The Syracuse University Trumpet Ensemble, based in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music, has been named a quarterfinalist in the large ensemble division of the National Trumpet Competition, which will be held March 19-21 at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Penn. This is the first time the ensemble has been selected as a quarterfinalist.
The nine-member ensemble performs under the direction of John Raschella, instructor of trumpet in the Setnor School. It will perform “Contours,” a piece written for the ensemble by composer and Setnor alumnus Sean O’Loughlin ’95, on Thursday, March 19.
The National Trumpet Competition is an organization that provides an educational outlet for young trumpet players from around the United States. Its offerings include a yearly competition, masterclasses, and concerts.