Get your chops in shape with 20 hours of activities including individual and ensemble coaching, as well as special performances by Charles Lazarus and David Baldwin.
All participants will play in trumpet ensembles with each other and with Charles & David. Everyone receives free CDs, sheet music, and discounts on musical products, and you'll get time to explore The Trumpet Shop - Schmitt Music's trumpet showroom featuring the best selection in the Midwest!
New This Year:
- Ensemble performance at the Basilica of St. Mary
- New, in-depth seminar topics
- Time for everyone to play
- In-store discounts at Schmitt Music Trumpet Shop!
- Over 20 hours of study, rehearsing & performing
- Cross-training for brass - how to develop versatility
- Learning in the age of social media
- Embouchure techniques
- Conquering pre-performance nerves
- Making the most of limited practice time
- Breathing fundamentals and much more!
Friday, August 23 - Monday, August 26 at Schmitt Music Brooklyn Center
- Fri: 5:30pm - 8pm
- Sat: 9am - 11:30am, lunch break, 1pm - 3:30pm
- Sun: 9:30am - Performance at Basilica of St. Mary, Mpls.
lunch break, 12:30pm - 3:30pm (at Schmitt Music)
- Mon: 9am - 11:30am, short break
12pm - Final Performance at Schmitt Music
• Fee: $199 (includes lunch daily & free parking)
• Admission Requirements: Students must know all major and minor scales and have something prepared to play for the class
More about the instructors:
David Baldwin is Professor of Trumpet at the University of Minnesota School of Music in Minneapolis. He conducts the University Brass Choir, an 18-member ensemble which has several recordings to its credit. He is an active soloist, ensemble player, composer, arranger and teacher. He has over 100 arrangements and compositions published by G. Schirmer, Shawnee Press, Theodore Presser and others. Baldwin also serves as leader of the Summit Hill Brass Quintet. This group has eight CDs to their credit including Music for Al's Breakfast, four original Baldwin compositions; and American as Apple Pie, a lively collection of all-American music.
Dr. Baldwin received a Bachelor of Music degree from Baldwin-Wallace College and MM, MMA, and DMA degrees from Yale University. From 1969-71 Baldwin was a member of the United States Military Academy Band at West Point, New York. He is also founding Secretary and a past member of the Board of Directors of the International Trumpet Guild. Dr. Baldwin's teachers include Robert Nagel, Raymond Crisara, William Vacchiano, Bernard Adelstein, Charles Gorham and Eric Duro. In Minnesota, he has performed with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra and the Bach Chamber Players of St. Paul.
Dr. Baldwin lives in St. Paul with his wife, Dr. Christine Baldwin, a clinical psychologist. He is an active calligrapher and has had many sponsored shows of his artwork. Click here to learn more about Dr. Baldwin.
Charles Lazarus is known for his distinctive blend of lounge/exotica and funk fired jazz. The trumpeter/composer's eclectic career has been met with acclaim from critics worldwide. Lazarus made his main stage Carnegie Hall solo debut with the New York String Orchestra at the age of 19 while still a student at The Juilliard School in New York. He has been a member of the Dallas Brass, Meridian Arts Ensemble, Canadian Brass, and currently the Minnesota Orchestra. He has been on the trumpet faculties of Princeton University and St. Olaf College, and has performed and taught master classes in every US state, Canada, South America and throughout Europe and Asia.
Lazarus has performed his own compositions for the Montreal and Ottawa international jazz festivals, live on Radio Canada, for music videos that have aired nationally on Canadian television, and as an opening act for Tony Bennett. He has performed with the New York Trumpet Ensemble, The New York Big Brass, The London Brass, and the Montreal Symphony and has been a soloist with the Minnesota Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Florida Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy, and the Bach Society among others. He has recorded for television and Imax film scores, as well as major symphony orchestras and numerous classical, pop and jazz ensembles. Lazarus released his debut solo CD, Solo Settings, in 2005 and followed up with a second recording, Zabava, in 2008. Click here learn more about Charles Lazarus.