Texas A&M University-Kingsville

TRUMPET STUDIO - ABOUT

There are a number of activities available within the trumpet studio at TAMUK, in addition to weekly applied lessons with Dr. Millsap and Mrs. Millsap. These include the Trumpet Ensemble, the Jazz Trumpet Ensemble, Brass Ensembles, and Trumpet Studio Class. TAMUK also offers many ensemble opportunities for trumpet students.
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Trumpet Ensemble

Texas A&M-Kingsville Trumpet Ensembles have performed at the International Trumpet Guild and Texas Music Educators Association Convention. They have also competed at the National Trumpet Competition. They frequently perform at university events and perform a recital each semester. Ensembles are directed by Dr. Millsap, Dr. Witty, Mrs. Millsap, and student conducting assistants.
Highlights from the studio's Spring 2017 Studio Recital.
April 18, 2017
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Jazz Trumpets

The Jazz Trumpets are an offshoot of the Trumpet Ensemble, specializing in repertoire for 4-5 trumpets and rhythm section. They are directed by Dr. Millsap.
Performance by the 2017 Jazz Trumpets 1 Ensemble.
February 7, 2017
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Studio Class

Required of all trumpet majors, meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-1:45. Classes consist of rehearsals, performances by students, and masterclasses by Dr. Millsap or invited guest artists. Topics include trumpet history, pedagogy, performance techniques, listening, and repertoire.
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Technique Class

Required of all freshmen and recommended for all members of the studio. The class serves as a group lesson on warm-up and practice techniques, and works through selected repertoire to develop fundamental skills for success on the trumpet.
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Brass Quintets

The Brass Quintets are coached by TAMUK brass faculty and perform a chamber recital each semester.

Awards & Achievements

2017
International Trumpet Guild Conference
- Trumpet Ensemble selected to perform on Affiliate Chapter Showcase Concert.

College Music Society National Conference
- Trumpet Ensemble selected to perform on Composer's Showcase Concert.
2016
National Trumpet Competition
- Small Trumpet Ensemble Division: TAMUK Trumpet Ensemble, Semi-Finalist
2015
National Trumpet Competition
- Small Trumpet Ensemble Division: TAMUK Trumpet Ensemble, Semi-Finalist
- Undergraduate Solo Division: Felix Cruz, III, Semi-Finalist

Texas Music Educators Association Convention
- Trumpet Ensemble Showcase Performance

Kingsville Music Club Scholarship
- Javier Salinas, recipient


Student Achievements
- Christian Arteaga (BME), Member of Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, 2017
- Seth Saucedo (BME), Member of Oregon Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, 2017
- Ismael Lopez (BME), Member of Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, 2015
- Felix Cruz (BM/BME), Performer of the Year with DCI World Champion Blue Devils, 2014


Graduates
Music Educators:
- Samantha Neely (BME ’15)
- Melinda Armadillo (BME ’14)

Graduate Programs:
- Jonathan de la Cruz (BME ’16), Indiana University
- Jorge Rangel (BME ’15), Texas A&M University-Kingsville
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For more information, contact:
TAMUK Department of Music
MSC 174, 700 University Blvd
Kingsville, TX 78363-8202
kyle.millsap@tamuk.edu

Physical address:
Bellamah Music Building
905 Engineering Ave
Kingsville, TX 78363