Dr. David Champouillon to perform works for cornet in recital


JOHNSON CITY (October 28, 2013) – Music written for the cornet à pistons will be highlighted by East Tennessee State University’s Dr. David Champouillon in a free public recital on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 105 S. Boone St.

Champouillon, a professor of trumpet and jazz in the ETSU College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Music, will perform works by Vincent Bach, Carl Höhne, F.J. Keller, G.F. Handel, Leroy Anderson and Edwin Franko Goldman in the latest leg of the ongoing “Around the World in 80…” recital series.  He will be accompanied by fellow ETSU music faculty member Jerilyn Paolini on piano.

Champouillon explains that the cornet is a brass wind instrument that is considered the closest relative to the trumpet.  It differs from the trumpet, he says, by having one more slide bend, a conical-shaped mouthpiece, and a predominantly conical bore, which all combine to produce a more mellow sound.  The cornet is considered the solo soprano instrument of the brass family and fills an important role in brass bands, Dixieland groups and concert bands.

A Bach Artist/Clinician, Champouillon is director of the ETSU Jazz Program and leader of the university’s Faculty Brass ensemble and local group The Jazz Doctors.  He is a frequent soloist with various orchestras, wind and jazz ensembles and brass groups throughout the country and has performed in over 30 states and Canada.  He is a former solo trumpet in the U.S. Air Force Band system.

Champouillon is also a published author, having written for Bill Pfund’s “Beginning and Intermediate Trumpet Methods” and the “International Trumpet Guild Journal.”  He is listed among the world’s best trumpeters in “The Pros Speak – Embouchure” and “Trumpeter’s Pocketbook II.”  He holds his doctoral degree in trumpet pedagogy/performance and theory/composition from the University of Northern Colorado.

For more information, contact the ETSU Department of Music at (423) 439-4276 or .  For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at (423) 439-8346.

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