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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

Tim Clark

Tim Clark


Tim Clark is a music education major and when he graduates, he wants to teach elementary general music or middle school band.  He eventually wants to get a master’s degree in music therapy at which point he hopes to work with children with autism.  Tim’s experience during his high school internship with students with disabilities inspired him to want to pursue this as a career.  He witnessed firsthand how students who have a hard time concentrating or who deal with anger issues in other settings were focused and calm when engaged with music.  He loved to see the joy these students felt from music and from learning and growing.  In his time at UTC, Tim feels he has made the most progress in his increased confidence and use of air.  He is happy with who he is as a person and trumpet player, and what others think of him does not concern him anymore.  He would still like to improve in the areas of rhythm and counting.

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April Bennett - 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,


Trumpet Festival of the Southeast

2014 Trumpet Festival of the Southeast participants, UTC

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

2014 Marching Mocs Trumpet Section

Marching Band Trumpets 2014