensmith. His bachelor’s degree in Music Education is from Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he studied with Dr. William Becker. As a young trumpeter growing up in western Pennsylvania he began his trumpet studies with George Monaco and also credits Donald Routch and Nancy Hills for early inspiration and guidance.
He lives in Mechanicsburg, PA with his wife Lynn and their four children.
Joey Tartell’s accomplishments as a trumpet player would look like a wish list for anyone else. His playing has afforded him the opportunity to see the world and perform with some of the greatest artists on the planet. Primarily recognized for his prowess as a lead trumpet player, Joey’s resume is as varied as his musical interests and as a result he has also enjoyed years of playing with orchestras, teaching, and of course, blogging to ensure a positive influence on generations of new trumpet players.
Joey’s job description in Tromba Mundi is truly unbelievable; “Must play trumpets in all keys, possess your own bass trumpet, and have a double C ready at the drop of a hat.” He is the amazing one, the one who willingly walks on stage to fulfill the roles of basso profundo and colatura soprano… on the same piece.
Before joining the faculty of Indiana University where he serves as Associate Professor of Trumpet and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Joey enjoyed a career as an in-demand lead and free lance trumpet player. Joey was the lead player for Maynard Ferguson, touring the United States, Australia, Asia, and Europe, and can be heard on the recording “These Cats Can Swing.” He also played lead for the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, including a State Department tour of Egypt; the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors, including a State Department tour of India and appearances at the Montreux and North Sea Jazz Festivals; and the Glenn Miller Orchestra.
Joey is a regular guest lead trumpet/soloist with several orchestras for Pops concerts, including serving as the Guest Principal for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s entire 2014-15 Pops season. He has also played with the St. Louis, Houston, Cincinnati, Detroit, National Arts Centre (Ottawa), and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras. Also active in the recording studios, he has recorded for the Bob and Tom Show, Hal Leonard Publications, Shawnee Press, Cedar Point Amusement Park, Williams Gaming, and many others. Joey has also toured with Boston Brass and Canadian Brass.
Active as a soloist and guest clinician, he was recently featured at both the International Trumpet Guild conference and the National Trumpet Competition. He maintains an active calendar as a clinician nationally, presenting clinics from Boise, Idaho to Tallahassee, Florida last year alone.
Joey had the great fortune to study with Barbara Butler, Mel Broiles,Gil Johnson, and Vince DiMartino. All that you enjoy in his playing came from them. In an effort to provide good information for trumpet players around the world, Joey maintains a blog at joeytartell.com.
Robert Skoniczin is a native of southeastern Pennsylvania and has enjoyed a varied career as a trumpeter and teacher in the region and beyond. An active freelance musician and noted pedagogue in the region, he is well known to concertgoers.
Rob’s role in Tromba Mundi has been the go-to utility player that every organization dreams of having. At one time or another, he has subbed for, covered for, and perhaps even lied for every person in the ensemble. We are thrilled to have him as a regular member of the group for this tour!
Rob isprincipal trumpet with OperaDelaware and has performed with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Delaware Symphony Orchestra, Bach Choir (and Festival Orchestra) of Bethlehem (PA), New Jersey Opera Theatre, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ballet, Peter Nero and the Phillly Pops, Philadelphia Orchestra Community Outreach, Reading Symphony, Ocean City Pops, Wilmington String Ensemble, Gramercy Brass Orchestra, Sammy Kaye Orchestra and Brian Pastor Big Band. Mr. Skoniczin has played for numerous touring Broadway shows in Philadelphia and Wilmington. He has backed various star attractions such as Martina McBride, Anne Murray, Pete Fountain, Collin Raye, Marvin Hamlisch and Mannheim Steamroller and performed for such dignitaries as Mother Teresa and former Chinese President Jiang Zemin during their visits to the United States. Mr. Skoniczin can be heard on several recordings including Manhattan Transfer’s DVD The Christmas Concert, American Anthems with the Gramercy Brass Orchestra and numerous spots for NFL Films.
After graduating as the valedictorian of his high school class, Mr. Skoniczin received a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Gettysburg College and his Master of Music in Orchestral Performance from Manhattan School of Music. His principal teachers have included Vince Penzarella of the New York Philharmonic and Christopher Tranchitella of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. In 2002, Mr. Skoniczin received the Cecil Collins Award from Manhattan School of Music for Outstanding Brass Performance.
In 2007, Rob was named associate conductor for Bravo Brass, the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Brass Ensemble program. This ensemble is designed to further the musicianship of advanced middle school and high school brass and percussion players of the greater Delaware Valley region.
Rob is a member of the National Band Association, the International Trumpet Guild, the American Federation of Musicians and Phi Beta Kappa.
Founded in 2007 for the sole purpose of the exploration, promotion and performance of new works for trumpet ensemble,Tromba Mundi has recorded several world premiere compositions and continues to commission new music for the genre. Tromba Mundi is dedicated to drawing the attention of students, professionals and brass music aficionados to the thrilling sounds of the trumpet ensemble!
Each member of the ensemble is a professional performer and professor from various universities across the United States. Members have performed frequently with ensembles such as the Cincinnati Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Summit Brass, New Mexico Philharmonic, Keystone Wind Ensemble, Atlantic Brass Band, Woody Herman Orchestra, Maynard Ferguson’s Big Bop Nouveau, Glenn Miller Band and more. Several Tromba Mundi members also have critically acclaimed solo recordings.
Tromba Mundi released their debut CD, Music for Trumpet Ensemble, in 2008 which features seven premiere recordings as well as works the from standard competition repertoire. Their second recording, Sinfonia Americana, was just released in February, 2013 and is comprised soley of premiere recordings, several of which were composed for Tromba Mundi.
The Criterions Jazz Ensemble
West Chester University Criterions Jazz Ensemble are one of the longest running collegiate jazz bands in the country.
Started in 1920 as a dance band, they have since become one of West Chester University’s premiere ensembles with performances throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Alumni of the band have gone on to prestigious careers, including performing in U.S. military ensembles and as arrangers and composers. The Criterions perform on campus every semester, as well as performances at area high school jazz festivals and other regional venues. Aside from the Criterions, West Chester University’s School of Music Jazz program includes both performance based ensembles and classes in improvisation, arranging/composition and Jazz history, all designed to provide a well-rounded experience for interested students.
Other Jazz performance opportunities include the Statesmen Jazz Band, Latin Jazz Ensemble, and Jazz Combos.
Schedule of Events
Friday February 23, 2018
This event is made possible in part by a grant from the International Trumpet Guild.