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Trumpet Festival

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Dates: Tuesday November 12th, 2014

General Information
Trumpet Fest 2014 is a day of master classes and clinics to educate and present to college and high school students the many aspects of trumpet playing, music education, and the music business.

Last year’s festival featured master classes, clinics and performances by special guest artists Joan Paddock, Amy Schendel and CWU professor John Harbaugh along with the CWU Trumpet Choir. Soon we'll post 2014 guest artist info.

Come to the 2014 Trumpet Festival and meet with representatives from Ted Brown Music, Conn/Selmer, Eastman Trumpets and Yamaha to try out the latest and greatest instruments. Trumpet fest will also showcase students, ensembles and more!!!

Trumpet Fest regular registration costs $30, but if you register online before the day of November 12, the cost is only $25!

You may also choose to participate in the National Trumpet Competition for the Northwest regional High School division. The winner is automatically entered into the semi-final competition in Washington, D.C. in March of 2015 and will receive a prize courtesy of Ted Brown Music.

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WMEA members will receive 8 clocks hours!


Trumpet fest is a one day event held in the CWU Music Education building. Throughout the day you will have opportunities to meet reps from Ted Brown MusicEastman Trumpets, Conn/Selmer and Yamaha.

Instruments provided by:
Rich Wetzel
Bach Trumpet Artist, Clinician
Northwest District Manager, Conn-Selmer, Inc
1-253-227-0335 Cell
1-800-304-6634 Fax


2013 Guest Artists

Dr. Joan Paddock is Professor of Music and Director of Instrumental Activities at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. Originally from Minot, North Dakota, where she began trumpet studies with Gary Stenehjem, Joan is the first woman to receive a doctorate in trumpet performance from Indiana University. At I.U., she studied trumpet with Charles Gorham and conducting with Fred Ebbs and Ray Cramer and received the prestigious Performer’s Certificate. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Norway, and studied at the Norwegian State Academy of Music with trumpet soloist, Harry Kvebæk.

Dr. Paddock has performed as trumpet soloist and conductor throughout the Americas, Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East—most recently as trumpet soloist with the Linfield Concert Choir in their 2013 performance tour to Costa Rica. Joan is a founding member of Halcyon Trio Oregon, a classical trio comprised of trumpet, soprano, and keyboard. The group toured Norway in 2007 and performs throughout the Northwest and California.

She received an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Arts and Sciences for original music written and performed by her for a television documentary in 1992. As a Bach Trumpet Clinician for the Selmer Music Corporation, Dr. Paddock performs as cornet and trumpet soloist with school and community bands throughout the United States. A longstanding member of Oregon’s Britt Festival Orchestra trumpet section, Joan also performs as ‘on call’ trumpeter with the Oregon Symphony and the Portland Opera.

Dr. Paddock is a Fulbright Senior Specialist candidate for the Council for International Exchange of Scholars. She holds memberships in the International Trumpet Guild, College Band Directors National Association, and the National Association for Music Education (formerly MENC), Oregon Band Directors Association, and the Oregon Music Educators Association.



Dr. Amy Schendel currently plays with the Iowa Brass Quintet and Contrapunctus Brass Trio. Previous positions include Spoleto Festival USA, Wisconsin Brass Quintet, Madison Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, and Civic Orchestra of Chicago. She has also won trumpet positions with the United States Marine Band, “The President’s Own,” and the United States Air Force Ceremonial Band, Washington, D.C.
As a featured guest soloist, Dr. Schendel has played with the Indiana University Orchestra, University of Iowa Orchestra and Band, Texas Woman’s University Wind Ensemble, and many others. She has also performed extensively with Minnesota Orchestra, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Iowa, and Texas Winds. Dr. Schendel has also performed in Europe with the Augsburger Philharmoniker and chamber concerts in Munich, Dachau, Augsburg, and Berlin. Her first solo and chamber music recording, Full Power,  released in 2010, features  “Abe Lincoln’s Song Book”, written by Douglas Hill for the Contrapunctus Brass Trio and narration.
Recent performances include soloing at the 2012 Iowa Band Masters Association and International Trumpet Guild Conference. Her performances with the Contrapunctus Brass Trio include the Iowa Band Masters Association, International Women's Brass Conference, International Horn Conference and International Trumpet Guild Conference. The trio performances featured works commissioned by the Contrapunctus Brass Trio, composed in collaboration with Joseph Blaha and Douglas Hill. In addition, Dr. Schendel premiered Wayne Lu’s Partita at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in June 2013.
Dr. Schendel has studied with John Aley, John Rommel, Robert Baca, Manny Laureano, Uwe Kleindienst, and Gary Bordner. She has degrees from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Indiana University and University of Wisconsin-Madison. While at Madison, she was a Paul J. Collins Wisconsin Distinguished Fellow and was co-author of a grant entitled Western Wisconsin Cultural Initiative, providing supplemental music performances to rural western Wisconsin school districts. Since 2009, Dr. Schendel is the trumpet professor at the University of Iowa.


Trumpet Scholarships Available ~

The Robert Panerio Trumpet Scholarship was created through the generorsity of Robert and Charlotte Panerio in the 1990s and has been awarded as an annual scholarship to promising trumpet students. In 2008, the scholarship monies were used to establish an endowment that will serve studio for years to come. Your gifts will be of great service to the trumpet studio and will recognize the life's work of Professor Panerio.

Contact Information
Professor John Harbaugh,
Associate Professor of Trumpet
400 E University Way, Mail stop 7458
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7458

Office Phone: 509.963.1016
Fax: 509.963.1239


Cameron Guerrero
President, CWU Trumpet Club

Phone: 559.974.7229