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Music professors attend International Trumpet Guild Conference

Dr. Bill and Professor Alice Schmid, trumpeters in the Department of Music, recently attended the International Trumpet Guild Conference, where two of Schmid’s arrangements were performed by the U.S. Army Brass Quintet, whose members have expressed interest in collaborating more with him in the future. The arrangements also received great response from numerous trumpet professors and other trumpet players who expressed interest in purchasing these and other Schmid pieces for their student/faculty/professional groups.

In a recap of the concert in the ITC Journal Special Supplement, Schmid’s performance was touted as a “treat” and an “utterlygorgeous arrangement of ‘O Magnum Mysterium’ by MortenLauridsen.”

“The ethereal, flugelhorned beauty of this warm, resonant, performance — a world premiere — will live with me for many years,” the author wrote.

“Working with the Army Quintet is a great honor,” said Schmid, who is apparently the first non-Army composer/arranger (former or current) to become one of its writers.

Five of Schmid’s brass arrangements (three for brass quintet and two for brass quartet) are going to be published by Really Good Music LLC in Eau Claire, Wis. The company has already published two of his jazz band compositions and requested that he submit more pieces. Schmid also has several other brass quintet works under consideration at Eighth Note Publications in Markham, Ontario, Canada, where two of his other quintet pieces have been published.

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