U of Maryland

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by ejaime23, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. ejaime23

    ejaime23 Pianissimo User

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    Hey guys, I had a good conversation with a fellow trumpet player the other day, and we were talking about his studies with Chris Gekker. That sparked an interest in the Maryland music program, and after listening to some the audio clips of Mahler 3 I'm pretty sold that it's a no BS program. In any case, I'm hoping to get some views about the university's program, not just trumpet, but ensembles, the level of players, guys getting gigs, etc. I'll be auditioning for grad schools soon and this has made the list of potential places I'd like to be, any info is appreciated, thanks!
     
  2. RG111

    RG111 Piano User

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    I didn't attend MD, but have had several former students go there. From what they told me I would think it would be a great place to go. Chris Gekker is a wonderful teacher and player.
    Roy Griffin
     
  3. wvtrumpet

    wvtrumpet Pianissimo User

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    A good buddy of mine did his masters their while he played in the DC Army Band. He LOVED Chris Gekker...Great school, great program, amazing teacher!!!
     
  4. ecarroll

    ecarroll Artist in Residence Staff Member

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    Edgar,

    Chris is a fabulous player and has a wonderful reputation as a teacher. If you're looking at a music school within a state university environment, few, if any, are better than UMd.

    Best,
    EC
     

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