THE 44TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL TRUMPET GUILD CONFERENCE
THE HYATT REGENCY • MIAMI, FLORIDA • 07.09.19–07.13.19
Session Title: A Brass Odyssey: Using the Natural Trumpet and the History of Lip-blown Instruments to Teach Beginners (Co-presenter: Chris Hasselbring)
Kirsty Montgomery is a British-born Chicago-area educator and lifelong learner. She holds a BA in History & Political Science from Northwestern University (2007), MA in Social Science from the University of Chicago (2008), MA in History from the University of Chicago (2009). She completes her Ph.D in History from the University of Chicago next year. As an educator she has taught history (European Civilization, World Civilization, Ancient World Religions and Philosophy, History of Britain, and the History of China and India) at institutions including Oakton Community College, Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, and the Illinois Math and Science Academy. She has presented at academic conferences worldwide and published several articles, most recently in the International Trumpet Guild Journal (2015). Her scholarly interests include the history of lip-blown instruments, and she is also the co-author of Brass for Beginners, an interdisciplinary method for teaching the fundamentals of brass playing. Kirsty is the Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Northwestern University.