June 15th - June 27th 2020






+ Edward Carroll - Director - Bio

A native of Chicago and graduate of Juilliard (BM, MM), Edward Carroll (b. 1953) is a trumpeter, conductor, and teacher of international stature. He serves as Professor of Trumpet and Coordinator of Brass Studies at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Professor at the Bard Conservatory of Music, and as a Senior Lecturer at Dartmouth College. Previous appointments include Associate Professor at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music in 2007 — 2011 (assuming the role of brass area chair in 2009) ,the International Chair of Brass Studies at London’s Royal Academy of Music and Professor of Trumpet at the Rotterdam (NL) Conservatory. Edward Carroll is the Director of the Center for Advanced Musical Studies at Chosen Vale, and was responsible for the music programming of the California State Summer School of the Arts from 2006-2008. He also chaired the commissioning committee of the International Trumpet Guild (ITG) from 2005 — 2011.

Mr. Carroll has served as Principal Trumpet of the Rotterdam Philharmonic (James Conlon, Jeffrey Tate, and Valery Gergiev, Music Directors), the San Diego Symphony (David Atherton), and as Associate Principal Trumpet of the Houston Symphony (Lawrence Foster), touring most of the world’s major concert halls and festivals, and recording for Sony, EMI, Virgin, and Erato. A frequent guest with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Edward Carroll directed, recorded, and toured with the New York Trumpet Ensemble from 1979 to 1988. He has performed with the London Sinfonietta, Speculum Musicae, Music Today, I Musici di Montreal, Orpheus, the Bach Aria Group, the Handel and Haydn Society (Boston), and as soloist with many North American and European orchestras. Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Larry Polansky, Anne LeBaron, Bruce Adolphe, and Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Moravec are among the many composers that have written new music for him, and his many solo recordings can be found on the Sony, Vox, MHS, and Newport Classic labels.

Mr. Carroll has presented master classes at the Juilliard, Eastman, Mr. Carroll has presented master classes at the Juilliard, Eastman, and Manhattan Schools of Music, the Curtis Institute, Rice and Northwestern Universities, the Universities of Michigan and North Texas, the Interlochen Arts Academy, North Carolina School for the Arts, the Tanglewood Institute, as well as at the St. Petersburg Conservatory “Rimsky Korsakov” (Russia), the Central Conservatory of Beijing and Shanghai Conservatory (China), Bremen Trumpet Academy and Hochschulen für Musik Köln and Trossingen (Germany), The Paris Conservatoire (France), Liszt Academy of Budapest (Hungary) Sofia Conservatory (Bulgaria), Kuopio Conservatory (Finland), Novara Conservatorio “Guido Cantelli” and Bergamo Conservatorio “Gaetano Donizetti” (Italy) and in the UK at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (Glasgow), Royal Academy of Music (London), and Royal Northern Conservatory (Manchester). He is a frequent adjudicator of international competitions, including Porcia (Italy), Rangsit (Thailand), at the Central Conservatory (Beijing), chair of the Ellsworth Smith (Provo), Concert Artists Guild, Young Concert Artists, and Chamber Music America.



+ Marco Blaauw - bio

”From the very first moment I imagined a troubadour, who by the means of his art spreads news. That’s exactly what I want – by the means of my trumpet.”

