The 45th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference

The Hyatt Regency • Columbus, Ohio • 5.26.20 – 5.30.20

John Schlabach

Session: Practical Applications and Benefits for Transference of Singing Quality into Trumpet Playing

John Schlabach is Professor of Trumpet and Brass Division Chair at Ohio University. He has extensive performing experience as a solo, chamber, and orchestral musician. He is an original member of OhioBrass, the faculty brass quintet at OU, and performs frequently with the West Virginia, Ohio Valley, and Columbus (OH) Symphony Orchestras. Mr. Schlabach has written a number of pedagogical articles including “On Connecting the Ear and Brass Performance” which was published in all four of the professional journals of the trumpet, horn, trombone, and tuba/euphonium international associations. Keith Johnson, Regents Trumpet Professor at the University of North Texas and author of The Art of Trumpet Playing has stated, “His pedagogical writing is among the very finest I have seen ….”

Mr. Schlabach was the chair of the Creative Artist Committee for the 2015 ITG conference in Columbus, OH, and earned degrees from Northwestern and Western Illinois Universities.

Collaborative Artist:

Katherine Rohrer is Assistant Professor of Voice at Ohio State University. She has been impressing audience members internationally with her warm, expressive tone, vocal agility, and dramatic, emotionally gripping performances. A former Adler Fellow and National Metropolitan Opera finalist, Dr. Rohrer has garnered critical acclaim in some of the world’s most prestigious opera houses and with symphonies including Opera Colorado and Florida Grand Opera, Oper Frankfurt, the Malaysian Philharmonia, the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Vlaamse Opera, Glyndebourne, Thèâtre de Genève, Teatro Municipal in Santiago de Chile, New York City Opera, Opera Lyon, San Francisco Opera Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Glimmerglass Opera. Born in Los Alamos, New Mexico Rohrer received her undergraduate degree in Music Education from Stetson University, a master’s degree in Performance from New England Conservatory (Boston, Massachusetts), and a PhD. from the Individual Interdisciplinary program with a focus in Music, Communication Sciences and Disorders and Health and Wellness Professions from Ohio University (Athens).

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