On September 1st, San Francisco Symphony’s principal trumpet Mark Inouye (pictured center), gave a masterclass to students in SSU’s Instrumental Repertoire class. Trumpeters Emerson Kimble, Robert Springer, Vincent Elliot (pictured right), and Hikaru Hallberg performed solo trumpet repertoire in front of a live audience of fellow students, accompanied by professor Marilyn Thompson (pictured left). Mr. Inouye delivered insightful coaching on all aspects of trumpet playing and musicianship.
“It was a thrill and an honor to host trumpet legend Mark Inouye, who is not only one of the world’s top orchestral trumpeters, but is also a lively, engaging, and deeply perceptive teacher. Every student who attended this event benefited from Mark’s unique expertise! It was a great start to the year, the first of many great master classes we have lined up.” -Daniel Gianola-Norris, Trumpet Instructor
(Marilyn Thompson left, Hikaru Hallberg center, Mark Inouye right)
(Mark Inouye left, Emerson Kimble center, Marilyn Thompson right)