The 45th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference
The Hyatt Regency • Columbus, Ohio • 5.26.20 – 5.30.20
Session: From Zero to Performance: Creating New Chamber Repertoire for Non-Traditional Ensembles
Dr. James Zingara is currently Associate Professor of Trumpet at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where his responsibilities include applied trumpet and brass methods, coaching and conducting brass ensembles, performing with the UAB Faculty Brass Quintet and coordinating the annual UAB Brass Symposium. From 1998 to 2011 Dr. Zingara served as Associate Professor of Music at Troy University in Troy, Alabama where he taught applied trumpet, brass methods, conducted the Troy University Trumpet Ensemble and served as Coordinator of Applied Studies. He has performed in 32 states as well as England, Germany, the Czech Republic, Denmark, China, and Singapore. From 1989-1996 he served as principal cornet/trumpet soloist with the US Air Force Heritage of America Band. Former positions include the Northwest Florida Symphony, National Symphonic Winds, Sinfonia da Camera, Illinois Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and the Pensacola Symphony. He has recorded on the Telarc, Zephyr, Capstone and Mark labels, including a recording of modern works for trumpet entitled Textures which was released on the Ravello label in March 2016.
Dr. Zingara holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, East Carolina University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in trumpet performance with a minor in wind conducting from the University of Illinois. His principal teachers include Michael Ewald, John Aley, Britton Theurer, Manny Laureano, Charles Schlueter, and David Baldwin. Dr. Zingara currently represents Bach Trumpets as a performing artist/clinician and also serves as a trumpet faculty member at the Alabama School of Fine Arts.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Chamber Trio
Dr. Denise Gainey is Professor of Clarinet and Instrumental Music Education and Associate Chair of the Department of Music at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She serves as the Secretary of the Board of Directors for the International Clarinet Association. An avid proponent of chamber music, she tours regularly with the Amicitia Duo and the UAB Chamber Trio. An active clinician and performer throughout the United States and abroad, Gainey has compiled and edited a collection of clarinet solos, Solos for Clarinet, published by Carl Fischer. Her book, Kalmen Opperman: A Legacy of Excellence was released by Carl Fischer in January 2018. She received the Bachelor of Music Education from Florida State University, the Master of Music in Clarinet Performance from the University of North Texas, and the Doctor of Musical Arts in Clarinet from the University of Kentucky. Gainey is an Artist/ Clinician for Backun Clarinets, D’Addario Woodwinds, and Silverstein Works.
Dr. James Zingara has performed throughout the United States as well as England, Germany, the Czech Republic, Denmark, China, and Singapore. Currently he serves as Associate Professor of Trumpet at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where his responsibilities include applied trumpet and brass methods, coaching and conducting brass ensembles, performing with the UAB Faculty Brass Quintet and UAB Chamber Trio, and coordinating the annual Trumpet Symposium. Former positions include Associate Professor of Trumpet at Troy University, and principal cornet/trumpet soloist with the US Air Force Heritage of America Band. He has recorded on the Telarc, Zephyr, Capstone, and Mark labels, and his recording of modern works for trumpet entitled Textures was released on the Ravello label in 2016. Dr. Zingara currently represents Bach Trumpets as a performing artist/clinician and also serves as instructor of trumpet at the Alabama School of Fine Arts.
Chris Steele is Staff Pianist and Aural Skills Instructor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has held previous positions at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts as Staff Pianist, and at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as both Lecturer of Music Theory and Ear Training as well as Faculty Fellow for the UNCG Grogan College Music Learning Community. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts in Accompanying and Chamber Music from UNCG where he studied with Andrew Harley and James Douglass, and held assistantships in both accompanying and music theory/ear training. He received two Masters degrees from The Florida State University in Piano Performance and Music Theory where he studied with Carolyn Bridger. An active performer, Steele is a member of the UAB Chamber Trio, and has collaborated with members of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra.