I’m a trumpet player and private lesson instructor based in Charlotte, NC. I studied music at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, where I earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and a Master of Music in Trumpet Performance.
As a new author for BrassMusician.com, I get the opportunity to combine two things I love: brass playing and writing. (I was always that strange person who looked forward to research papers!)
I hope you enjoy reading my articles as much as I enjoy writing them!
If you want to find out more about me, you can check out the website I’m putting together at www.ErinEllenburg.com
According to an article published in the Guardian on February 16, 2012, an American scientist believes that the standing stones of Stonehenge are placed so as to reproduce an auditory interference pattern. This type of [...]
Get the book here! I was browsing the Carl Fischer Publishing website the other day, and the book I Used To Play Trumpet: An Innovative Method for Adults Returning to Play, by Larry Clark, composer [...]
Recently, I had some work done on my Bb trumpet. I was having particular trouble with slotting and intonation in the G-to-Bb-above-the-staff area. So I sent it off to Bill Jones of Trumpet Design Studio, [...]
Dr. Jack Stamp is Professor of Music, Chairperson of the Music Department and Director of Band Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and teaches courses in graduate conducting. Dr. [...]
Performing at your very best is challenging even in optimal conditions. Adding extreme heat to the equation can throw anyone off their game. Whether you’re playing an outdoor concert, the national anthem at a ballgame, [...]
A crucial component of a musical education is participation in chamber music. Whether this be a brass or woodwind quintet, a jazz combo, a trumpet trio, a tuba ensemble, or something else, there is so [...]
As brass musicians, we often lament our short history, and the supposed corresponding deficiency of old music and instruments, particularly when compared to that of strings, piano, and even woodwinds. “They have hundreds of years [...]