School of Music
International Honors for Trumpet Professor
Kim Dunnick, professor of music performance at IC since 1981, was one of only four recipients worldwide of the 2004 International Trumpet Guild Award of Merit. With some 7,000 members in more than 50 countries, the ITG is the world's foremost brass instrument organization. The award was given for Dunnick's distinguished career in trumpet teaching and performance, his research and publishing record, and his outstanding service in support of the guild's goals.
Dunnick has been a member of the Knoxville and Elmira Symphonies and the Brasswind Quintet. For 10 years he was the solo trumpet at the Victoria Bach Festival in Texas. He has played with the Syracuse and Binghamton Symphonies, the BC Pops, and the Evansville Little Symphony. He is currently the principal trumpet with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra.
Dunnick has served for the past 20 years on the ITG's commissions committee, which he currently chairs; he has also served on the finance committee. Active in the publishing of trumpet books and music and as a book review editor, Dunnick assisted with the formation of the Australian Trumpet Guild, has judged international competitions, and spearheaded the restructuring of ITG governance, particularly during the guild's rise to its current international stature.