PLEASE NOTE: The start/end date above is NOT the event date. This event will be held Dec. 4.
JOHNSON CITY (Posted Nov. 26, 2012) – “E for Effort,” the next recital in the East Tennessee State University Department of Music’s “Around the World in 80” series, will feature the last two presidents of ETSU’s Faculty Senate.
This free public recital will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 105 S. Boone Street.
Pianist Dr. Thomas Schacht, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the James H. Quillen College of Medicine, is past president of the Faculty Senate, and trumpeter Dr. David Champouillon, professor of Music, is president emeritus of the organization.
These longtime friends and collaborators will come together to perform works with various connections to the key of E flat or E. All pieces will be played on the E flat trumpet, which, Champouillon says, takes “a lot of effort.” The literature includes Loeillet’s “Sonata on A Flat Major,” Neruda’s “Concerto in E Flat Major,” and “Mystique” and “Rag Polka” from Bolling’s “Toot Suite.”
Schacht, who holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from Rutgers University, is director of both Forensic Services and Psychotherapy Training for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He teaches in the areas of psychotherapy, psychopathology, psychological assessment and forensic psychiatry. He provides forensic services to state and federal courts, prosecution and defense in criminal matters, and plaintiff and defense in civil matters.
Champouillon, a Bach Artist/Clinician, is leader of The Jazz Doctors and the ETSU Faculty Brass and directs the ETSU Jazz Program. He has been listed in The Pros Speak – Embouchure as one of the top 50 trumpeters in the United States and in the “Trumpeter” Handbook II as one of the top 600 influential trumpeters in the world by Schott Publishing, Germany.
A former solo trumpeter in both classical and jazz in the U.S. Air Force Band system and two-time Downbeat award winner for Best College Big Band, Champouillon is also a published author, having written for Bill Pfund’s Beginning and Intermediate Trumpet Methods and the International Trumpet Guild Journal. His recordings include two U.S. Air Force Band albums, CDs with the University of North Carolina Jazz Ensemble and Syracuse Symphony, and the National Endowment for the Arts-funded “Appalachian Harmony.”
Champouillon has been a featured soloist with orchestras, wind ensembles, jazz ensembles and brass groups throughout the United States and abroad. He has also performed with The Moody Blues, Marvin Hammlisch, Mel Torme, Marvin Stamm, Rufus Reid, Disney Ice Shows and many others.
Joining the former presidents will be organist Laura Heywood Champouillon and The Jazz Doctors.
Laura Champouillon is the organist at First Presbyterian Church of Johnson City and has one of the leading private keyboard studios in the region. She holds a bachelor of music degree in organ performance from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and is a member and former dean of the Northeast Tennessee/Southwest Virginia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. She also serves on the executive committees of the Appalachian Piano Teachers Association and the ETSU Friends of Music and Alumni.
The Jazz Doctors, a popular regional band comprised of musicians who have individually established longtime careers as performers and recording artists, play all styles of jazz from straight-ahead jazz-rock to Latin. The group appears at jazz festivals and special events and is the house band at several venues. In addition to Dr. David Champouillon on trumpet and flugelhorn, members include Martin Walters on bass, Dr. Rande Sanderbeck on percussion and Barry Hannah on guitar.
For more information or special assistance for those with disabilities, call the ETSU Department of Music at (423) 439-4276.