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Acclaimed Trumpeter Dr. Wiff Rudd Featured at TAMIU Master Performer Series Monday Posted: 10/04/18

Acclaimed Trumpeter Dr. Wiff Rudd Featured at TAMIU Master Performer Series Monday


Dr. Wiff Rudd  

Award-winning trumpeter and Baylor University professor of music Dr. Wiff Rudd will serve as the visiting artist for the upcoming Master Performers Series at Texas A&M International University’s (TAMIU) Center for the Fine and Performing Arts’ (CFPA) Recital Hall, Monday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Rudd serves as an active soloist, with performances as the featured artist at Carnegie Hall, the Mid-West International Band and Orchestra Clinic, the Texas Music Educators Association Conference, the National Trumpet Competition and International Trumpet Guild Conference.

During the concert, he will perform musical selections by renowned composers Stanley Friedman, Jean Hubeau and Fisher Tull. Rudd will be accompanied by pianist Alexander Kostadinov. He’ll also perform Duke Ellington’s, “Concerto for Cootie” alongside Dr. Oswlado Zapata, TAMIU assistant professor of trumpet and director of the University’s Mariachi Internacional.

Throughout his musical career, Rudd has performed and presented master classes at more than 350 universities and music festivals. He has performed as the principal trumpet with the Waco Symphony, and also performs with the symphony orchestras of Dallas, Houston and Harrisburg.

Rudd began his teaching career serving as the Brass Area Coordinator at Baylor University in 2002. Previously, he held teaching positions at Oklahoma Baptist University and the University of Arkansas. Since 2009, his trumpet studio groups have received prizes at the National Trumpet Competition.

Rudd was recognized with an Award for Outstanding Teaching and named 2010 Baylor University Centennial Professor. The Award and appointment provided funding for research in collaborative practice, resulting in his book “Collaborative Practice Concepts.” The text has been adopted by university trumpet studios throughout the United States.

The Master Performer Series is offered by the TAMIU College of Arts and Sciences Department of Fine and Performing Arts.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Jones Rubio, director, Events and Operations for Fine and Performing Arts, at or 326.2646, or visit offices in CFPA 111.

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