Marco Blaauw has an international career as a soloist and is a member of the ensemble musikFabrik in Cologne, with whom he triggered a sensation as soloist in the American premiere of Stockhausen’s MICHAEL’S JOURNEY AROUND THE WORLD at the Lincoln Center Festival last summer. Marco Blaauw's goal is the further development of the trumpet, its technique and its repertoire. He works in close collaboration both with the established and younger composers of our time. Many works have been written especially for Blaauw or have been inspired by his playing, including compositions by Peter Eötvös, Rebecca Saunders, Richard Ayres and Isabel Mundry. Since 1998, Marco Blaauw has worked intensely with Karlheinz Stockhausen, and has premiered solo roles in scenes of the opera cycle LICHT. In August 2008 he presented the premiere of "HARMONIES for trumpet" from the cycle KLANG for the BBC in the Royal Albert Hall. Some of the orchestras and new music ensembles with which he has performed as soloist are: the Dutch Radio Symphony Orchestra, the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, WDR Radio Symphony Orchestra Cologne, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Klangforum Wien, London Sinfonietta, Schoenberg Ensemble and musikFabrik. Marco Blaauw's performances are widely documented in radio and CD Recordings. The first Solo CD "Blaauw" of his upcoming solo series was released in September 2005, is second Solo CD, HOT, came out in October 2006. In 2007 he presented "Improvisation" a duo album with Gijsbrecht Roye. In 2009 the 4th CD, for trumpet and live electronics, will be released. He is also active as a teacher with notable residencies since 2003 at the Stockhausen Courses Kuerten and in 2004 and 2006 at the International Summer Courses for new music in Darmstadt. From August 2008 Marco Blaauw is guest docent at the Music College of Lucerne, Switzerland.



+ Craig Morris - Bio

Craig Morris is a versatile performer well versed in all classical genres of music from Baroque to Contemporary. Regarded as a leading proponent for new music and original programming, Morris received a 2019 Grammy Nomination for Best Classical Instrumental Solo for his album Three Pieces in the Shape of a Square, featuring the music of Philip Glass. Craig Morris has also recently premiered major pieces by two leading American composers: a major new concerto by Joel Puckett titled The Fifteenth Night of the Moon and also The Lightning Fields, a major new work for trumpet and piano by Michael Daugherty. Morris is also featured in two solo recordings on the Naxos label: Concerto for Trumpet and Winds by Thom Sleeper on the album Reflections (another piece that was written for Morris), and his acclaimed debut solo album Permit Me Voyage, featuring his own original transcriptions of Debussy, Schumann, Brahms, and Barber.

Mr. Morris has an active recital touring schedule and has been featured as a soloist with ensembles and festivals around the world, including appearances with the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the Miami Bach Society, and numerous university wind ensembles including the University of Texas Wind Ensemble, the University of North Texas Wind Ensemble, and the Frost School of Music Wind Ensemble. Morris performed his Carnegie Hall debut as a soloist with the University of Miami Wind Ensemble, performing Andre Jolivet’s demanding Concerto No. 2. In 2018 Morris was a featured concerto soloist at the National Trumpet Competition, performing Thom Sleeper’s Concerto for Trumpet and Winds with the University of North Texas Wind Ensemble. He has also appeared at leading international festivals including Instrumenta Oaxaca, in Oaxaca, Mexico, the Schagerl Brass Festival, in Melk, Austria, the Blekinge International Brass Institute, in Karlskrona, Sweden, and the Beijing Modern Music Festival in Beijing, China. Prior to his work as a soloist, Morris served as Associate Principal Trumpet of the San Francisco Symphony and Principal Trumpet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, following the legendary Adolph “Bud” Herseth in that chair. Still active as an orchestral performer, Mr. Morris has served as guest principal trumpet with the St. Louis Symphony, the Swedish Radio Orchestra, the Jacksonville Symphony, and the San Diego Symphony. Since 2007, Mr. Morris has been the principal trumpet of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, the world’s leading orchestral new music festival, where he has worked closely with some of the leading composers of our time.

Currently based in Miami, Florida, Craig Morris is the Trumpet Professor at the Frost School of Music. He has been a Yamaha Artist since 2015.


+ Stephanie Richards - Bio

Traveling the spaces between new music, improvisation and performance art, Brooklyn-based trumpeter and composer Stephanie Richards examines the physical, visual and auditory interactions of live music performance. As reflected in her recently commissioned works, Rotations for twelve choreographed musicians and carousel organ and Trading Futures for six hundred choreographed found sound surfaces, Stephanie’s theatrical tendencies often result in compositional collaborations of sound, sight and movement.

Stephanie has become a prominent voice in experimental improvisation, collaborating with artists such as improvisational pioneers Henry Threadgill, Butch Morris, John Zorn and Anthony Braxton, composer Helmut Lachenmann and performance artists Mike Kelly, Laurie Anderson and Yoko Ono. As a founding member of Asphalt Orchestra, created by the new music collective Bang on a Can, Stephanie has worked with David Byrne, St. Vincent, Susan Marshall, Tyondai Braxton among others, and has also performed alongside Kronos Quartet, The Pixies, Kanye West, A-Trak and Common.

