In May 2011, Frank Blubaugh attended the International Trumpet Guild Conference held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Frank participated in and attended master classes, clinics, lectures, and numerous performances during the week long conference. In addition the official capacities of the conference, Frank had several informal mini-lessons with many of the leading teachers and performers from around the world. Frank was able to attend this event through the support of an Ithaca College Travel Grant for Graduate Students.

Frank studies with Frank Campos and Kim Dunnick. Prior to his studies at Ithaca College, he studied with Timothy Zifer at the University of Evansville where he received bachelor’s degrees both Music Education and Performance.