Daniel Louis Duncan, Trumpet

Daniel Louis Duncan, Trumpet

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Trumpet News

I will post comments and news for trumpet happenings and personal views. Feel free to contact me with news and comments either here on the blog or through email. Remember: posting on the blog allows others to see your comments and can create great dialogue.

The International Trumpet Guild conference in late May looks to be a great one!! This one is being organized by a colleage, Eric Berlin, who has developed a great reputation as a teacher and performer. He has been a finalist for more major orchestral jobs than I can count. He has out done himself for this conference featuring great artists such as Chris Martin, newly tenured Principal Trumpet of the Chicago Symphony; Paul Merkelo Principal of Montreal; Charlie Schlueter, retired Principal of Boston; Billy Hunter Principal of the Met Opera Orchestra; Tom Rolfs, Principal of Boston, Manny Laureno, Principal of Minnesota; Doc Severinson, etc... Should be a great time.

Trumpet Teaching Studio in the Boston Area

I created this blog to advertise my availability as a trumpet instructor.

Accepting students of all ages in the greater Boston area.

I have a Graduate Diploma in Trumpet Performance with Distinction from the New England Conservatory of Music, Tanglewood Fellowship, Doctorate and Masters work in Performance and Pedagogy, and a Bachelors of Music Education. I have performed with many top orchestras around the country including the Boston, Baltimore, and Key West symphonies; the Bohsoi and Royal Ballet Orchestras; as well as many regional orchestras in the Boston area.

I teach the concepts of process orientation, keeping the mind off of product focus which is reactionary. Keeping the mind focused on the process of sound production with specific steps allows the mind to stay in the present tense and out of the judgement process.

My studio is avaiable for all levels, but also welcomes students who are preparing for competitions and auditions (college entrance, district and state level competitions, etc...) for short term lessons and coaching. I am also available for brass quintet/ensemble coaching and conducting. I studied wind ensemble conducting with Frank Battisti at the New England Conservatory of Music.

I look forward to assisting you with your musical advancement.

My former teachers are Charles Schlueter, Timothy Morrison, Vincent Penzerelli, Leon Rapier, and James Bursen.