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2019 Arkansas Trumpet Workshop

Welcome, trumpet enthusiasts of all ages! Be sure to attend our 2019 event for the opportunity to participate in workshops and masterclasses – not to mention meeting others who love the trumpet.This is the perfect opportunity to develop your skills, interact with others who share your musical interests, and learn new repertoire.

This year’s special guest artist is internationally recognized artist John Aley, Principal Trumpet of the Madison Symphony and Professor Emeritus of Trumpet at the University of Wisconsin, and former member of the American Brass Quintet. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our 2019 event. See below for details about his impressive career. 

Performances will be given by U of A trumpet professor Richard Rulli, the U of A Trumpet Ensemble, the Trumpet Workshop Ensemble, and our special guest artist.

Sign up today!

Eligibility: Open to trumpet enthusiasts of all ages
Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Times: 9:30 am – 7:30 pm       [See schedule below for details.]

Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, U of A Campus, Fayetteville

Click here for maps, directions, and parking information.


$25 by February 8 / $40 after February 8

Fee includes lunch, instruction, and materials

Event Registration:

Click here to register and pay online. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover Card accepted. 

NOTE: Registration requires establishing an account. Please be sure the account contact is the parent or guardian, and the student is listed as a child on the adult’s account. This will help ensure that the appropriate information (age, school, instrument, etc.) is collected for each participant.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Refunds are not available; however, substitutions are welcome at any time.

For More Information

Registration : David Owens, CMS Operations Coordinator – 479-575-4702, cms@uark.edu
Curriculum : Dr. Richard Rulli, Professor of Trumpet – 479-575-6383 – rrulli@uark.edu


10:00 – 10:30am Program Check-in SBSCH
10:30am Welcome & Opening Session  
11:00am Presentation by Guest Artist John Aley “Blow Into the Little End: Reflections of Life with the Trumpet”  
12:30pm Lunch  (included in registration fee) Brough Dining Hall
1:30pm UA Trumpet Ensemble Performance SBSCH
  2:30pm Master Class with Guest Artist John Aley, UA Trumpet Students, & Workshop Lottery Participants  
4:45pm Trumpet Ensemble Reading Session (all workshop participants)  
5:30pm Workshop Finale Recital featuring John Aley, Richard Rulli, & Tomoko Kashiwagi  
   *Final Recital Open to the Public – Workshop Families are Encouraged to Attend*  



Program Director

Richard J. Rulli, trumpet, holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin- Madison (DMA), Ithaca College, New York (MM), and the University of Northern Colorado (BM/BME). At the University of Arkansas, he teaches trumpet, brass chamber music, conducts the trumpet ensemble and performs as a founding member of the Arkansas Brassworks, the UA faculty brass quintet in residence. In addition, he serves as Principal Trumpet of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, formerly the North Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Rulli is a 2009 University of Arkansas Faculty Gold Medal recipient for his support of students as a faculty mentor in performance and advising.


Guest Artist

John Aley has performed extensively throughout the U. S. and internationally. He is Principal trumpet and soloist with Madison Symphony, and formerly with the Wichita, Greenwich, and Stamford, CT Symphonies. He performed with the St. Louis Symphony, the Buffalo Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony and New York City based ensembles: the American Brass Quintet, American Symphony and Brooklyn Philharmonic, working with legendary musicians Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland. Aley was also a soloist at the Vienna Chamber Orchestra with Maurice Andre, and with the English Chamber Orchestra. He has recorded with ABQ, PDQ Bach, Wisconsin Brass Quintet, and a solo CD Autumn (available from iTunes). In 2016, Aley made an international performance in Cuba for the 500th Anniversary Celebration of the City of Santiago, as well as performances and master classes in Mexico City and Toluca. He has served as a performing artist/educator at the Aspen Music Festival, Yale Summer School of Music, and UW-Madison Summer Music Clinic. Currently a Valade Fellow at the Interlochen Center for the Arts and faculty of the Interlochen Trumpet Institute. Further, he is a featured performer, clinician/adjudicator for the International Trumpet Guild and National Trumpet Competition. He is former faculty at Brooklyn College, Wichita State University, and Western Connecticut State College. After 36 years of teaching, Aley retired and became Professor/Emeritus of the Mead Witter School of Music at UW-Madison. 


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