Yes, it is official! I have moved to Bridgeport, Connecticut, if you don't already know. In addition to starting a new teaching studio in the area I will be launching, very soon, a kickstarter fundraiser to fund my new CD. The CD will be of music I performed on my two previous recitals, with plans to record at WGBH studios in Boston. Any addition funds that go past my projected costs will go towards launching my solo career.
This is an exciting new stage in my career as I focus on recital and master class tours around the country. I will also be looking for Orchestra and Wind Ensemble soloist opportunities. I'm hoping to present a trumpet presence that isn't the same old standards. No Haydn trumpet concerto! I'm hoping to find Orchestras interested in performing the John Addison Concerto, that was premiered by Leon Rapier (my teacher) many years ago and has been lost in the repertoire loop. It is a wonderful piece that showcases the lyrical ability as well as the technique of the trumpet.
So, stay tuned!! Let me know if you are connected to a University music school and would like to discuss my coming to perform and work with your students. If you are involved with a chamber music series please consider my program as it focuses on the trumpet as a blending, balanced chamber instrument. All the pieces on the program are written specifically for the instrumentation presented.
I also do other programs as well, so don't hesitate to contact me to discuss your needs. This is an exciting new time for the classical musician to be creative and step beyond what is expected of us. I hope to see you all on my travels!!