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Trumpet Ensemble Selected to Compete in International Contest

May 23, 2024

The Angelo State University Trumpet Ensemble has been selected to compete in the Ryan Anthony Memorial Trumpet Competition at the 48th Annual International Trumpet Guild (ITG) Conference May 28 – June 1 in Anaheim, Calif.

Students from top music schools and conservatories across the U.S. and around the world applied to take part in the competition by submitting recordings in Solo, Jazz, Ensemble and Youth categories. The ASU Trumpet Ensemble was selected to compete in the Ensemble category based on its submitted recording of “Seven for Five” by Erik Morales, under the direction of Dr. John Irish, professor of music.

Dr. John Irish Dr. John Irish “These students have worked so hard and could not be prouder of this milestone accomplishment,” Irish said. “This competition is at the international level, and we are excited that their performance at the competition will be on view across the world. Many thanks to our dean, Dr. John Klingemann, and our department chair, Chris Stewart, for their continued support of the Trumpet Ensemble. California here we come!”


The Trumpet Ensemble comprises five ASU music majors:

Also selected to compete are students from throughout the U.S. and from national academies in Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.

The ITG is an organization dedicated to promoting communications among trumpet players around the world and improving the artistic level of performance, teaching and literature associated with the trumpet. It includes over 3,500 members in 56 countries.