Eisensmith attends 44th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference

Posted on 7/18/2019 11:03:53 AM

Kevin Eisensmith, professor of Trumpet, recently returned from the annual conference of the International Trumpet Guild. This year’s conference was held July 8–13, 2019, in Miami, Florida. This was the 26th ITG conference that Eisensmith has attended.

Don Robertson ITG 2019

Don Robertson during the presentation of the lecture “The Aging Trumpeter”

Eisensmith and Donald Robertson (Department of Psychology, retired) presented a clinic titled “The Aging Trumpeter.” Eisensmith also served as one of the reporters for the ITG Journal. His reports will appear in the October 2019 issue of the Journal as part of a synopsis of the 2019 conference.

Several IUP alumni also attended the conference, including:

  • Gary Ziek (BSEd ’81, MA ’86)
  • Bryan Edgett (BSEd ’84)
  • John Manning (BA ’91, BSEd ’93)
  • Marisa Youngs (BSEd ’12)
  • Tim Winfield (BSEd ’05)
  • James Johnson (BSEd ’11)
  • Marie Mencher (BSEd ’17)
Eisensmith and Robertson ITG 2019

Don Robertson and Kevin Eisensmith

Eisensmith has served on the board of directors for ITG for 14 years. He currently serves as secretary of the organization, and previously served as president from 2009 to 2011.

More than 1,000 trumpet players from around the world attended the conference, which featured performances and clinics by some of the world’s leading trumpet artists.

For more information about the International Trumpet Guild, visit the International Trumpet Guild website.

Johnson, Edgett, Eisensmith and Ziek ITG 2019

From left: Jim Johnson, Bryan Edgett, Eisensmith, and Gary Ziek

Winfield, Youngs, Eisensmith, Manning, Mencher ITG 2019

From left: Tim Winfield, Marisa Youngs, Eisensmith, John Manning, and Marie Mencher

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