The goal of the study of music, specifically trumpet, is one that must be occupied by the endeavor to better one’s own skills in the field of music in all its many facets. Like the acquisition of any skill studied and practiced, we must struggle and work through hardships in order to acquire mastery and to ultimately gain employment in our desired field. Mastery, fluency, and employment as our goals, we will always move towards these in a deliberate and exhaustive fashion designed to challenge and motivate.
Check out what KSU has to offer below:
This is from our 2015 ITG trip. I was so excited to get everyone in the studio to ITG for the first time in KSU’s history.
This is from our 2016 trip to the NTC semi-finals. They played my arrangement of Marche Slave. So much work and dedication went into this performance!
Recent Studio Accomplishments
KSU Trumpet Ensemble selected to perform at the 2016 Trumpet Festival of the Southeast
Kyle Green wins the 2015 KSU Composition Contest with his piece, “July Nights”
Brandon Austin wins the 2015 KSU Concerto Contest with his performance of the Hummel Concerto
The Kennesaw State Trumpet Ensemble was selected as semifinalists for the National Trumpet Competition – 2015
The Kennesaw State Trumpet Ensemble was selected to perform at the International Trumpet Guild Conference – May 2015
John Thomas Burson receives a full scholarship to complete his Master’s degree at CUNY – Stony Brook
John Thomas Burson is selected for a full scholarship award to attend the Aspen Music Festival, 2015
John Thomas Burson wins a spot in the 2015 concerto contest – listen here:
Justin Rowan is awarded a scholarship to attend the Cleveland Institute of Music for his Master’s degree.
Justin Rowan is selected to attend the Round Top Music Festival, 2015
Brandon Austin wins ITG Scholarship, 2015
Kyle Green wins Dallas Fanfare Composition Contest – His fanfare will be played by the Dallas Wind Symphony in Feb. 2015
Listen to the KSU Trumpet and Trombone Choirs perform it!
John Thomas Burson wins ITG scholarship, 2014
Spectacle Brass Members John Thomas Burson and Justin Rowan selected to perform at the Bay View Music Festival, 2014
John Thomas Burson: Selected as a semifinalist for the National Trumpet Solo Competition, 2014
KSU Trumpet Ensemble selected to perform at the Trumpet Festival of the Southeast – world premiere presentation, 2014
Spectacle Brass Members John Thomas Burson and Justin Rowan selected to perform with the Boston Brass at their annual camp in CO, 2014
Brandon Austin wins a scholarship to attend the ITG conference, 2013
Jackson Harpe is awarded scholarship to attend the University of South Florida for his Masters in Jazz Studies, 2013
If you are interested in taking a lesson, learning more about KSU, or just want to come check out what we have to offer please email me!