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May 29, 2024

Kilgore premieres new composition at International Trumpet Guild Conference

Submitted by the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

John Kilgore

John Kilgore, assistant professor of trumpet, will perform as a soloist at the 2024 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Anaheim, California. He is premiering "Maravillas de la Patagonia" by Catherine McMichael at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, in the Royal Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Orange County.

"Maravillas de la Patagonia" is a three-movement work for brass trio and piano. The work depicts the composer's experience hiking in the Torres de Paine National Park in southern Chile. The movements are titled "La Torres," or "The Towers"; "Los Cuernos," or "The Horns"; and "Los Vientos," or "The Winds," which serve to musically portray the region.

Kilgore is a member of the commissioning ensemble, Sapphire Brass, which includes colleagues and longtime musical collaborators from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the University of Arkansas.

Since 2019, Kilgore has been on the faculty at the K-State 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. Learn more.