2022 ITG Conference Reporting Staff

June 07, 2022

Brianne Borden is assistant professor of trumpet at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. She is a member of the Potsdam Brass Quintet and principal trumpet in the Orchestra of Northern New York. Additionally, she co-owns Yoga for All Musicians, a yoga studio specifically designed for musicians. 

 

Julia Bell is a musician and educator based in Tallahassee, Florida. She is a member of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra and is a doctoral graduate teaching assistant at Florida State University.

 

Javian Brabham serves as assistant professor of trumpet and brass area chair at Valdosta State University. He serves as principal trumpet of the Valdosta and Albany (GA) Symphony Orchestras.

 

Spencer Brand serves as adjunct faculty of trumpet and ear-training at Glendale Community College (Arizona). He also performs and arranges for the Phoenix Brass Collective and coordinates their annual Young Artist Competition.

 

George Carpten, IV, is the ITG Profile column editor for the ITG Journal and serves as assistant professor of trumpet at Northern Kentucky University.

 

Sarah Cisney is a junior music education student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she studies trumpet with Kevin Eisensmith. 

 

Eli Denecke is a recent doctoral graduate of Florida State University. He is now a freelance trumpeter and educator in the Greater New York area.

 

Flint Angeroth Franks is a freelance trumpeter and band clinician across the United States. Currently, he is pursuing his doctorate in trumpet performance at Florida State University. 

 

Scott Hagarty serves as a media reviewer for the ITG Journal and is assistant professor of trumpet at Tennessee Tech University. He is principal trumpet of the Bryan Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Brass Arts Quintet.

 

Benjamin Hay serves as assistant professor of trumpet at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He performs as principal trumpet of the Signature Symphony (Tulsa, OK), Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra, and Tulsa’s Starlight Concert Band.

 

Daniel Kelly is professor of trumpet at Texas A&M University-Commerce and Media Reviews editor for the ITG Journal.

 

Christopher Luebke-Brown is a doctoral student at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His primary teachers include Ryan Gardner, Ryan Anthony, and Ray Sasaki. He enjoys teaching privately and conducting pedagogical research.

 

Angela King, editorial assistant, is a trumpet player residing in Tallahassee, Florida. She is a Doctor of Music degree candidate at Florida State University.

 

Kyle Millsap is associate professor of trumpet and jazz at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. He is a member of the Corpus Christi and Victoria Symphony Orchestras and the Kingsville Brass Quintet.

 

Joseph Nibley serves as assistant professor of brass studies at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, where he maintains an active teaching and performing schedule.

 

Maryna Pohlman received her master’s degree in trumpet performance at the University of Utah and her Bachelor of Arts degree in trumpet performance at Fort Lewis College. 

 

Nathan Shadix is a graduate trumpet student at the University of South Alabama, where he studies with Dr. Peter Wood.

 

J. Peyden Shelton is assistant professor of trumpet at the University of Utah and a member of Fifth Bridge and the Mirari Brass Quintet. He is a Yamaha performing artist.

 

Richard Tirk is professor of trumpet and jazz at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. He and his wife, Suzanne, perform works for trumpet and clarinet as Duo Iona.

 

Jena Vangjel is instructor of trumpet at Louisiana State University. In addition, she is an active freelancer and is the founder/director of Community of Note. 

 

Matthew Vangjel is associate professor of trumpet at Louisiana State University and also holds positions with the Mirari Brass Quintet, Fountain City Brass Band, and Mobile Symphony Orchestra.

 

Nick Volz is associate professor of trumpet and jazz studies at Loyola University New Orleans.

 

Spencer Wallin lives in Utah, where he works as a freelance musician, performing regularly with the Orchestra at Temple Square. He formally taught trumpet part-time at Texas A&M University-Kingsville and Navarro College.

 

Marisa Youngs is adjunct professor of trumpet and music theory at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. She serves as chair of the ITG New Works committee and was previously the on-site coordinator.


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