Guest Musician to Perform Sept. 20

Truman will host a guest artist at 2 p.m. Sept. 20 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

Paul Merkelo, principal trumpet of the Montreal Symphony, will perform solo works for trumpet accompanied by Janet Coggins, accompanying coordinator for Truman. After the recital there will be an exhibition of new musical instruments by West Music from Iowa and a master class featuring performances by Truman trumpet students.

Paul Merkelo

Merkelo’s experience includes performances with the New York Philharmonic and Pittsburgh Symphony in addition to previous principal trumpet positions in the Rochester Philharmonic and New Orleans Symphony.  He is on the faculty of McGill University in Montreal and the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, Calif. He is a graduate of Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y.

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