Georgia State University’s inaugural Trumpet & Trombone Day brings world-renowned guest artists, including International Trumpet Virtuoso, Rex Richardson, and an international trombone soloist, Luis Fred, to share the latest techniques in brass pedagogy and musicianship.
Trumpet & Trombone Day’s lineup includes group warm-ups, Trombone and Trumpet ensemble rehearsals, time with our exhibitors, guest artist master classes & recitals, a final concert performance and more! Our guest artists will provide informative and educational feedback in our master class session and perform in a featured artist recital. Participants will rehearse in both a Trombone or Trumpet ensemble and a combined ensemble. The day concludes with a final concert performance from the instrumental ensembles and combined ensemble with the guest artists. Georgia State welcomes participants of all ages and abilities!
“A startling display of virtuosity…This was something very different, played by a performer of rare gifts indeed.” — 4barsRest.com, in a review of Rex Richardson’s performance at the 2013 World Music Championship in Kerkrade, Netherlands
A veteran of the acclaimed chamber ensemble Rhythm & Brass, jazz legend Joe Henderson’s Quintet and Sextet, William Russo’s Chicago Jazz Ensemble, and the Brass Band of Battle Creek, known as the world’s “Rolls Royce of Brass Bands” (Brass Band World), he stays busy as a headline artist at international classical and jazz festivals and as a soloist with a multitude of orchestras, concert bands, brass bands and jazz ensembles on five continents. These ensembles have ranged from the Phoenix and Oregon Symphonies to the U.S. Army Field Band and Tokyo Wind Ensemble, and from England’s Fodens Brass Band to the U.S. Air Force’s Airmen of Note Jazz Ensemble.
Luis F. Fred is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Previous to his appointment at UCF, he was on sabbatical leave pursuing doctoral studies at Northwestern University. Mr. Fred was Principal Trombone of the Puerto Rico Symphony (1998-2017) and Associate Professor of Music at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music (2001-2017). He has extensive symphonic experience having played with organizations such as: the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony and Houston Symphony orchestras. He was co-principal trombone of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid (Madrid Opera) and Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla in Spain. He has worked with renowned conductors such as: Bernard Haitink, Jaap van Zweden, Esa Pekka-Salonen, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Michael Tilson Thomas, Robert Spano, Yuri Temirkanov, Jane Glover, Nicolas Kraemer and Maximiano Valdés.
Mr. Fred is a member of Trombones de Costa Rica (TCR), a quartet that specializes in bringing Latin American music to international audiences. He has toured with TCR in Argentina and the United States. Other activities as a chamber musician include performances with the Chicago Music of the Baroque, the Casals Festival Chamber Players and, the Alterity Chamber Orchestra (Orlando, FL). He has been in residence with the Harlaxton Chamber Music Festival in the United Kingdom and recorded with Puerto Rico Symphony’s principal clarinetist Kathleen Jones in Caribe Clarinete.
As a soloist, he has performed with ensembles such as the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional of Colombia, Puerto Rico Symphony, US Army Orchestra (American Trombone Workshop, DC), Banda Sinfónica de Santa Fe (Trombonanza, Argentina), and multiple university ensembles in the United States. He is a sought after as a clinician having done seminars in the United Kingdom, United States, Argentina, Costa Rica, Peru, Venezuela, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
He has recorded with the Puerto Rico Symphony on the Grammy nominated production of Rafael Hernandez’sCofresí. Other recording credits include the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid recording of Manuel Penella’s El Gato Montés for the Deutsche Gramophone Label and; the Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla Amadeo Vives’ Doña Francisquita for the Sony Classical label.
Dr. Fred holds degrees from Northwestern University, Manhattan School of Music and Indiana University. His former teachers include Michael Mulcahy, Timothy Higgins, Douglas Wright, Randy Hawes, Christopher Davis, Steve Norrell, David Finlayson, Joseph Alessi, Keith Brown, Edwin Anderson and Antonio Salcedo.
Lunch and a t-shirt will be provided to all registered participants.
Anyone of all ages and experience levels can register to attend. All General Participants will actively rehearse and perform in the saxophone choir, participate in clinics, visit exhibitors, and observe the masterclass and guest artist recital.
All registration fees are non-refundable.
Participants who are or will be under age 18 at the time of the event must complete the Parental Permission and Release Form prior to registering. Participants under age 18 will not be permitted to attend the workshop without the completed form. For more information regarding the Georgia State University Policy for Programs Serving Non-Student Minors, visit Minors On Campus Safety & Security.
Participants over age 18 at the time of the event may proceed to the registration form. To ensure your registration is complete, payment is due at the time of registration.