MASON SUMMER TRUMPET ACADEMY
Part of Summer Music Intensive Week!
Join fellow trumpeters in a unique and engaging educational experience at Mason’s Trumpet Academy. Led by Mason School of Music professors and guest faculty, participants will learn different trumpet fundamentals and playing styles through daily masterclasses, group lessons, chamber ensembles, solo performances, and world class guest artists. Students will strengthen their musicianship and trumpet skills as they prepare for an exciting musical future. Family and friends will enjoy a final student performance on the last day.
Ages: 13-18 years
Dates: June 17-21, 2019
Times: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (M-F)
Tuition: $430 (optional room & board add $640 – see below)
Location: Mason Fairfax Campus, Performing Arts Building
ON-CAMPUS HOUSING AVAILABLE – ADD “SUMMER RESIDENTIAL OPTION” TO YOUR CART!
Added Cost: $640
Whether you live near or far, students can add the “Summer Residential Option” and experience a week of campus life, with special evening activities included, while gaining new friendships with other like-minded artistic students. Students are fully supervised all week, with both male and female RA’s in housing. Rooms are double occupancy (linens and wi-fi included), and 3 meals a day are provided (dinner is included on Sunday, and breakfast and lunch are included on Friday). Check in is Sunday, June 16th, and students will check out Friday morning and be ready to depart immediately after the conclusion of the program on Friday afternoon. After registering for Summer Trumpet Academy (but before final checkout/ payment!), search for and add “Summer Residential Option” to your cart – or REGISTER HERE . IMPORTANT: No refunds can be given for the Summer Residential option after April 1, 2019.
An “Extended Day” option is available for this program from 4-6 pm for $90/week, located in Mason’s Performing Arts Building and staffed by the Academy’s Summer Staff. After registering for this program (but before final checkout/ payment!), search for “Extended Day” or “After Care”, choose the corresponding week, and add to your cart – or Register Here separately.
Director/Instructor: Kevin Gebo, Mason School of Music Professor
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Read about Dr. Gebo
He has performed with musicians and ensembles such as Andrea Bocelli, Idina Menzel and the Brass Band of Battle Creek, and can be seen frequently performing with the Washington Symphonic Brass, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra and the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. His performances have taken him all across the country as well as performances in Canada, Austria, Australia and Germany. He was the principal trumpet on the Naxos recording of William Bolcom’s “Songs of Innocence and Experience” which won four Grammy awards including “Best Classical Album”.
Some of Kevin’s most memorable experiences have been performing in the Inaugural Parade for President Barack Obama and for Pope Francis’ Papal Mass during his visit to the United States. Kevin was invited by Julia Fordham and Paul Reiser to perform as a featured guest on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on their hit single “UnSung Hero”.
Kevin received a Bachelor’s Degree in Trumpet Performance from the University of Michigan, Master’s Degree from the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Doctorate degree from The Catholic University of America. Kevin is currently a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army. He plays Pickett mouthpieces exclusively and is a Yamaha Performing Artist.
Guest Artist: TBA
Teaching Assistant: TBA
- Be sure to check our policies and procedures regarding withdrawals, refunds and more for summer programs.
- All students will receive a Trumpet Academy Welcome Letter 2019 via email at least 1 week before the program starts with all necessary details including drop off, pick up, what to bring, etc. Feel free to call the Academy office with questions at 703-993-9889.
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To register by phone or request a paper registration form, please call the Academy office at 703-993-9889.
“I appreciated the exposure to quality teachers and professionals in music.” – Mason Summer Trumpet Academy 2018 ParticipantSee More Testimonials
“I loved the [final] concert on the last day. It was amazing to hear the different groups perform.” – Mason Summer Trumpet Academy 2017 Parent