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May 9, 2024

Kilgore performs concerto with Salisbury Symphony Orchestra

Submitted by the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance


John Kilgore, teaching assistant professor of trumpet, is the featured soloist with the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra on its 2023-2024 season finale. He is performing the "Trumpet Concerto" composed by Alexander Arutunian at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11. 

The performance will take place at the Jackson Family Auditorium. In addition, Kilgore has been invited to present a lecture at Salisbury University.

Located in the Eastern Shore region of Maryland, the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1986 by Thomas Elliot and Salisbury State College President Thomas Bellavance with a mission to provide the Delmarva Peninsula with live orchestra music, feature guest artists from around the world and to build a strong partnership between professional musicians, Salisbury University students and community members.

Immediately following the solo appearance, Kilgore will perform principal trumpet on the Boise Philharmonic's final masterwork concert, "Symphonie Fantastique," on May 18 at the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts in Boise, Idaho.

Since 2019, Kilgore has been on the faculty at the Kansas State University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. As a scholar, he has presented research and performed at the International Trumpet Guild Conference and is regularly published in the ITG Journal. As an invited clinician, Kilgore has presented master classes and recitals at institutions such as the University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Oklahoma State University, Texas Tech University, Ohio University and Wichita State University, among others. As a teacher, his students and studio have competed at the National Trumpet Competition, and have been awarded as a Presser Scholar. Kilgore holds degrees from Ohio University and the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. He holds a doctorate in music from Florida State University.

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