Originally from Santa Monica, California, Dr. Gardner has been teaching students for more than a decade. Prior to his appointment at the University of Colorado Boulder, Dr. In New York, Dr. Gardner enjoyed a successful free-lance and teaching career. Under the direction of Dr. Gardner since , the Oklahoma State University Trumpet Studio is one of the most visible and distinguished trumpet studios in the country. Within the last five years, Dr. They have performed to standing ovations and rave reviews at five International Trumpet Guild Conferences where his students have also won first place in both the Solo and Orchestral Excerpts competitions. Graduates from the OSU studio go on to study at prestigious graduate schools, to teach at outstanding high school programs and to play professionally in orchestras, brass quintets and military bands.
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It was the first recording of many newly discovered works for multiple trumpets by Heinrich Bieber, Samuel Scheidt, Giovanni Gabrieli and other baroque era composers. In the 's, Mark Gould assumed the leadership of the ensemble and changed the direction of the music. The ensemble began to perform traditional jazz arranged for the unusual combination of 4 trumpets, piano and tuba. Gould's first son was born. The demands of family and the Metropolitan Opera were too much for the group and it was disbanded, to be re-born in
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Mark has graciously allowed me to re-share them here. His playing was impeccable: accurate, exciting and dramatic. He was fearless. Under pressure, he always rose to the occasion. Mel would play an entire opera season and rarely miss a note. Mel was principal trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera from until he retired in Prior to that, he served as principal trumpet of the Philadelphia Orchestra for one season in In he performed the U. A master music calligrapher, he hand copied every opera part he ever played.
Chris Scanlon is a dynamic performer and educator with a diverse performing career in New York City. As a soloist he has performed the Shostakovich Concerto No. As a chamber musician, Chris is a founding member and arranger for Silver Spruce Trio, which creates unique chamber music sonorities through the combination of piano, cello and trumpet, has commissioned new works, toured Mexico and given interdisciplinary collaborative concerts around NYC. Chris is also a member of Filmharmonic Brass, seven top NYC brass players who have performed on over 70 soundtracks, with the mission to create original arrangements, recordings and performances of film music exclusively. BNY has garnered a large social media presence with tens of thousands of views and followers in both the US and Mexico. Chris recently premiered a new work featuring Baroque trumpet by American composer Jonathan Russell. Chris appreciates the moments to give back through concerts for veterans with the Patriot Brass, and chamber music performances with Music for Autism and Concerts in Motion. Recently, Chris worked with Dominic Derasse on the compilation, editing and typesetting of Carmine Caruso, a sequel to Musical Calisthenics for Brass , published by Hal Leonard and the companion online video lesson series Caruso and Beyond.