Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Guest Artist Spotlight: Terry Everson

Guest Artist Terry Everson
Terry Everson is an internationally renowned trumpet soloist, active as performer, educator, composer/arranger and church musician. He first gained international attention in 1988, winning (on consecutive days) both the Baroque/Classical and 20th Century categories of the inaugural Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Competition, with further success as First Prize laureate of the 1990 Louise D. McMahon International Music Competition.

Mr. Everson has premiered major works by composers John Davison, Stanley Friedman, Jan Krzywicki, Elena Roussanova-Lucas, and Gary Ziek. His collaboration with pianist Susan Nowicki has produced two complete recordings of numerous notable modern works, as well as single entries on two discs devoted to the works of Davison and Krzywicki; he has also recorded as soloist with the New England Brass Band, the Lexington Brass Band and the Eastern Wind Symphony. He is a Life Member of the International Trumpet Guild, having served as Conference Host in 1998, and was recently appointed Music Notation Specialist for the Guild’s quarterly Journal.

In September 1999, Mr. Everson joined the faculty of the Boston University College of Fine Arts and Tanglewood Institute; he has also served on the faculties of Asbury College, the University of Kentucky, Philadelphia College of Bible, the Las Vegas Music Festival, and the Lutheran Music Program. He is currently Principal Trumpet of the Peninsula Music Festival in Door County, Wisconsin, and Principal Solo Cornet and Assistant Conductor of the New England Brass Band. He appears frequently as a recitalist and clinician, and as soloist with orchestras, wind ensembles and brass bands. His extensive concert experience also includes appearances with the Boston Symphony and Pops, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Ballet, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Chestnut Brass Company, Philadelphia Natural Trumpet Ensemble, Lexington Philharmonic, Lexington Brass Band, Kentuckiana Brass and Percussion Ensemble, Ray Charles, Manhattan Transfer, Kentucky Jazz Repertory Orchestra, and as conductor of the Boston University and the University of Kentucky Trumpet Ensembles in various venues, including two international brass conferences.

While earning Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Trumpet Performance from the Ohio State University, Mr. Everson studied with Richard Burkart; lessons with Frank Kaderabek followed over the next few years. Mr. Everson is a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda music honor society.

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