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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

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2014 Trumpet Festival of the Southeast a success!

 Trumpet Festival photo



Lesson sample #9: Dr. Schafer and Tim Clark on performance anxiety

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


Trevor Hayes


Trevor Hayes is currently student teaching at Ringgold HS in Georgia. Student teaching is what he expected in terms of the schedule and commitment required, but he is surprised by the level of dedication from the students. He has found middle school instruction to be challenging, but finds that keeping a quick pace in rehearsals helps. With high school students, he has learned to not let them get away with mistakes or they will repeat them! Making music with students is what he enjoys most about student teaching. He values interacting with them as musicians, not just students. He is hoping to gain employment as a music educator this fall.

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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,

Trevor Hayes - senior, attended Science Hill 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,

Nicholas Wysong - senior, attended Soddy Daisy HS, music education major,

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


This n That

UTC Trumpet Ensemble with Don Welch on the set of This n That, November 2013

From left to right: Don Welch, Taylor Franklin, Nick Wysong, Justin Wilson, Zachary Langley, Tim Clark

 Marching Mocs Trumpets 2013

2013 Marching Mocs Trumpet Section