Kim Dunnick – trumpet
Music Kim Dunnick has been at Ithaca College since the Fall of
1981. In addition to private trumpet instruction, he
coaches brass chamber music and is Chair of the Performance Studies
Department. He is a recipient of a Dana Fellowship, awarded for
excellence in teaching. Prior to Ithaca, Dr. Dunnick taught for five
years at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, Tennessee, and during
his doctoral work at Indiana University, he was an Associate Instructor
Dunnick received a Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University in
Bloomington, a Master of Music degree from Catholic University in
Washington, D.C., and the Doctor of Music degree (with distinction)
from Indiana University. His trumpet teachers include Louis
Davidson, Herbert Mueller, David Flowers and Charles Gorham. From 1970
to 1973 Dunnick was a member of The United States Army Band in
Washington, D.C., where he performed with the Ceremonial Band, the
Herald Trumpets and The Army Blues jazz band. In addition to
frequent performances at the White House, his work with the Herald
Trumpets took him to such diverse locations as Anchorage, Alaska,
Honolulu, Hawaii, and Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Dunnick has been a member of the Knoxville Symphony, the Elmira
Symphony, the Brasswind quintet and, for ten years, was solo trumpet of
the Victoria Bach Festival in Texas. He has performed with the
Syracuse and Binghamton Symphonies, the BC Pops, the Evansville Little
Symphony and numerous other groups in the Central New York area. He is
currently principal trumpet with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra and a
member of the resident IC brass quintet, the Ithaca Brass. In the
summers, he performs with the Skaneateles Festival Orchestra.
Active as a clinician and adjudicator, he has given trumpet master
classes both in the USA and abroad, including classes at the Royal
Northern Academy of Music in Manchester, England, the Gnessins Academy
in Moscow, Russia and at the Curtis Institute of Music in
Philadelphia. He has been on the panel of judges for
international competitions in Moscow and Saratov, Russia and in Kiev,
Ukraine. He has judged the finals of the National Trumpet
Competition in Washington, D.C., the International Trumpet Guild annual
competition, and the taped initial round of the Ellsworth Smith
International Trumpet Solo Competition.
The International Trumpet Guild (ITG) is an organization of over
six thousand members representing more than sixty countries around the
world. A founding member of the ITG, Dr. Dunnick has served for
many years on the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, and from
1997-1999, as President. He has written several articles for the
ITG Journal, and served as Book Review Editor for 20 years. More
recently, he was co-editor of the autobiography of famous Russian
virtuoso Timofei Dokshizer, and he produced the celebratory pamphlet
Twenty Five Years of the ITG, highlighting important figures and events
of this organization’s twenty five years of service to the trumpet
community. For more information on the ITG, see the "Favorite
Links" section of this site. At the ITG conference in Denver in June of
2004, Dunnick was honored by the ITG when he was awarded that
organization's Award of Merit. In presenting the award, ITG
President Stephen Chenette cited Dunnick's "outstanding teaching and
performance throughout the world" as well as his service to ITG.
serves as Professor of Saxophone in the School of Music at Ithaca
College. He studied saxophone with Anthony D'Andrea during his bachelor
degree at the University of Tennessee, and with Larry Teal and Donald
Sinta at the University of Michigan for his master and doctorate
degrees. He has presented numerous solo, chamber music, and concerto
performances in such locales as Russia, England, Holland, Ireland,
Scotland, Japan, Canada, Luxemburg, Italy, Slovenia, and Croatia.
Included in these have been three performances at Weil Hall (formerly
Carnegie Recital Hall in NYC), a concerto presentation at Alice Tully
Hall (NYC), and four concerto performances with the United States Navy
in Washington, DC. In recent years he presented master classes,
recital, and concerto performances in several cities in Russia.
One of the foremost authorities on the soprano saxophone, Mauk is often
invited to present lectures, recitals, and articles dealing with this
member of the saxophone family. He is the soprano saxophonist and a
founding member of the Empire Saxophone Quartet and the duo Remeleixo.
Twenty-two works have been dedicated to him by such composers as Dana
Wilson, Gregory Woodward, Meyer Kupferman, Lawrence Weiner, Peter
Rothbart, and David Deason.
Mauk has recorded 17 albums, written over 90 articles, and authored
four books. The latter include Saxophone Warm- Ups (Dorn Publications),
A Practical Approach To Playing The Saxophone (Lyceum Music), as well
as Medici Masterworks for Alto Saxophone, Vol. II and Medici
Masterworks for Tenor Saxophone, Vol. II (Medici Music Press). He is an
artist/clinician for The Selmer Company and presents numerous sessions
dealing with saxophone performance and pedagogy. These presentations
have been sponsored by such institutions as Indiana University,
University of Illinois, Michigan State University, Bowling Green State
University, North Texas University, and Oberlin College, as well as at
numerous public schools.
As an active member of the North American Saxophone Alliance, Mauk has
held the offices of President and Director of Scholarly Publications.
He has received a Dana Teaching Fellowship and a Dana Research
Fellowship at Ithaca College for his excellence in teaching and
research, as well as an Ithaca College President's Recognition Award.
Mauk was the recipient of the 1995-98 National Artist Award from the
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and received Ithaca College's Excellence in
Teaching Award for 2001-2002.