2022 Virginia Tech Trumpet Festival
In support of the Allen Bachelder Trumpet Scholarship

Chris Moore, Florida State University
Nadje Noordhuis
Jason Crafton, Virginia Tech
James Bean, Virginia Tech
Chloie Orange, 2020n Allen Bachelder Trumpet Scholarship Recipient

Friday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m., Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre
Virginia Tech Jazz Ensemble with Nadje Noordhuis
Click here for more information and ticket link.

Saturday, Sept. 24 at 10 a.m., Squires Recital Salon
Chris Moore master class for VT students. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, Sept. 24 at 1:30 p.m., Squires Recital Salon
High school honors master class with Chris Moore. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, Sept. 24 at 4 p.m., Squires Recital Salon
Festival Concert p.m. $25 general / $10 student
Chloie Orange, 2020 Allen Bachelder Trumpet Scholarship Winner
James Bean
Jason Crafton
Chris Moore
with Elizabeth Bachelder, piano
Please check back for ticket link

About Chris Moore
Moore, a Grammy Award-winner, has been teaching trumpet at Florida State University since 2003. Prior to his appointment at FSU, he was Associate Professor of Trumpet at the University of Kansas for seven years where he directed the trumpet studio, conducted the trumpet ensemble, and performed as a member of the Kansas Brass Quintet. Moore also served as Assistant Professor of Music at Morningside College from 1989 to 1993, and from 1994 to 1996 was a full-time member of the Philadelphia professional brass quintet, The Chestnut Brass Company, recording 4 CDs with that group and winning the Grammy Award in their field in 2000 with "Hornsmoke," a CD that featured the brass chamber music of Peter Schickele.

Moore holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, a Master of Music in Performance from the University of New Mexico, and a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Florida State University. He has won numerous solo competitions, including top prize at the ITG competition and at state and regional MTNA competitions.

Moore has also been a finalist at the Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Competition as well as the MTNA National Finals.Moore has presented clinics at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, the National Association of Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI) National Convention, and has performed at the National MENC and International Trumpet Guild Conferences.  He is past president of NACWPI and is currently on the Executive Board of the National Trumpet Competition.  Moore is a Selmer Artist.

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.

Visitors to the Blacksburg campus Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. will need to display a parking permit, utilize the ParkMobile apppay the daily charge for a pass, or pay for parking using an hourly meter. A range of parking options can be found here.

We are grateful to Main Street Inn and The Inn at Virginia Tech, the hotel sponsors for the Music on Mondays and Visiting Artist Series in the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech.