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A place for celebrating the Trumpet Studio at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

  "Life is something like a trumpet. If you don't put anything in, you won't get anything out."
William Christopher Handy

Lesson sample #10: Dr. Schafer and Hannah on practicing and college

Audio of trumpet playing not necessarily an accurate representation of true sound


 Justin Wilson


Justin Wilson recently changed his major from chemistry to instrumental music education.  He had chosen chemistry initially because he thought he would make more money and have better job security.  He has realized instead that doing what you love is what will lead to career success.  He hopes to be a high school band director, but also has an interest in teaching music theory.  His advice to incoming freshmen is, “Go to class!”  He also enjoys participating in the Gemini Independent Winter Guard based in Red Bank, TN.

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April Carrillo - senior, attended North Side HS, political science and criminal justice major,

Timothy Clark - sophomore, attended Dade County HS, music education major,

Cory Dalton - junior, attended Grainger HS, music education major,

Taylor Franklin - junior, attended Carter HS, music education major,

Lindsey Keys - sophomore, attended Gibbs HS, music education major,

Zachary Langley - sophomore, attended Dade County HS, music education major,

Hannah Lillibridge - freshman, attended East Hamilton HS, pre-professional biology major,

Dr. Schafer -

Justin Wilson - sophomore, attended Marion County HS, music education major,


2014 Trumpet Festival of the Southeast

2014 Trumpet Festival of the Southeast participants, UTC

Trumpet Studio with Tony Plog

Tony Plog, renowned composer and trumpeter, with members of the UTC Trumpet Studio, January 2013

From left to right: Erika Schafer, Cory Dalton, Trevor Hayes, Tim Clark, Tony Plog, Andrew Maden, Nicholas Wysong, Zachary Langley, Lindsey Keys

 Marching band trumpets

2014 Marching Mocs Trumpet Section

Marching band trumpets silly