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The 2018 registration is now open. Pre-registration rates are as follows:
$125 Early Bird Professional Rate
Through Oct. 1st
$155 Pre-conference Professional Rate
Through Dec. 13th
$90 Early Bird First Time Attendee Professional Rate
Through Oct. 1st 
$125 First Time Attendee Professional Rate
Through Dec. 13th 

College Student Rate
Through Dec. 13th

NOTE:  Anyone registered as a spouse or exhibitor will be ineligible to receive a professional development certificate/credit hours for the events attended during the conference.  

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Creating a Beautiful Trumpet Sound

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  • The fundamentals of creating trumpet tone, musicianship and ensemble playing. Through explanation and demonstration the Martin’s describe the road to playing the trumpet professionally. From beginning fundamentals to rehearsals and performances with the Chicago Symphony and Civic Orchestras Chris and Mike discuss how it feels, and the rewards of what it’s like, to work at the instrument every day.
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  • Freddy Martin is band director at the Westminster schools and is entering his forty first year in teaching. He is adjunct faculty for brass at Emory University and is Brass Coordinator for the Phantom Regiment Drum Corps. He is a member of the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame. Chris Martin is Principal Trumpet in the Chicago Symphony and is adjunct faculty for trumpet at Northwestern University. After receiving his degree from the Eastman School of Music Mr. Martin performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra before joining the Chicago Symphony. Michael Martin has recently completed his Masters Degree from Northwestern University in trumpet performance and is a member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra. He is a former national trumpet champion as a soloist and also is a composer and performer with the Northwestern Trumpet Ensemble.