Championing new music, Stephanie has premiered her own works from stages as varied as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center to smaller iconic stages at the Blue Note and The Stone. While her performances survey a panorama of musical genres ranging from free improvisation, jazz, hip hop, punk and contemporary classical music, it is the collaboration with space and surface that unifies Stephanie’s creative pursuits. She holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, McGill University, California Institute of the Arts and has held residency at Stanford University. A recent addition to the faculty of music at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Stephanie continues to encourage the performance and commissioning of jazz and new music as Vice-President of the Festival of New Trumpet (FONT) alongside trumpeter Dave Douglas.

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+ Marc Geujon - Bio

Geujon is Principal Trumpet "Super-Soliste" of the Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Paris and Professor in the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSMDP), he appears frequently in master-classes and recitals in Europe, Asia and United-States. Before joigning the Opéra National de Paris Mr. Geujon was Principal trumpet in the orchestras of Garde Républicaine, Mulhouse, Orchestre de Picardie and Orchestre de chambre de Paris. He has also appeared as guest principal in orchestras such as Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de Lille, NDR Sinfonieorchester of Hambourg, DSO-Berlin, Jenaer Philharmonie, RTV Ljubljana and the Séoul KBS Symphony. As a soloist, he has played with Opéra National de Paris, Garde Républicaine, Orchestre de Picardie, Orchestre de Rouen, Baltic Chamber Orchestra, Paul Kuentz Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Chamber orchestra, and the Gran Canaria orchestra. In 2013, he played the French Premiere of Matthias Pintscher’s "Chutes d’étoiles” for two Trumpets with Reinhold Friedrich and Opéra National de Paris orchestra, under the composer’s baton. Several pieces are dedicated to him. He is also a member of the Opéra de Paris brass quintet.


+ John Wallace - Bio

John Wallace grew up in the Brass Band tradition in Scotland. In 1965 he toured Europe with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and went on to become Principal Trumpet with the Philharmonia Orchestra after periods with the Royal Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestras as Assistant Principal.
In 1986 John created his flexible brass interest group, The Wallace Collection, who made over 30 solo and ensemble CDs and undertook a wide variety of performance tours and innovative musical projects. During his first career as a trumpet player, John played concertos with many conductors including Simon Rattle, Andrew Davis, Riccardo Muti, Giseppe Sinopoli, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Leonard Slatkin, and premiered new works by Malcolm Arnold, Peter Maxwell Davies, Harrison Birtwistle, James Macmillan, Tim Souster, Robert Saxton, Mark Anthony Turnage, HK Gruber and Dominic Muldeowny amongst many others. In 2002 he returned to Scotland to become Principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, a multidisciplinary institution of Drama, Dance, Production, Screen and Music. He left this position in September 2014 to resume his musical career, reforming The Wallace Collection, and composing new music for brass. With Trevor Herbert he co-edited the Cambridge University Press Companion to Brass Instruments and, with Alexander McGrattan, wrote a history of The Trumpet, published in 2012 by Yale University Press. John was awarded the OBE in 1995 in recognition of his distinguished services to Music, and the CBE in 2011 for services to Dance, Music and Drama in Scotland.


+ Bill Williams - Bio

Bill Williams has a diverse career as a trumpeter, performance coach, teacher and advisor to arts organizations worldwide. His performance activities have included concerts, recordings and tours as principal trumpet and soloist with orchestras including the San Francisco Symphony, the Berner Symphonieorchester, the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra and many others in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. As a chamber musician, he has been a regular collaborator with ensembles including the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Modern and the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. He is a faculty member and advisor at the Music Academy of the West and performs as solo trumpet of the Menuhin Festival Orchestra in Gstaad, Switzerland.

