Fall Session September 11 - November 14, 2021

Saturdays 11-12:30 ET, Sundays 4-5:30 ET
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Prepare for recitals and auditions; reinvigorate your technique; challenge your assumptions; receive feedback from world class artists

Special Topics: Career Versatility, Bebop Vocabulary, Baroque Style, Power and Range, Flexibility, Audition Preparation, Excerpt Development, Constructing a Routine, Alexander Technique, and a Mock Audition

Artists: Doc Severinsen, Karen Donnelly, Lori Schiff, Lucienne Renaudin-Vary, Marie Speziale, Otto Sauter, Rashawn Ross, Tage Larsen

Three Private Lessons: One each with Mary Elizabeth Bowden, Nathan Warner, and David Dash

Guaranteed participation in at least one masterclass, frequent performance opportunities in breakout groups

Apex is North America’s premiere online trumpet symposium. 

TRANSFORM your mindset

INVIGORATE your practice

EXPERIENCE world class artists 

CONNECT to a community of enthusiastic participants

A P E X is North America’s premiere online trumpet symposium. This internet-based program was founded in the Summer of 2020 by Mary Elizabeth Bowden, David Dash, and Nathan Warner, three of America’s most in-demand trumpet performers and educators. A P E X brings students into the sphere some of the world’s most successful and innovative artists from around the world.

Featuring interactive masterclasses, warm-up classes, and topic lectures, A P E X serves as a challenging program for emerging professionals, college music majors, developing amateur players, and budding young artists alike.

Full Participants receive:

  • Masterclasses with world-renowned guest artists
  • Fundamentals classes, focusing on upper register, endurance, efficiency, articulation, flexibility, and jazz vocabulary
  • Recital and audition preparation
  • Mock auditions and strategies for preparation
  • Alexander Technique specifically for trumpeters
  • Baroque style/Piccolo playing
  • Three private lessons (one with each core teaching artist) for every full participant
  • Student-led 15-minute warmups for every fundamentals class
  • Access to exclusive Facebook Group upon signing up for community and support from other participants and core artists
  • Saturdays 11-1230 ET, Sundays 4-530 ET. September 11- November 14, 2021
  • Audit option gives full access to recorded content for entire semester (no live participation)