Vince DiMartino Virtual Residency at Ithaca

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant the cancellation of many musical events.  This has not stopped all universities and trumpet studio from keeping quality music education moving forward. From April 20 to May 1, 2020, Vince DiMartino was a guest artist at Ithaca College for a virtual residency while the college was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of his virtual residency, DiMartino was featured as a soloist on Autumn Leaves for the IC Jazz Ensembles quarantine recording project and also lead a master class through Zoom, a presentation on his historic trumpet collection, a live Q&Q session, and a warm-up class.

The residency started off with a Facebook Live Q&A held by Aaron Witek, Prof. Chris Coletti, and Vincent DiMartino. Students learned how Vince DiMartino began his journey on the trumpet leading up to where he is now. Following that was a master class where Angela (grad student), Evan (junior), Nate and Anna (freshmen) received instruction. DiMartino covered topics such as how to stand out in auditions, the tone flow in our playing, and as Mr. DiMartino puts it “understand where you’re headed, not what you’re playing.”

Following the master class, DiMartino presented on his historic trumpet collection from his house via Zoom. This featured various trumpets from a natural trumpet, echo trumpet, Charlier trumpet, and more. The students were able to see DiMartino’s massive collection and learn more about historic trumpets, why they were made, and how they have changed over time.  

(Source: Angela King)

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