Sunday, June 25 - Friday, June 30, 2023
PRIORITY APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 1
FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE IF SPACE ALLOWS: APRIL 25
High school students, aged 15 years and older, college, professional, and amateur trumpet players and teachers who want to invest intensive time in trumpet fundamentals, solo trumpet playing, and pedagogical skills are invited to participate in the conservatory’s Trumpet Workshop. The 10-day session offers daily master classes, private lessons, performance classes. Two final participant recitals conclude the week. The program is designed to be sufficiently flexible to accommodate the interests of the individual participants.
The session will feature master classes given by Roy Poper and or Arto Hoornweg using the principles of the late James Stamp that will cover specific technical and musical issues, followed by participant performances and coaching by the instructors. Students are encouraged to bring solo repertoire that they would like to work on.
You’ll have ample opportunity for practice, individual and group coaching sessions, and for those who wish, a chance to perform in recitals.
If interested in the workshop, send an e-mail to Associate Professor of Trumpet Roy Poper, Roy.Poper@oberlin.edu, in advance of the institute to discuss repertoire and any other questions you may have.
Please note: All summer programs are subject to the College's public health and Obiesafe policies related to the COVID-19 pandemic. All participants agree to adhere to all College policy while participating in a summer program.
Trumpet Workshop faculty includes Roy Poper, associate professor of trumpet at Oberlin Conservatory of Music; and Arto Hoornweg, a member of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.
Roy Poper is associate professor of trumpet at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Formerly principal trumpet of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and LA Opera Orchestra, he has recorded hundreds of major motion picture film scores, was a founding member of the Modern Brass Quintet, and was a member of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention.
Previous faculty appointments include the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, California Institute of the Arts, the North Carolina School of the Arts, and the California State University – Northridge. Considered the foremost protégé of the great pedagogue James Stamp, Poper’s Guide to the Brasswind Methods of James Stamp has become a best-seller among brass method books.
Arto Hoornweg, member of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra since 1982, taught trumpet at the Rotterdam Conservatory until 1984, and since then at the Utrecht Conservatory School of the Arts. He has been a member of the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, and is a founding member of the Netherlands Brass Quintet, with whom he has played all over the world. Hoornweg has played with all major orchestras in the Netherlands and in all major cities of the world.
He made his debut as soloist with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw at age 19, and was the last student of James Stamp in Los Angeles, until Stamp's death in 1985.
OPENING EVENTS ON SUNDAY, JUNE 25
1-3pm Registration and moving in
5:15pm Dinner at Stevenson Dining Hall
7pm Orientation Meeting
CLOSING EVENTS ON THURSDAY, JUNE 29
4pm Participant Concert I
8pm Participant Concert II
FRIDAY, JUNE 30
Please note that participants may depart Saturday evening or Sunday morning, but must report to the program assistant to check-out.
Priority Registration Deadline: March 1
If space allows, final registration deadline: April 25
Program notification will occur after these two deadlines.
Application fee: $55
On-Campus attendees 15-17
Program fee, including dormitory room with linens and all-you-can-eat meals at the dining hall:
Double, shared room: $1,500
Single, private room: $1,550
Bathroom facilities with private shower and toilet stalls on each floor.
Please note that all fees paid are nonrefundable.