The 5th Annual International William Adam Trumpet Festival Takes Place at Appalachian State University, July 18-21, 2019

The Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC is proud to welcome the 5th Annual International William Adam Trumpet Festival, held on July 18–21, 2019. Hosted by Dr. James Stokes Jr., Professor of Trumpet, and Mr. Brent Bingham, the annual gathering offers opportunities to perform and learn from multi-generational students of the legendary trumpet pedagogue while honoring the legacy of William Adam.

The festival will involve a “Who’s Who” of students of William Adam, many of whom are among the top trumpet artists in the world. In addition to master classes, concerts and free lessons, there will be a seminar dedicated to specific problem solving and classes for the next generation of colleagues. Brass vendors will also be on hand with information and merchandise.

Special guest artist Chris Botti, a Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and composer, will present a live concert on Friday, July 19 at 8pm at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts as part of An Appalachian Summer Festival. Free events open to the public include a Festival Recital on Friday, July 19 at 2pm and the Festival Jazz Ensemble on Saturday, July 20 at 7:30pm. Both concerts will take place at the Hayes School of Music.

If interested in participating, fees are $200 per person or $75 for currently enrolled students. More information is available at

About the Hayes School of Music

Named for Mariam Cannon Hayes, the Hayes School of Music enrolls more than 475 students pursuing careers in the following fields: Music Education, Music Performance, Music Therapy, Sacred Music, Composition and Theory, Music Industry Studies, Jazz Studies, Graduate Music Studies. These programs are supported by more than 50 faculty, numerous performance ensembles, and modern academic and performance facilities.

About Appalachian State University

As the premier, public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

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Published: Jul 2, 2019 9:09am