The Bert Truax School of Trumpet Summer Camp 6/24/10

June 24, 2010

This is my second year coming to this wonderful trumpet camp located at King of Glory Lutheran Church in Dallas, TX. With the great vision in the music education Bert Truax and his wife Sarah started this great opportunity for the students, and it is 6th year. It is just amazing what they have done to establish this camp. Last night, 6/23/10, it was a concert by Joey Tartell, the professor of trumpet at IU. He showed how trumpet can sing, how trumpet can express, how fast and how high trumpet can play—. I was moved by his performance for the whole evening. He is not only an excellent performer, but also a great teacher. He put the trumpet students, up to grade 12, on stage to play with him, like big band, in this case only TRUMPET.  So they needed to arrange some of pieces to fit to Only Trumpet Band! They had one afternoon to work with him, and the ensemble was fabulous! Even some students took solos!

After the Sound Encounters, by another great educator, Mrs. Alice Joy Lewis,  in Kansas where I was teaching and performing until last Saturday, I am happy to be at this trumpet camp. It is very inspiring to see people with the great vision in music education! Tonight 6/24 is the concert by LA recording studio musician, Jon Lewis, and I will perform with him. Actually my piano part in Erik Morales has long solos in each movement! Also Eric Ewazenhas heavy piano part as well! I am very excited to perform with Jon. He is a great trumpet player!

After this Dallas trip I have few days to enjoy California Summer in Yosemite!

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