UND professor uncovers, publishes ground-breaking music for trumpet


Kate Menzies

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University of North Dakota Trumpet Professor Ronnie Ingle edited and compiled a groundbreaking edition of music that has been published worldwide by Carl Fisher Music, leaders in educational publishing and arguably the largest music publisher in the world.

Ingle recently discovered a collection of solos for trumpet and chamber orchestra composed by notable trumpeter Francois Dauverné, the first trumpet teacher at the famed Paris Conservatory. He then transformed the works for solo trumpet to a modern edition for solo trumpet and piano.

Dauverne's solos were known to exist through references from other sources, but the music itself was not located or available until Ingle managed to track it down.

Now with Ingle's publication, the music world has access to several masterpieces of trumpet literature by one of the most important figures in trumpet history. The modern edition is more than 120 pages, and includes parts for piano and trumpets in Bb and C. The book also contains a recording of these works played by the UND maestro himself, Ingle.

Ingle devoted the last three years to transforming this historical piece to one with a modern flair.

Not to toot Ingle's own horn, Ingle says, but Carl Fischer explains in its press releases that "this is a collection that all trumpeters should have in their library."

In fact, Ingle is currently in the process of getting "The Dauverné Solo Collection for Trumpet" on the state list of approved repertoire for solo and ensemble competitions so that the piece can be played at music festivals and competitions. His work is quickly becoming a standard piece in trumpet repertoire.

Ingle is no newcomer to the trumpet world. He has been playing the instrument for more than 30 years and has earned degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (DMA), Webster University in St. Louis (MM), and Western Carolina University (BA). He currently serves as trumpet instructor and director of the UND Trumpet Ensemble.

His trumpet ensemble has received a lot of recognition, having performed the last two years at the International Trumpet Guild (ITG) Conference in Sydney, Australia and Minneapolis, Minn., as part of T.R.U.M.P.E.T.S. (The Regional Upper Midwest Performance and Education Trumpet Summit), an organization Ingle formed at UND in 2008.

T.R.U.M.P.E.T.S. was formed to collaborate, perform and socialize with University trumpet studios throughout the Upper Midwest of the United States.

Ingle's recent national and international solo performances have taken place in some of the most prestigious concert venues in the world, including ones in Brazil, Sweden, Australia, Canada and the United States. His schedule for 2013-2014 includes performances as soloist at the Pro Musica Festival in Juiz de Fora, Brazil, and the Concerto del Tempietto Festival Musicale in Rome, Italy.