The Music Department will host a four-day trumpet workshop for advanced middle school, high school, and early college students. Classes will include warm up sessions, solo and ensemble preparation, and clinics/performances from professional trumpet players from regional and national ensembles and universities.
Early Bird: $300 before June 15$350 after June 15
Raquel Rodriquez is assistant professor of trumpet at the University of North Texas. Previously, she was assistant professor of trumpet at Tennessee Tech University. Raquel maintains a versatile career as a performing artist, clinician, educator, and scholar. She has performed throughout China, Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States. Raquel is a member of Seraph Brass, a brass quintet comprising top female brass players in North America. The group performs frequently around the country and abroad. The group was a guest artist at the 2018 Lieksa Brass Week in Lieksa, Finland, and will be featured at the 2019 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Miami, Florida.
An active clinician, Raquel has given recitals and master classes at numerous institutions worldwide and has performed or presented clinics at conferences of the College Music Society (Southern Regional Conference), Midwest Clinic, Historic Brass Society Symposium, TMEA (Texas), OMEA (Ohio), KMEA (Kentucky), GMEA, and the International Trumpet Guild. Raquel was recently a guest artist at the Brass Day of the Melbourne Conservatorium, University of West Georgia, Berry College, Virginia Tech University, TAMU-Corpus Christi, TAMU-Kingsville, Michigan State University, Luther College, University of Kentucky, and the University of North Carolina-Pembroke. Raquel's scholarly activities have resulted in articles published in the Instrumentalist Magazine and ITG Journal.
Raquel has been a prizewinner at the International Women's Brass Conference, National Trumpet Competition, and at brass band competitions in North America: NABBA and the U.S. Open Brass Band Competition. Raquel has performed as soloist with the Bryan Symphony Orchestra, Topeka Symphony Orchestra, the UNT Symphony Orchestra, the Tennessee Tech Symphony Band, the Fillmore Wind Band, Frank Simon Band, Lexington Brass Band, Athena Brass Band, Fountain City Brass Band, and the Southern Stars Symphonic Brass Band. In 2013, Raquel recorded "Cincinnati Virtuosity – The Cornet Solos of Frank Simon and Herman Bellstedt," which is available on Amazon and iTunes. She is a clinician for the Conn-Selmer and Denis Wick Companies.
Raquel has served as an adjudicator at the National Trumpet Competition and International Trumpet Guild (ITG) Conference. Active in the ITG organization, Raquel is the editor of the Trumpet Technology Column in the ITG Journal and serves on the board of directors. Raquel co-hosted the 2018 Trumpet Festival of the Southeast and the 2014 International Women's Brass Conference.
She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in trumpet performance from the University of North Texas, where she studied with renowned trumpet pedagogue Keith Johnson. She earned a master's and a bachelor's degree in music education from West Texas A&M University, where she studied with David Ritter.
Adam Hayes is an internationally recognized performer, educator, and clinician. A versatile musician, Adam has performed throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, including performances with over 40 professional orchestras throughout the world.
With an interest in new music and creative music, Adam endeavors to promote the latest in solo trumpet repertoire. He has four feature albums to his credit. Adam actively commissions new works for trumpet by a variety of composers. He has given the world-premiere performances of 13 significant works for trumpet. Adam was a featured artist at the 2012 and 2014 International Trumpet Guild Conventions.
Adam has published articles and reviews for music publications, including the International Trumpet Guild Journal. Adam's book, "In Theory: The Trumpet," is a trusted resource in the collegiate trumpet studio.
Adam has performed with professional ensembles including the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Hollywood Festival Orchestra, Hollywood Hills Orchestra, New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque, Dayton Philharmonic, West Virginia Symphony, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony, Chattanooga Symphony, and numerous regional orchestras.
Adam has been a soloist with the Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus and has performed on studio-recording and commercial engagements from cruise lines to Broadway shows. He has performed with notable artists such as Diana Krall, The Indigo Girls, Bela Fleck, Mannheim Steamroller, Edwin McCain, Joan Osborne, Neil Sedaka, New York Voices, Renee Fleming, Chris Potter, and John Cowan. Several of Adam's solo, chamber. and orchestral recordings have been broadcast on radio and television, including features on National Public Radio. He can be heard on labels including ACA, 5ive Happiness, Curvepoint, Hal Leonard, and Mark Records.
Adam is an associate professor of music and the chair of the Department of Fine Arts at Berry College in Rome, Georgia, where he maintains a competitive trumpet studio. He serves on the board of directors for the Trumpet Festival of the Southeast and is an adjudicator for the National Trumpet Competition. Adam is a past president of the Georgia Association of Jazz Educators and served as host for the 2013 Trumpet Festival of the Southeast.
Adam holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, a Master of Music from the University of New Mexico, and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Georgia. Adam is an artist for Eastman and Shires Trumpets.
Tom Williams, a native of Baltimore, has led a sparkling and varied career since he began studying trumpet and drums as a child. His talent was recognized at an early age by many, and he began working steadily on both trumpet and drums while still a high school student.
After matriculating at Towson State University, Tom joined the renowned Duke Ellington Orchestra under the direction of Mercer Ellington, with whom he played the national tour of the Broadway smash "Sophisticated Ladies." He also toured Japan with the road company. In 1987 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served eight years as a featured soloist with the "Jazz Ambassadors" and "Army Blues "jazz ensembles. In 1991 he was a finalist and second place winner in the first Louis Armstrong International Jazz Trumpet Competition sponsored by the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.
A versatile performer, Tom has played in the show bands of Pattie Labelle, Liberace, Anita Baker, Sid Caesar, Joe Williams, Stevie Wonder, and Rosemary Clooney, among others. He has appeared at numerous jazz festivals and venues with artists such as Donald Brown, Hank Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Gary Bartz, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, Michel Legrand, Ben Riley, Steve Wilson, The Woody Herman Orchestra, Frank Foster, Antonio Hart, Slide Hampton, and Steve Turre.
Tom has recorded with Rob Bargad, Gary Bartz, Donald Brown, Antonio Hart, Jimmy Heath, The Heath Brothers, Larry Willis, and Steve Wilson. He can also be heard on the theme music for the PBS television shows "Washington Week" and "Motorweek." He is mentioned in the book "The Trumpet Kings" by Scott Yannow, which chronicles the history of jazz trumpet players. As a leader on trumpet, Tom has recorded two CDs, "Introducing Tom Williams" and "Straight Street," on the Criss Cross Jazz label.
As a drummer, Tom has performed with Curtis Fuller, Larry Willis, Javon Jackson, Kenny Drew Jr., Gloria Lynn, and Geoff Keezer. He is leader of InterPlay, which has recorded "First Time" and "Pick Up The Pieces" on the JazzScapes label. Tom served as the jazz drum set instructor on the faculty at Howard Community College from 2009 to 2011 and is currently the jazz trumpet instructor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is the 2014 recipient of the Benny Golson Jazz Master Award.