Angelo State University's music program will host a master class and special performance by the Palisade Trumpet Collective at 3 p.m. Friday in the Carr Education-Fine Arts (EFA) Building, 2602 Dena Drive.
The combined event will begin in the EFA Building's Eldon Black Recital Hall and is free and open to the public. The concert will also include performances by ASU's BLUE and GOLD Trumpet Ensembles.
The Palisade Trumpet Collective was founded in 2021, to engage audiences through the exploration and evolution of music for trumpet ensemble. Its members are distinguished performers, professors and pedagogues from universities across the U.S., including:
- Dr. Zach Blue - Boise State University
- Dr. Jess Cook - University of Central Florida
- Dr. Eric Millard - University of North Carolina-Charlotte
- Dr. Christopher Scanlon - Northern Illinois University
- Dr. Keven Whalen - Texas Tech University
- Dr. Lance Witty - Capital University
According to an ASU press release, education is a staple of the group's creative vocation, with the goal to reach new audiences with the power and beauty of the trumpet. Fluent across multiple genres and periods, the group is comfortable in many performance platforms. Arrangements of non-traditional brass repertoire and commissions of new music for trumpet ensemble are bedrock goals for the Palisade Trumpet Collective. More details are available on the group's website at palisadetrumpetcollective.com.
Everyone attending the master class and/or concert will need to complete ASU's visitor wellness screening (angelo.edu/wellness-screening-visitor) and be prepared to show their screening completion badge, as well as have their temperature checked, before entering the EFA Building. Masks/face coverings are strongly encouraged, but are not mandatory.