James Ackley: “I Don’t Think Younger People Want It Hard Enough”

Today we have James Ackley, professor of trumpet at the University of South Carolina School of Music, principal trumpet of the South Carolina Philharmonic and a Yamaha Artist. Even more, James collaborates with many American orchestras and is constantly invited to give masterclasses and performances at festivals and schools all over the world. We have the fortunate pleasure to have him as a professor in our Virtual School in Trumpet Magazine. Apart from sharing this interview with us, he is also sharing a 14 week routine! You have to know him!

Vince DiMartino: “I Try to Teach Students the Understanding of How to Practice”

Today we are interviewing a living legend on the trumpet, the grand Vince DiMartino. With more than 40 years of experience as a soloist and educator, he has been converted into one of the most admired trumpet figures in the world. The Trumpet Magazine School has his video lessons available, but in this interview, you may also enjoy a piece of his wisdom (a PDF exercise is included).

Chad McCullough: “I’m Not Really a Fan of Differentiating Between ‘Classical’ and ‘Jazz’ Trumpet… We All Play Arban’s and We All Play Charlier”

Today, our interview is with Chad McCullough, am American jazz trumpeter with an impressive calendar of concerts in his own country and internationally. He was a student of, none other than, Allen Vizzutti and Tim Hagans, and played with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. When not on tour, he teaches at DePaul University and the Merit School of Music in Chicago. This is an interview you cannot miss, not just for jazz lovers but also for those that play “Classical” and want to expand their horizon! It includes an interesting exercise in PDF format for members of Trumpet Magazine! How could you miss this opportunity?!

Joe Pino: “Do as Much Listening to Recordings as You Can. Hear the Greats. The More Time You Put In, the Better You Will Become as a Player”

Today, we interview Joe Pino, a trumpeter often screen at the best jazz clubs in New York City, and someone you will also have seen on the national tour of 'Bullets over Broadway' by Woody Allen and the musical 'Elf' in Madison Square Garden. Be sure to download the exercises he shares with the members of Trumpet Magazine!

Michael Sarian: “The More You Know About Any Subject Will Improve Your Musicality, So the More You Know About Other Techniques and Genres, the Better”

He is of Armenian descent, was born in Canada, grew up in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and has lived in Brooklyn, New York (USA) for a few years. This cultural mix is probably reflected in the music he makes. He studied with such greats as Laurie Frink and Ralph Alessi, has published several albums and leads his own groups with whom he maintains an intense artistic activity. We present to you, the great Michael Sarian! Do not miss the interesting exercise that he shares in PDF to work on scales and arpeggios in odd meters!

Jonathan Ruff: “Winning the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Album Is Beyond Anything I Ever Imagined”

The trumpeter we will interview today is no more and no less an absolute lover of music. He has had an immense career as a freelancer in California, but also was a member of the Band of the Golden West for 20 years, and has won a Grammy Award. Don’t miss this interview with Jon Ruff, who is just loaded with knowledge… and also don’t miss this interesting PDF of exercises that he wrote with his own hand for the members of Trumpet Magazine!

William Denton: “It’s Not the Best Player Who Wins a Job, It’s the Best Prepared Player”

Today, we are interviewing one of the most relevant trumpeters in the Chicago area, who also happens to be a great person: Bill Denton. He studied with James Thompson and with Dave Hickman, among others; he has performed in the US Army Field Band and with other entities before winning his fist orchestra position in the Alabama Symphony. Currently, he is the principal trumpet of the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra. In addition to his interview with Trumpet Magazine, he shares none other than a PDF of exercises for our Members!

Eric Siereveld: “The Trumpet Is a Demanding Instrument, but If You Give It the Attention It Requires Everyday and Approach It the Right Way, You Will Have Success”

Today we have Eric Siereveld, the new Assistant Professor of Trompeta at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, a young musician that is involved with the William Adam philosophy of trumpet playing and has had a lot of freelance experience in all musical genres while living New York city. Don’t miss all the information he shares with Trumpet Magazine… and the exercise in PDF for subscribers!

David Krauss: “Knowledge Gleaned From Overcoming Obstacles Can Be More Easily Communicated to Students Than the Things I Can Do Naturally”

Today, we have an interview with David Krauss, a student of Wynton Marsalis and currently the principal trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, who also maintains his intense pedagogical works as a professor in the Juilliard School Pre-College Division, Rutgers University, Mannes School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Berkshire Summer Music… He is every bit of an international figure in the trumpet world and was willing to share his knowledge with Trumpet Magazine… and an exercise in PDF for members!

Brandon Craswell: “Results Will Only Happen When Students Honestly Assess Their Weaknesses and Take Them to Task”

In this new chapter we have Brandon Craswell, Associate Professor of Trumpet at University of Georgia, in Athens (USA). Brandon is also a professor of our Trumpet Magazine School, where we have several interesting videos of his, but we also wanted to share his experience with our members through an interview. Brandon gives us a few tips that he uses when working on Clarke studies with his students.

Stanley Friedman: “Most Technical/Physical Issues Can Be Solved by Focusing on the Music Itself”

Today we have the honor of interviewing a celebrity trumpeter, composer and director, Stanley Friedman, who also shares a preview of his soon to be published book with members of Trumpet Magazine — the book is called “Symmetrical Studies” (exercises and warm-ups designed to increase the register, maintain constant airflow and centering notes). Thank you, Stanley!