The 48th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference
Warm-Up Session: Morning Sounds and Songs
Trumpeter Dr. Richard Tirk has performed on five continents for such varied audiences as the King and Queen of Norway, to jazz soloist with the Hugues Leroy Big Band in Jacmel, Haiti. An avid performer, he has premiered several new works, including Robert Levy’s ‘Reflections’ for trumpet/clarinet at the International Trumpet Guild conference in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Tirk has also been a member of several Midwest orchestras and opera orchestras sharing the stage with artists such as Doc Severinsen, Itzak Perlman, and Joyce DiDonato. A sought-after clinician, Dr. Tirk has given masterclasses across the U.S., Brazil, Haiti, and the British Isles. He has a music education degree from Lawrence University, and degrees in trumpet performance from Western Michigan University and Michigan State University. Formerly on the faculties of Bethel College and Luther College, he currently teaches trumpet and directs the jazz program at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.