NPP Clinic

The Non-Pro Player Committee is responsible for selection and recommendation of the presenter and topic for the Non-Pro/Comeback Player Clinic at ITG Conferences.

Previous ITG Conference Non-Pro/Comeback Player Clinics, Presenters and Topics:

2021 Virtual ITG Conference – 

You Sure That’s the Right Note? (Ear-Training for Trumpeters) – James Blackwell

Multi-track Remote Video & Audio Recording – John Hackett

Tips and Tricks to Practice Efficiently – Chris Carrillo

Instrument and Mouthpiece Selection as a Player Ages – Trent Austin

Non-Pro Player Motivation and Covid-19 – John Hackett – live in-person interactive session on Zoom

Self-directed Return to Trumpet Following an Extended Absence – Thomas Zoubek

Helpful Apps & Tools for the Busy Trumpeter – Raquel Samayoa

Playing in a Community Band/Orchestra/Chamber Ensemble – Thomas Zoubek

Be in the know: Classical vs. Jazz Style and Articulation – Robert Sears

2019 Miami, Florida – Christopher Moore, Let's Get Back to Fundamentals!; Keys to Success for Every Comeback/Non-Pro Player Enthusiast (DescriptionPresentationPower Point PDF)

2018 San Antonio, Texas – David Vining, Using Body Mapping to Prevent Injury and Become More Efficient

2017 Hershey, Pennsylvania Chase Sanborn, How to Sustain Level on Limited Practice or Circuit Training for Brass Players

2016 Anaheim, California – Alan Siebert, Coming Back from Injury and Injury Avoidance

2015 Columbus, Ohio – Gordon Mathie, Music is My Life

2014 Valley Forge, Pennsylvania – Vincent DiMartino, The Golden Years of Trumpet – Maintaining Technical and Musical Skills

2013 Grand Rapids, Michigan – David Brown, Starting Over Again – The True Comeback Player

2012 Columbus, Georgia – Bryan Goff, Planning, Structuring, and Adapting to Your Comeback

2011 Minneapolis, Minnesota – Kim Dunnick, Don’t Reinvent the Wheel

2010 Sydney, NSW, Australia – Dan Hallock and Jeff Piper, Tools for Trumpet Players with Day Jobs

2009 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Don Roeder and Brian Evans, Growing Old Gracefully with the Trumpet

2008 Banff, Alberta, Canada – Michael Tunnell (with Gordon Mathie & Matt Byrne), Recovering from Injury

2007 Amherst, Massachusetts – Kim Dunnick, Comeback Player Basics




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