2017 Conference Reporting and Photography Staff

June 03, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Reporting Staff

Brianne Borden (BB) currently serves as a teaching assistant at Arizona State University, where she is pursuing her Doctor of Music degree under Professor David Hickman. She travels regularly to perform recitals and present Yoga for Musicians clinics.


Jason Crafton (JC) is assistant professor of trumpet at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.


Davy DeArmond (DD) is trumpet instrumentalist with the United States Naval Academy Band and serves on faculties of The Catholic University of America, Washington College, and Anne Arundel Community College.


Kevin Eisensmith (KE) is professor of trumpet and assistant chair of the music department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He served as president of ITG from 2009 to 2011 and was recently elected to serve as secretary from 2017 to 2019.


Luis Engelke (LE) is professor of trumpet at Towson University and principal trumpet with several orchestras. He serves as editor of the Music Reviews column for the ITG Journal and chair of the ITG Commissions Committee.


Olivia Funkhouser (OF) is currently pursuing a master's degree in trumpet performance at the University of North Texas with Dr. Jason Bergman after earning bachelor's degrees in trumpet performance and music education at the University of Southern Mississippi.


Ryan Gardner (RG) is associate professor of trumpet at Oklahoma State University. He is an avid performer and a member of the ITG Board of Directors and serves as the New York and Los Angeles artistic coordinator for Music for Autism.


Alan Klaus (AK) is assistant professor of trumpet at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.


Elisa Koehler (EK) is professor of music and director of the Center for Dance, Music, and Theatre at Goucher College. She is the author of Fanfares and Finesse: A Performer's Guide to Trumpet History and Literature and has served on the editorial staff of the ITG Journal since 2002.


Will Koehler (WK) is an active performer, educator, and writer and teaches at Bloomington High School North, Northview High School, and Tri-North Middle School in Bloomington, Indiana. He is a DM student in trumpet performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.


Marie Mencher (MM) is a music education candidate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she studies trumpet with Dr. Kevin Eisensmith. She holds a BA in Latin American Studies from Wesleyan University.


Eric Millard (EM) currently serves as third trumpet with the Tallahassee Symphony and is pursuing his doctorate in trumpet performance at Florida State University.


Kyle Millsap (KM) is assistant professor of trumpet and jazz at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. He oversees the dynamic trumpet program and directs the trumpet ensembles, jazz trumpet ensembles, and Jazz Band 3.


Nick Mondello (NM) is a freelance trumpeter, educator/clinician/consultant and writer. He is the author of 365 Trumpet Lessons, writes for many jazz publications, and is the editor of the Studio/Commercial Scene column for the ITG Journal.


Paige Nelson, editorial assistant, is a master’s trumpet student at the University of Northern Colorado and a recent graduate of the University of South Alabama.


Donald K. Roeder (DR), MD, FACS, is a retired thoracic surgeon who lives in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania. He serves as a bugler with the Cumberland County Honor Guard and performs with the Carlisle Town Band and the Carlisle Brass Quintet.


J. Peyden Shelton (JS) is currently assistant professor of trumpet at the University of Utah. He is also a Stomvi Flex mouthpiece artist and a Torpedo Bag professional artist.


Steve Siegel (SS) is a recordings reviewer and sheet music reviewer for the International Trumpet Guild Journal. He is the instructor of trumpet at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky.


Nick Volz (NV) is associate professor of classical and jazz trumpet at Loyola University New Orleans. He performs with a variety of groups, including the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.


Rebecca Walenz (RW) is the editor of the itg journal, jr. column in the ITG Journal. She is a doctoral teaching assistant in trumpet performance at Florida State University, where she studies with Christopher Moore.


Spencer Wallin (SW) is currently a teaching fellow at the University of North Texas, where he studies with Jason Bergman. Wallin has performed with the Dallas Winds, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the Utah Symphony Orchestra.


Aaron Witek (AW) is assistant professor of trumpet at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where he is a member of the Black Bayou Brass. 


Jodi Graham Wood is the assistant editor and principal proofreader of the ITG Journal and also serves as instructor of horn at the University of South Alabama.


Photography Staff

Michael Anderson (MA) is the ITG Website director and head photographer for the conference. He serves as professor of trumpet at Oklahoma City University and is a member of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.


Norman Bergstrom (NB) has been a member of the Blawenburg (New Jersey) Band trumpet section since 1962. He is also the photographer for the Nova Orchestra in West Windsor, New Jersey.


Del Lyren (DL) is professor of trumpet and jazz at Bemidji State University. He has been active in many aspects of ITG, including co-hosting the 2011 conference in Minneapolis.


Brian Shook (BS) is associate professor of trumpet at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, and is the editor of the Recording Reviews column for the ITG Journal. He also serves as stage manager for the ITG Conference.


John Tamer (JT) is a trumpet player living in Ellicott City, Maryland, who works as an engineer at Johns Hopkins University.



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