Anne McNamara

Anne McNamara 's Biography

Anne McNamara serves as the Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Campbellsville University where she also teaches Understanding Music and Graduate Methods of Research in Music. Prior to her appointment at CU, Dr. McNamara was the primary trumpet instructor at the University of Utah as the first Raymond C. Morales Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Music.

Her performance experiences have taken her to various locations in the United States and Europe. Highlights include performing on a live radio broadcast on Utah's Highway 89 classical station, performing principal trumpet with the Great Noise Ensemble in their performance of Louis Andriessen's La Commedia in the 2014 Andriessen 75 Festival, performing as a flugelhorn soloist with the James Madison University Brass Band at the Great American Brass Band Festival, and touring Spain as a participant in the Burgos Summer Chamber Music Festival. She has also been a featured soloist in the St. Louis Church Concert Series located in Clarksville, Maryland. As part of this series, she was a featured performer of the Hummel Trumpet Concerto, Handel's Let the Bright Seraphim, and selections from Bach's Christmas Oratorio. While living in Salt Lake City, Dr. McNamara performed trumpet with the Utah Ceremonial Brass Quintet and soprano cornet with the Utah Premiere Brass Band, in addition to freelancing with several groups. She is also active in the International Trumpet Guild as a contributing member to its journal and youth website.

Dr. McNamara earned her bachelor's degree in music education and a jazz studies minor from James Madison University, her master's degree in trumpet performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her doctorate degree in trumpet performance from the University of Maryland. Her primary trumpet teachers include Chris Gekker, Steve Hendrickson, Dr. Michael Ewald, Ronald Romm, Tito Carrillo, and Jim Kluesner.

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