Click here to sign up for our newsletter to keep up to date on our events and news.

Saturday, Sept. 18, Squires Recital Salon
10 a.m. Ryan Gardner masterclass  with VT students; open to the public with free admission
1:30 p.m. High school honors master class with Ryan Gardner; open to the public with free admission
4 p.m. Festival Concert; $25 general / $7 student (All proceeds benefit the Allen Bachelder Trumpet Scholarship Fund)
Tickets go on sale beginning Aug. 23

The Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts welcomes trumpeter Ryan Gardner on Saturday, Sept. 18 for two master classes at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., followed by the Festival Concert at 4 p.m. All events will be held in the Squires Recital Salon.

Gardner is Associate Professor of Trumpet at the University of Colorado Boulder.  He is an avid performer, and servies as the Artistic Coordinator for Music for Autism.

Gardner has been privileged to work with artists such as Ray Charles, Doc Severinson, Wayne Bergeron, Lenny Pickett, Mark Inouye, Don Green, Allan Vizzutti, the Canadian Brass, Michael Tillson-Thomas, Esa-Pekka Solonen, and David Zinman, to name a few. He can be heard on the Naxos, Mark Records, and BX Entertainment labels and is a Bach performing artist and clinician. 

The Festival Concert will feature Caroline Bingham, 2018 Allen Bachelder Trumpet Scholorship Winner; James Bean; Jason Carfton; Kevin Cheatham; and Ryan Gardner, with Byunghee Yoo, piano.

All proceeds from the festival will benefit the Allen Bachelder Trumpet Scholarship Fund, which seeks to award two scholarships each year: one to an incoming student and one to a current student who consistently raises the bar.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Susan Sanders at least 10 business days prior to an event.

Effective Aug. 3, 2020, all university community members and visitors will need to display a parking permit, utilize the ParkMobile apppay a fee, or pay using an hourly meter to park on the Blacksburg campus unless otherwise noted by signage. Find additional parking information here.