Baylor Trumpet Studio Updates
"President's Own" Marine Band Audition:
Congratulations to Junior BME Sally Tepper on advancing to the semi-final round in her first pro audition!
US Air Force Band: audition invitations extended to studio members Stephen Spink (sophomore) and Joey Tkach (freshman) and BU Alum Ross Ahlhorn - Congrats gents!
National Trumpet Competition Semi-Finalists:
Baylor Green & Baylor Gold trumpet ensembles.
Abby Barto, Tyler Moore, Joey Tkach, Ross Mitchell, Luke Hoeft, Stephen Spink, Nathan Little, Sally Tepper, Cameron Abtahi, Chris Boulais and John Burton.
Graduate assistant, Clare Hogan will compete in the Graduate Solo Division as well as Baylor Alums Daniel Gerona (Univ. of Kansas), Chelsea Orr (Univ. of Colo.), Regan O'Connor (SMU) and Tammy Vaughn (UT-Austin).
Sally Tepper (junior) & Chris Boulais (senior) have been invited to audition for the US Army Ceremonial Band ("Pershing's Own") in March.
Chris Boulais is one of two brass majors to advance to the Concerto Competition. Sally Tepper and Joey Tkach will represent the brass area in the Semper Pro Musica solo competition.
ROSS AHLHORN (BM 2009)—now Dr. Ahlhorn (James Madison Univeristy) and recently appointed to the faculty of Washington and Lee University as Instructor of High Brass for the 2016-2017 school year!
ANDY LOTT (BM 2012)—congrats on your recent appointment as Principal Trumpet of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic!
Summer 2016 Festival Appointments/Awards:
Tamara Vaughn (MM)—Brevard Music Festival; ITG Conference Scholarship
Regan O'Connor (Senior)—Eastern Music Festival; scholarship to begin MM at SMU
Chris Boulais (Junior)—Texas Music Festival & finalist in ITG Mock Orchestra Audition
Sally Tepper (Sophomore)—Hot Springs and Bay View Music Festivals; ITG Conference Scholarship
Nathan Little (Freshman)—Brevard Music Festival
Stephen Spink (Freshman)—ITG Conference Scholarship; Raphael Mendez Brass Institute with Scholarship
Daniel Gerona (BM 2015)—Helsinki/Sibelius Brass Festival; Univ. of Kansas' summer opera orchestra, Eutin, Germany
Erika Izaguirre (MM 2015)—Chosen Vale
CONGRATULATIONS TO BEN HAUSER!
(BM 2014) on winning a position with the US Navy Band!