I’m back from another fantastic ITG Conference. This time it was Minneapolis, May 23-28. I would like to thank everyone that stopped by the Composers’ Collective booth and said Hi or bought something. It seemed we hardly ever had any down time. I also would like to thank my colleagues at the booth, David Canfield, Jim Gauthier, Jim Stephenson and our booth mom, Lauren Bernofsky.
I went up with four UWP trumpet students and we all had a great time trying out horns, mouthpieces, going to great concerts and clinics and we even found a fantastic Indian restaurant! We all came away with different personal highlights of the week which I think is a sign of a strong, diverse conference. I would have to say my highlight was hearing Jouko Harjanne play the Linkola trumpet concerto with the Minnesota Orchestra. They played Mahler 6 on the second half of the program which was also fantastic but Jouko stole the show for me.