2022 North American Baroque Trumpet Competition and Conference a Success

The North American Baroque Trumpet Competition and Conference (NABTCC) was held April 11-12, 2022, at the University of Kentucky (UK). The event was sponsored by the Historic Brass Society (HBS), and organized through the HBS Events Committee. Additional sponsors included Maller Brass, Brass for Beginners, The Baroque Trumpet Shop, the UK School of Music, and the Singletary Center for the Arts.

The event began with a master class by Stanley Curtis, President of HBS and assistant professor at Colorado State University. Curtis discussed Girolamo Fantini's 1638 trumpet treatise and how it provides valuable pedagogical information for those learning Baroque natural trumpet. At 11am, Barry Bauguess (trumpet), Paige Whitley-Bauguess (dancer), and Steven Plank (organ), presented a lecture-recital, "Dance and Rhetoric in Baroque Music"; They were assisted by trumpeters Elisa Koehler, David
Wharton, Stan Curtis, and Jason Dovel.

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Following the competition, a closing concert featured all of the guest artists and members of the UK
Baroque Trumpet Ensemble. The event was hosted by Jason Dovel, associate professor at the University of Kentucky, along with
support from UK teaching assistants Victor Yuen, Austin Stunkard, and Madison Barton.


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Guest artists perform in the closing concert.