Utah State University Trumpets New Faculty Member
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012
Trumpet player and new Utah State University faculty member Max Matzen is featured in concert Thursday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., USU Performance Hall.
Utah State University’s Music Department showcases one of its new faculty members, trumpet player Max Matzen, in a performance Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Performance Hall on USU’s Logan campus.
“After an exhaustive and intense national search, we were fortunate to attract Dr. Matzen to USU,” said Michael Bankhead, department head of music in the Caine College of the Arts. “He is a dynamic musician and master teacher as well as an amazing performer with complete mastery of his instrument. Matzen is a wonderful addition to the music faculty.”
Matzen is noted for his sharp and persuasive trumpet playing, steadily emerging as a prominent trumpet artist. He has performed at Carnegie Hall with the Eastman Wind Ensemble and in the Vienne, Montreaux and North Sea jazz festivals. Matzen was an assistant professor of trumpet at Texas Tech University before coming to USU.
“What drew me to Utah State University was the opportunity to have my own trumpet studio and my own students,” said Matzen.
Joining Matzen for the performance are Rebecca McFaul, violinist in the Fry Street Quartet, and Mayumi Matzen, pianist. They will perform Concerto in C-Minor by Benedetto Marcello, Carnival of Venice by Jean-Baptiste Arban and SOLUS by Stanley Friedman, among other titles.
Tickets for Matzen’s performance are $10 general admission, $8 seniors and youth, $5 USU faculty and staff and free for USU students with ID. For more information or tickets, visit the Caine College of the Arts Box Office in room 139-B of the Chase Fine Arts Center, call 435-797-8022 or check the college website.
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