NSU holds workshop for trumpet students

Northwestern State University Associate Professor of Trumpet Galindo Rodriguez worked with a group of high school trumpet players during NSU’s annual Honors Wind Ensemble Music Camp. Those taking part were, front from left, Allison Jenkins of Jacksonville, Florida, Keaton McGill of Garland, Texas, Zeshan Farooq of Little Elm, Texas, middle row, Adam Bowen and Cody Clark of Queen City, Texas, Noah Rampmaier of Bossier City, back row, Rodriguez, Isaac Kent of Bossier City and NSU student Lane Clevenger of Natchitoches, who was assistant to Rodriguez and as one of the camp counselors. Rodriguez served as applied trumpet clinician and ensemble coach. Throughout the week, he provided private instruction, daily master classes and ensemble preparation for a Thursday evening concert. Subjects covered during the master classes included: four basic fundamentals of trumpet playing, respiration as applied to trumpet playing, stylistic considerations for standard trumpet literature, intonation and psychology of performance.