Donald Albrecht

The 47th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference

Donald Albrecht

Session: Lead Trumpet Style – How To Play Stylistically Accurate In A Big Band

Dr. Albrecht is a graduate of Berklee College of Music. At Berklee, he studied with lead trumpeter Lin Biviano. Upon leaving Berklee, Dr. Albrecht moved to study with lead trumpet teacher Jay Saunders at the University of North Texas. Dr. Albrecht continued his musical studies in New York City at Queens College under Michael Philip Mossman. While at Queens College, Dr. Albrecht studied with Tony Kadleck and Nick Marchione. Upon graduating with his Master’s in Music from Aaron Copland School of Music, he would earn his Doctoral Music degree at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. While at the University of Illinois, Dr. Albrecht studied with Bobby Shew and Roger Ingram. Dr. Albrecht performed as principal trumpet in the Urbana Pops Orchestra. Dr. Albrecht played lead trumpet in the Concert Jazz Band from 2016 to 2018 and was featured at the 2018 Jazz Education Network conference with Doc Severinsen. Dr. Albrecht played lead trumpet in the Latin Jazz Ensemble from 2016 to 2018 and was featured in the 2016,2017 and 2018 Notre Dame Latin Jazz Festival. Dr. Albrecht was the principal trumpet and a featured soloist in the University of Illinois Trumpet Ensemble. While a member, they were selected as semifinalists in the 2018 National Trumpet Competition. Dr. Albrecht’s dissertation entitled: Lead Trumpet Style: A stylistic Analysis of Modern Lead Trumpet Playing through the Examination of Five Prominent Lead Trumpet Players features the stylistic analysis and interviews of Wayne Bergeron, Tanya Darby, Jon Faddis, Tony Kadleck, and Bobby Shew.

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