2018 ITG AWARDS
THE 43RD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL TRUMPET GUILD CONFERENCE
THE HYATT REGENCY • SAN ANTONIO • MAY 29 THROUGH JUNE 2, 2018
HONORARY AWARD: MARIE SPEZIALE
Acknowledged as the first woman trumpeter in a major symphony orchestra, Marie Speziale retired from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in November of 1996 after having served as its Associate Principal Trumpet for thirty-two years (1964-1996). A graduate of the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ms. Speziale studied with Robert Price, Robert Braunagel, Eugene Blee and Arnold Jacobs.
Her tenure with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra included playing Associate Principal Trumpet with the Cincinnati Opera Orchestra, Cincinnati May Festival Orchestra, Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Ms. Speziale has performed under the batons of Igor Stravinsky, George Szell, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Eugene Ormandy, Eric Leinsdorf and Max Rudolf. Her very extensive performance experience includes solo appearances with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, with Duke Ellington, and with Dave Brubeck on the Johnny Carson NBC Tonight Show, on the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra European tour, and at the Interlochen Arts Academy.
Since retiring from the orchestra, she has remained active as a performer, teacher and clinician. She has served as Visiting Principal, Associate Principal and Second Trumpet of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, including their European tour, Carnegie Hall concerts and recording of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. She has toured with DIVA (the women’s jazz band) and the Florida Symphony Orchestra. She performs with the Monarch Brass Quintet and Monarch Brass Ensemble, which she also conducted at the 1997 International Women’s Brass Conference. She has flown to California to do studio recordings for the television series Star Trek: Voyager, at Paramount and 20th Century Fox studios.
Ms. Speziale has been active as a clinician, a participant in numerous conferences and leader of master classes in Europe, Japan and throughout the United States. She was a featured guest artist at the 1993, 1997, 2000 and 2003 International Women’s Brass Conferences and the 1998, 1999, 2001 International Trumpet Guild Conferences. She has served as artist faculty at the 1998, 1999 and 2000 Summit Brass Mendez Institute, performing with Summit Brass, coaching ensembles, presenting master classes and conducting brass orchestral repertoire reading sessions. In 1999, she was one of six Americans (and the only woman) to be invited by the Tokyo International Music Festival to perform in its first Super World Orchestra. Ms. Speziale also served as adjudicator for the National Trumpet Competitions held at George Mason University in 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2004.
From 1979 to 2002 she was Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and was Professor of Music at Indiana University from 1999 to 2002.
In 2002 Ms. Speziale stepped down as President of the International Women’s Brass Conference and now serves on its Board of Directors. She has served on Board of Directors of the Northern Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and on the editorial committee of the American Music Teacher, the official journal of the Music Teachers National Association. A member of the American Federation of Musicians, Ms. Speziale has served as secretary and on the board of the directors of Local #1 in Cincinnati, OH. She is a member of the International Trumpet Guild, Sigma Alpha Iota, Pi Kappa Lambda and Cincinnati MacDowell Society. She has won many awards and honors, including Leading Women in the Arts Award from the Greater Cincinnati Coalition of Women’s Organizations, the Outstanding Woman of the Year in Music Award from the Tampa Tribune and the Sigma Alpha Iota National Leadership award.
Ms. Speziale has been a brass coach and has served on the audition adversity training panel with the New World Symphony. In 2005 she was invited to conduct their brass ensemble in their first concert of the season. In 2006, 2007 and 2008 she served on the faculty of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s Opera Theatre and Music Festival in Lucca, Italy. She conducted the brass choir, taught brass orchestral repertoire classes and served as brass chamber music coach.
Ms. Speziale performs regularly with the Houston Grand Opera and frequently with the Houston Symphony Orchestra and Houston Ballet Orchestra.
AWARD OF MERIT: FRANK CAMPOS
Frank Gabriel Campos is a renowned classical and jazz trumpet soloist and the author of Trumpet Technique (Oxford University Press, 2005), widely regarded as the best single source. His ‘Clinic’ column in the International Trumpet Guild Journal has been an important pedagogical voice to thousands of trumpeters around the world since 1995.
Currently professor of trumpet at Ithaca College’s Whalen Center for Music, Campos is an active jazz and classical soloist, clinician and author. He earned his bachelor’s degree from California State University Fresno and did graduate work at the University of North Texas, where he won the Outstanding Masters and Outstanding Doctoral Student Awards, as well as the Hexter Prize for Outstanding Graduate. His primary teachers include John James Haynie, Leonard Candelaria, Don Jacoby, James Stamp, W. Ritchie Clendenin, Carole Klein, and his father.
Mr Campos has been principal trumpet of the Binghamton Philharmonic, Tri-Cities Opera, Pulitzer Prize winner Steven Stuckey’s Ensemble X, Dallas Chamber Orchestra, Texas Baroque Ensemble, Bear Valley Festival Orchestra, and the Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra. He has been a member of the Fort Worth Symphony, Fresno Philharmonic, Monterey County Symphony, and the Ithaca Brass. He is a former member of the University of North Texas One O’clock Lab Band, the Dallas Cowboys Band, and he has been a featured soloist at the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Sacramento Jazz Festival, the Ottawa International Jazz Festival, and others. He has performed or toured with such artists as Natalie Cole, Johnny Mathis, Bob Hope, and Ella Fitzgerald, and has played at Constitution Hall, New York’s Town Hall, and on the stages of the Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center.
Mr. Campos has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic, Syracuse Symphony, Skaneateles Summer Music Festival, and the Central New York Jazz Orchestra. He has premiered numerous new works for trumpet, most of them written for him, including solos by Yotam Haber, Sally Lamb, Andrew Waggoner, James Willey, and Dana Wilson. He has performed on period instruments for New York State Baroque and the Sonare Early Music Consort, and he is a founding member of the Dallas Brass. He served on the Board of Directors of the International Trumpet Guild for twelve years. An active soloist and clinician, Campos has been a Yamaha Performing Artist since 1987.
In 2017, he released his CDs Kitchen Music (Art of the Single Line Vol 1), An Unquiet Prayer, and Joyspring. All are available at online music outlets.
“Whether through his delightful stage presence or his incredible virtuosity, Frank Campos provided an experience that those in attendance will not soon forget.” John Cord, International Trumpet Guild Journal.
“A terrific trumpeter and one of the great trumpet teachers in the country, Frank Campos essentially sings through his trumpet.” Fred Child, host of American Public Media’s ‘Performance Today‘
AWARD OF MERIT: ALAN SIEBERT
Alan Siebert, trumpet soloist and teacher, is Professor of Trumpet at the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), University of Cincinnati. Previously, he was a member of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra and Principal Trumpet with both the San Diego Opera and the San Diego Chamber Orchestras. He is currently also a member of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra.
As a soloist, Mr. Siebert has performed throughout much of the United States and overseas in a variety of settings. He has also performed and recorded as a member of Summit Brass, Carillon Brass, Westwind Brass, Kentuckiana, and the San Diego Brass Consort. A firm supporter of new American Music, he has commissioned and premiered many new works for solo trumpet and mixed brass ensembles. Hornpipe (Trumpet/Organ duo), his first of 3 solo recordings has performed through much of the United States, and has recorded on the Integra label.
In addition to his performance activities, Mr. Siebert has also taught on the faculties of the University of Bridgeport, University of Wisconsin-Superior, Arizona State University and Michigan State University. He is co-author of Teaching Brass: A Resource Manual, published by McGraw-Hill, now in its second edition. A graduate of the University of Michigan and SUNY Fredonia, with DMA studies at Arizona State University, Mr. Siebert has recorded for Equilibrium, Pro Arte, Discovery, New World, Summit, Klavier, Integra, Rodgers and Coronet. A longtime member of the International Trumpet Guild, Alan has served in numerous capacities, most recently as past president of the Guild.