In demand internationally as a performance psychology coach, Bill maintains a private practice in Santa Barbara, California and has served as performance psychology faculty/lecturer at institutions including the New World Symphony, the Juilliard School, the Eastman School of Music, the University of Michigan, the Yong Siew Conservatory (Singapore) and the Lausanne Conservatory. His clients have gone onto careers as members of the world’s leading ensembles. As Dean of the New World Symphony, he led an expansion of program activities during a transformative time in the organization’s history, developing interdisciplinary partnerships with institutions including the MIT Media Lab, the Parsons School of Design and Stanford University. A member of the inaugural Artist/Faculty of Youth Music Culture Guangdong, he has collaborated with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, conductor Michael Stern and members of the Silk Road Ensemble on a pioneering global cultural initiative.

Bill completed his undergraduate studies at the Eastman School of Music as a student of Charles Geyer and Barbara Butler, receiving the Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance.. He is also the recipient of a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology from the New School for Social Research in New York. His graduate research focused on the unintended consequences of thought suppression during performance.



Guest Artists & Collaborators



+ Rebecca Wilt - Collaborative Piano - Bio

Rebecca Wilt has received national and international recognition as a virtuoso collaborative pianist. She has worked with many of the world’s prominent wind instrument performers, as well as some of the country’s foremost vocalists, and has performed in many of the world’s greatest venues in North America, Europe, and Asia. Ms. Wilt studied with John Wustman, “dean of American accompanists” and pianist for Luciano Pavorotti, as well as Jon Spong, pianist for Sherrill Milnes, and Jessica Paul. She has worked with singers Cynthia Lawerence, Phyllis Bryn-Julson, Shirley Verrett, Cheryl Studer, Dawn Upshaw, Jennifer Lane, Eleni Matos, Stuart Neill, William Warfield, Stanley Jackson, and Scott Bearden. She has also served as pianist and vocal coach for several opera productions, including, La Boheme, La Traviata, Cosi fan Tutte, Die Fledermaus, Le Nozze di Figaro, Romeo et Juliette, Albert Herring, and Susannah, among others. In addition to degrees in vocal coaching/accompanying, Rebecca also holds two degrees in vocal performance.

Ms. Wilt has performed in collaboration with members of the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the National Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She has also been the premiere pianist for many of the nation’s wind-instrument conferences and competitions, including: the National Brass Symposium, the Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Competition, the International Trumpet Guild Conference, the National Trumpet Competition, the ARTS competition, the International Trombone Association, the International Horn Society, the North American Saxophone Alliance, the World Saxophone Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair, the National Flute Association, the Music Teacher’s National Association, the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute, the Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Competition, the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference, the Tromp Muziek Biennale, and the International Women’s Brass Conference. She frequently gives workshops and master classes at universities and colleges all over the country on topics involving vocal coaching, instrumental chamber music, rehearsing with a pianist, and the competition road.

Rebecca has been on the faculty at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, the University of Kentucky, Messiah College, Central Michigan University and the Interlochen Arts Academy. In addition, she is on the summer faculty for the Center for Advanced Musical Studies in Enfield, New Hampshire, and has been on the vocal coaching staff at the AIMS Festival in Graz, Austria, as well as appearing as guest artist at various festivals all over the world.

+ Bob Malone - Yamaha Corporation of America - Bio

Bob Malone is Director of research and development at the Yamaha Corporation of America. Trumpets in his design are played by leading performers across the world.


+ Alexandria Smith - Multimedia - Bio

Praised by The New York Times for her “appealingly melancholic sound” and “entertaining array of distortion effects,” Alexandria Smith is a trumpeter, composer, curator, and multimedia artist studying at the University of California San Diego (DMA). Her current projects focus on the use of biofeedback as an interfacing tool for musicians, interactive media (audio and visual), and performance based research. Previous engagements include her week (curation) at the Stone, performances at the La Semana Internacional de Improvisación, trumpet and electronics Luminous Tubes Concert at the FONT Festival 2019, performing as a soloist in the Martha Graham Dance Company 90th Anniversary Concert, Anthony Coleman's 60th Birthday Concert, John Zorn's Improv Night at the Stone, performances with her duo, a&k (with bassist Kathryn Schulmeister), and as an ensemble member of Lorin Maazel's Castleton Festival.


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