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Brand new work by LA composer Casey Dickey for solo trumpet and brass choir!  A musical fusion to be used for educational outreach.
Brand new work by LA composer Casey Dickey for solo trumpet and brass choir! A musical fusion to be used for educational outreach.
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This project was started to create a new piece of music by LA composer Casey Dickey.  This piece will be used in two ways.  The first is as an educational tool for Dustin Williams, the soloist, to get into colleges and work with young musicians.  The second is to help fill a gap in quality solo music written for solo trumpet and brass choir.  

The piece will be premiered at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri.  The school's brass choir will be performing the work on their Spring concert in March 2013.  Dustin Williams will be the guest soloist for that performance.  

Casey's Bio:

Casey is a Kansas City born composer and trumpet player.  In 2003 he was accepted in the the Eastman School of Music as their first ever jazz composition undergraduate student.  While there he studied with Bill Dobbins.  After completing his degree Casey served in the Peace Corps in West Africa.  Casey earned his Masters degree from the University of Miami where he studied with Gary Lindsay.  He has composed and/or arranged music for Terence Blanchard, Mark O'Connor, Michael Feinstein, Harold Danki, Clay Jenkins, Tiempo Libre and countless other young artists.  

Here is a link to Casey's Sound Cloud page:

https://soundcloud.com/caseydickey/sets

Dustin's Bio:

Dustin Williams was born in Kansas City Missouri.  He holds an undergraduate degree in music education from Truman State University.  He earned a Masters degree in Trumpet Performance from Florida State University in 2011 and is pursuing a Doctorate in Trumpet Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance.  In 2010 Dustin was a semi-finalist in the National Trumpet Competition and in 2012 his brass quintet won the MTNA chamber music competition in Missouri.  Dustin has performed as a soloist and member of bands and orchestras across the country.  He has played premier performances of works by Eric Ewazen and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich among others. 

Here is Dustin's website featuring several recordings: 

www.williamstrumpet.com

Risks and challenges

The risk for this project is minimal. The performance is in March in Missouri which could provide weather issues for the premier performance. Other than that, Casey is quickly finishing the piece and will be completed very soon!

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    You will receive a digital recording of the premier performance!

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    Your name will be included in the concert program plus a digital recording!

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    Your name will be included on the inside cover of the final score! Plus a digital copy of the performance.

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    A signed copy of the trumpet solo part! Plus a digital copy of the premier performance.

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    A one hour lesson or masterclass presented by Dustin Williams, trumpet soloist. This includes the Greater Kansas City area only.

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    You will get a signed copy of the score and parts plus a recording of the premier performance!

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    Your name will appear on the dedication at the top of the trumpet solo part and on the score! You will also receive a digital copy of the premier performance.

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    An artistic hand written copy of the first page of the score, signed by the composer. You will also receive a copy of the premier performance. OR A one hour trumpet masterclass anywhere in Missouri by the soloist, Dustin Williams.

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    You get a score and parts, a special dedication, plus you will be announced at the performance! Plus a recording of the premier.

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    A trumpet masterclass anywhere in the lower 48 states by the trumpet soloist, Dustin Williams! Plus a dedication on the trumpet part and in the score. You will also get a digital copy of the performance.

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    A performance of the piece with YOUR brass band plus a signed copy of the score.

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    You can get your own piece written for you by Casey! Plus a unique dedication on this score, a copy of the score and parts and a visit from the composer and soloist. The visit would have to be in the lower 48 states.

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