The 46th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference

Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk • San Antonio, Texas

Carolyn Sanders

Session: Female & Black in a Biased World: The Remarkable Career of Sing-Era Trumpeter Ernestine “Tiny” Davis

Dr. Carolyn Sanders is a Professor of Music at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She joined the faculty upon completion of the Doctor of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from Florida State University. She received her Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California, Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri, and her Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of New Mexico.

Sanders has been active as a recitalist and clinician regionally, nationally and internationally.  Her current teaching duties at the University of Alabama in Huntsville focus primarily on studio trumpet and music history.  Sanders is a past recipient of two university-wide awards, one for Distinguished Teaching and one for Distinguished Research and Creative Activity.

Sanders has studied with noted performers Boyde Hood and Rob Roy McGregor (Los Angeles Philharmonic), Bryan Goff (Florida State University), Betty Scott (University of Missouri), and Arnold Jacobs (Chicago Symphony). Her areas of research include exploring the lives of noteworthy musicians who faced especially significant cultural, political, and economic challenges in various historical periods.  Sanders has also maintained a particular research interest in Baroque music performance practice, having studied Baroque trumpet performance with Edward Tarr of Basil, Switzerland.  She has been awarded several grants from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, supporting her international performances and research, and has several scholarly editions that have been published internationally by Musica Rara and Breitkopf & Härtel.

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