Arkansas Trumpet Workshop

Welcome, trumpet enthusiasts of all ages! Be sure to attend our event for the opportunity to participate in workshops and masterclasses – not to mention meeting others who love the trumpet. This is the perfect opportunity to develop your skills, interact with others who share your musical interests, and learn new repertoire.

This year’s special guest artist is Terry Everson, international soloist, Boston University trumpet professor, and principal trumpet of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra.

Performances will be given by U of A trumpet professor Richard Rulli, the U of A Trumpet Ensemble, the Trumpet Workshop Ensemble, and our special guest artist.

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Open to trumpet enthusiasts of all ages!


Stay Tuned for our 2020/2021 Season!


10:00 am – 7:00 pm       [See schedule below for details.]


Faulkner Performing Arts Center, U of A Campus, Fayetteville       Click here for maps, directions, and parking information.


$25 by Febuary 22 / $40 after Febuary 22     Fee includes lunch, instruction, and materials

Event Registration


Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover Card accepted.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds are not available; however, substitutions are welcome at any time.

For More Information About Curriculum      Dr. Richard Rulli, Professor of Trumpet – 479-575-6383 –

For More Information About Registration     Nastassja Riley, 479-575-6491 or 


10:00 – 10:30 A.M.

Program Check-in

Faulkner Performing Arts Center

10:30 A.M.

Welcome & Opening Session – “I Want to Live Forever”: Principles of Trumpet Efficiency

12:30 P.M.

Lunch  (included in registration fee)

Brough Dining Hall

1:30 P.M.

UA Trumpet Ensemble Performance

Faulkner Performing Arts Center

2:30 P.M.

Master Class with Guest Artist Terry Everson – Students wishing to perform will get a ticket at registration and participants will be drawn at the time of the master class.

3:45 P.M.

Presentation by U of A Trumpet Professor Getting the Most Out of Your Practice Time

5:30 P.M.

Workshop Finale Recital featuring Terry Everson, