Musicians and students from all across the South traveled to Berry College recently to be a part of the 2013 Trumpet Festival of the Southeast.
The festival's activities ranged from concerts and ensembles to exhibits by major trumpet manufacturers. With more than 200 attendants and 20 colleges represented, the festival is one of the largest regional events of its kind. This was the first time that the festival has been hosted at a smaller campus like Berry and Assistant Professor of Music Adam Hayes said he was excited for the opportunity to host the event.
"The festival is a celebration of ideas, the Southeast, great trumpet playing and our trumpet geekiness. We really wanted to show off the beauty of the campus as well because it is unmatched," Hayes said. "The response has been overwhelmingly positive."
The festival featured jazz trumpet legend Ingrid Jensen and University of Maryland Professor of Trumpet Chris Gekker who performed throughout the three-day event. The 2014 Trumpet Festival of the Southeast will be held at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Article and photos by Student Public Relations Assistant Blake Childers. Additional photos by Student Photographers Sarah Garrett and Parker Sealy