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Master Classes

UT Tyler School of Performing Arts

UT Tyler is pleased to host the following master classes during 2016-2017.

James Austin Trumpet Master Class

James Austin
Professor Emeritus of Trumpet, Moores School of Music
5 p.m. March 30, FAC 1221

James Austin, a native Michigander, has been on the faculty of the Moores School of Music since 1960, first as an affiliate artist and then as professor of trumpet. He has also served on the faculties of the Houston Baptist University and the National Music Camp in Interlochen.

As a performer, Austin has distinguished himself as principal trumpet of the Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Houston Chamber Orchestra and the acclaimed Eastman Wind Ensemble. He helped found the faculty Symphonic Brass Quintet upon joining the UH School of Music in 1960.

His students have an astounding record of achievement and success in the professional world. Recent graduates hold positions in the orchestras of Calgary, Vancouver, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Louisville, among others, and they are regularly contenders for positions with major orchestras throughout the world. Many of his students have become noted teachers in their own right in colleges and universities, high schools and private studios.

Aside from his musical contributions, the University of Houston has benefited from his willing service as a member of the School of Music Advisory, Curriculum and Scholarship Committees, as well as numerous other university, college and school search committees.

James Austin resides in SW Houston and enjoys his growing private trumpet teaching practice and invites contact via www.JamesAustinTrumpet.com


Entrepreneurship in the Arts: Cultivating the Entrepreneur Mindset

Rachel Roberts
Founder and Director of Entrepreneurial Musicianship Department, New England Conservatory
12:30-1:30 p.m. Feb. 2, Braithwaite Recital Hall

Appointed by President Tony Woodcock in 2009 as founder and director of NEC's entrepreneurial musicianship department, Roberts was charged with designing and leading a major new initiative that would equip young musicians with key extra-musical skills to support their artistic careers. Since that time, Rachel has launched a wide range of experiential programs and curricula, including a signature grant initiative, courses on arts entrepreneurship, fellowships, creative performance projects and more.


Northwestern State University Percussion Ensemble

Oliver Molina
Dr. Oliver Molina, Director
5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 15, FAC 2007 (Percussion Studio)

Dr. Molina will give a short master class, following which the percussion ensemble will perform. This event is open to all audiences, particularly those in music education.



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