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School of Music Hosts Trumpet Day on Saturday, November 16

A free day of clinics, workshops and performances featuring Wayne Bergeron
September 11, 2019

The School of Music is inviting trumpet musicians from across the state to join them for Trumpet Day, a FREE opportunity to learn, explore and connect with other artists. The event will have instrument and music displays, clinics, and performances by several area groups, including the Twin Cities Trumpet Ensemble, the University of Minnesota Trumpet Ensemble, and the Honor Trumpet Ensemble. The Twin Cities Trumpet Ensemble is the only regularly-performing 24-trumpet musical ensemble in the United States. Find out more about the group here

Wayne Bergeron, a world-famous studio and solo artist, will perform and present to attendees. Bergeron has worked on over 400 TV and motion picture soundtracks and served as a sideman on a prestigious list of contemporary jazz and pop recordings, which run the stylistic gamut from Ray Charles to Green Day. More about Bergeron can be found on his website. Also presenting and performing will be School of Music faculty members Marissa Benedict and Charles Lazarus

The Ferguson Hall lobby will open at 8:30 on November 16 for in-person registration (pre-registration is not necessary). Instruments, music, and accessories will be on display beginning at 9, clinics will begin at 10.

Schedule of events for UM Trumpet Day
Note: All events are free and open to the public and will be held in the Ultan Recital Hall at the UM School of Music. 

8:30 am: Registration in the Ferguson Hall Lobby

9:00 am: Displays by Schmitt Music and Groth Music open in Ferguson Hall #95

10:00 am: Prof. Marissa Benedict master class "Back to Basics: The Importance of Fundamentals"

10:45 am: Chuck Lazarus master class "Versatility and the Complete Musician"

11:30 am: Wayne Bergeron master class TBA

12:15 pm: Q & A session with all three guest artists

12:30 pm: Lunch and display time

2:00 pm: Ensembles concert with the Twin Cities Trumpet Ensemble and the UM Trumpet Ensemble-and a final piece featuring these two ensembles and selected high school and college students.

3:00 pm: Performance and Q&A session with Prof. Marissa Benedict and Wayne Bergeron

4:00 pm: Wayne Bergeron concert

Contact Marissa Benedict at for more information. 

All events will take place in Ferguson Hall, located on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis. Convenient parking is available at the University's 19th Avenue and 21st Avenue parking ramps; you must pay a fee to park in these ramps. Live-streaming will be available for some performances, visit for more information.