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Trumpet Solo Artist to Perform at ASU, SAMFA

October 04, 2011

James Ackley, an internationally known trumpet solo artist, will perform at Angelo State University on Friday, Oct. 7, and at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts on Sunday, Oct. 9.

Ackley will present a trumpet master class on Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. in ASU’s Eldon Black Recital Hall inside the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building, 2602 Dena Drive. On Oct. 9, he will perform at 2 p.m. at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts (SAMFA), 1 Love St., as part of the San Angelo Chamber Music Series.

The master class is open free to the public. Tickets for the Sunday performance at SAMFA are available at $12 general admission, $10 for members and $7 for students, seniors and military.

The Cincinnati native has performed with orchestras, wind ensembles and chamber groups in Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, Uruguay and Ecuador. He has also performed as a recitalist in South America, the U.S. and throughout Europe.

Ackley received a Bachelor of Music from Baldwin-Wallace College and a Master of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music. He is an associate professor at the University of South Carolina School of Music.

For more information on Ackley’s visit to ASU, call the ASU Department of Art and Music at 942-2085. For information on his Chamber Music performance, call SAMFA at 653-3333.