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Midwest Trumpet Festival

Event information

October 30, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Presented By: The Department of Music

Location: Bicknell Family Center for the Arts

Address: 1711 S Homer St, Pittsburg, KS 66762

Event details

The Midwest Trumpet Festival, under the direction of Dr. Todd J. Hastings, will feature performers who have played with famed musicians such as Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, and Ray Charles, will be among those featured in the Midwest Trumpet Festival.

The festival's mission is to gather leading performers, educators, students, and community for an intensive time of large and small continuing education sessions, master classes, recitals, and concerts. 

The festival will also serve to bring together the community of trumpet professionals and performers from the Midwest region. The festival will feature renowned trumpet performers and scholars and is open for the public to attend. 

The first day of the festival will feature guest trumpeter, Jens Lindemann with the Southeast Kansas Symphony.  

Classically trained at the renowned Juilliard School in New York and McGill University in Montreal, Lindemann proven ability to perform as a diverse artist, places him at the front of a new generation of musicians. 

As the first classical brass soloist to ever receive the Order of Canada, Lindemann was hailed by the Brass Herald as one of the most celebrated artists in his instrument’s history and was recently named “International Brass Personality of the Year.”  

Lindemann has played both jazz and classical in every major concert venue in the world: from the Philharmonics of New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Moscow, and Tokyo to Carnegie Hall and even the Great Wall of China. Lindemann led trumpet with the renowned Canadian Brass and a solo Command Performance for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

Also featured will be soloist Rex Richardson who has collaborated with countless legendary artists and ensembles, including Brian Blade, Benny Carter, Boston Brass, Ray Charles, Mike Clarke, Dave Douglas, Kurt Elling, Aretha Franklin, and many others.  

The second day of the festival, faculty will be performing a recital. 

More information to come soon.

Contact information

Todd Hastings