Army Brass Quintet Masterclass
Members of the United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" visited campus on Thursday, October 1 for a masterclass/performance. The event took place in the PNC Recital Hall, and many of the music school's brass students were in attendance. The quintet was invited to perform at Duquesne by Jim Nova (Area Coordinator of Brass and Professor of Trombone) and Chad Winkler (Adjunct Professor of Trumpet). In addition to their roles as faculty here at the music school, both Nova and Winkler are members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
Quintet members SSG Kevin Gebo (trumpet), SSG Adrienne Doctor, SFC Craig Arnold (trombone), and SFC Gus Mitchell (trombone), along with Duquesne alumna SSG Christy Klenke (horn) presented a fantastic show, which included Fugace, from the Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio by Claude Bolling, arranged by Mike Tomaro, Program Director of Jazz Studies at Duquesne and former member of the Army Blues Band.
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