Virginia Tech Trumpet Festival - High School Honors Masterclass with Ryan Gardner
The Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts welcomes trumpeter Ryan Gardner on Saturday, Sept. 18 for two master classes at 10 a.m. (free) and 1:30 p.m. (free), followed by the Festival Concert at 4 p.m.(admission charge for the concert). All events will be held in the Squires Recital Salon.
Gardner is Associate Professor of Trumpet at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is an avid performer, and serves as the Artistic Coordinator for Music for Autism.
Gardner has been privileged to work with artists such as Ray Charles, Doc Severinson, Wayne Bergeron, Lenny Pickett, Mark Inouye, Don Green, Allan Vizzutti, the Canadian Brass, Michael Tillson-Thomas, Esa-Pekka Solonen, and David Zinman, to name a few. He can be heard on the Naxos, Mark Records, and BX Entertainment labels and is a Bach performing artist and clinician.
All proceeds from the festival will benefit the Allen Bachelder Trumpet Scholarship Fund, which seeks to award two scholarships each year: one to an incoming student and one to a current student who consistently raises the bar.