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Welcome to Trumpet Teacher Talk, a podcast about the trumpet, teaching trumpet and trumpet teachers, where we talk with the greatest teachers of the instrument about what they do and how they do it!

Nov 3, 2016

"Sing your heart out" - A conversation with Frank Gabriel Campos.

Frank Gabriel Campos is a renowned classical and jazz soloist and the author of Trumpet Technique (Oxford University Press, 2005), regarded the best single source on the subject. His popular 'Clinic' column in the International Trumpet Guild Journal has been an important pedagogical voice to thousands of trumpeters around the world since 1995. Currently professor of trumpet at Ithaca College’s Whalen Center for Music, Campos earned his bachelor’s degree from California State University Fresno and did graduate work at the University of North Texas where he won the Outstanding Masters and Outstanding Doctoral Student Awards, as well as the Hexter Prize for Outstanding Graduate. His primary teachers include John James Haynie, Leonard Candelaria, Don Jacoby, James Stamp, W. Ritchie Clendenin, Carole Klein, and his father. 

Mr Campos has been principal trumpet of the Dallas Chamber Orchestra, Texas Baroque Ensemble, Bear Valley Festival Orchestra, and Madera Symphony Orchestra, and he has been a member of the Fort Worth Symphony, the Fresno Philharmonic, and the Monterey County Symphony. He is a former member of the University of North Texas One O’clock Lab Band, the Dallas Cowboys Band, and he has been a featured soloist at the Ottawa International Jazz Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Sacramento Jazz Festival, and others. He has played or toured with such artists as Natalie Cole, Johnny Mathis, Ella Fitzgerald, and Bob Hope, and has performed at Constitution Hall, New York’s Town Hall, and on the stages of the Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center.