Ralph Dudgeon will present a recital of 19th-century music on the E-flat and B-flat keyed bugles on Saturday, February 11, at 8:00 p.m. as part of the Music Department’s annual TrumpetFest. Assisting Dudgeon will be Sun Min Kim and Evan Engelstad, piano.
Dudgeon is a versatile musician/scholar who is known for historically informed performance on period instruments as well as his performances of contemporary repertoire. Dudgeon received his PhD in musicology from the University of California, San Diego. He earned a Master of Arts degree in trumpet performance and a Bachelor of Arts in music education from San Diego State University.
Dudgeon appeared throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and China as a trumpet soloist and conductor. His debut solo album, Music for Keyed Bugle, was the first full-length recording devoted to the keyed bugle. His keyed bugle research and performances were influential in the 20th-century revival of that instrument. He has recorded for Musical Heritage Society, Music Masters, Newport Classic, Nimbus, Hyperion, Innova, and Spring Tree labels.
Dudgeon contributed articles to Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, New Grove Dictionary of American Music, American Musical Instrument Society Journal, International Trumpet Guild Journal, Ovation, and Historic Brass Society Journal. Dudgeon contributed two chapters to the Cambridge Companion to Brass Instruments. His 1993 book, The Keyed Bugle (Scarecrow Press), is considered the definitive research on that instrument. The second, expanded edition of The Keyed Bugle was released in 2004. Dudgeon’s Das Flügelhorn, (2003) is published by PPVMEDIEN GmbH in German and English. The work is a history of the flugelhorn and features over 100 color photos of instruments housed in the Instrumentenmuseum, Schloß Kremsegg, Upper Austria. In 2006, Dudgeon received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities from the State University of New York.
Dudgeon remains an active trumpet performer in a variety of genera and lives in upstate New York.
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This program is free and open to the general public. For more information about these and other events sponsored by the IUP Music Department, please call 724-357-2390 or visit the Music Department website.