|Dr. Kenneth Laudermilch, Guest Soloist|
We are honored to have Kenneth Laudermilch,
dMA, as guest trumpet soloist for our concert at West Park on June 9 at 7:30pm. He will
be playing "Concert Etude" by Pierre Goedicke.
A professor of instrumental music (trumpet) and director of the Wind
Ensemble at West Chester University, Dr. Laudermilch has acquired a deserving
reputation as an educator, performer and writer.
Dr. Laudermilch received a bachelor of science degree in music education
from Lebanon Valley College, a master of music degree in performance from the New England Conservatory of Music and a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from
The Catholic University of America. He has studied with the principal trumpeters of the Boston, New York, Philadelphia and National Symphony Orchestras.
As a performer, he is principal trumpet of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra and the Philadelphia-based Westminster Brass Quintet. He performs as a regular substitute trumpet in the Philadelphia Orchestra and is the concert soloist-in-residence with the New Holland Band, the second oldest community band in the United States.
As a teacher, in addition to his responsibilities at West Chester, he
directs the Elementary and Junior High School Instrumental Music Workshops at
the University's School of Music Annual High School Music Camp. He has served as
guest conductor at state, regional and county levels throughout the Mid-Atlantic
region and has presented master classes at high schools and colleges,including
the Curtis Institute of Music. Dr. Laudermilch is the recipient of several
teaching awards including Citations of Music Excellence from the National Band
Association and the Pennsylvania Music Educator's Association.
As a writer, he is a regular contributor to The Instrumental Magazine and his
column in the Pennsylvania Music Educator's Association News, "New Music for
Band", has run for twenty consecutive years.
He has served as a board member for the American Youth Symphony and the North American Brass Band Association. He was a founding member of the American Baroque Trumpet Ensemble and is a former chapter coordinator for the International Trumpet Guild.