National Trumpet Competition semi-finalists

Texas State’s small trumpet ensemble was just named semi-finalists in the prestigious National Trumpet Competition to be held in Denver in March.  Other schools in the semi-finals include the University of Michigan, Boston University, McGill University, Cincinnati Conservatory, Indiana University, New England Conservatory and the University of Miami. The group, Connor Towns, Esteban Borjas, Scott Crum, Aaron Rachui, Michael Lehman, and Jason Martinez, will perform an arrangement by Connor of Jennifer Higdon’s Sky Quartet.   Connor, who studies composition with Dr. Michael Ippolito, recently found out that Ms. Higdon is going to publish his arrangement.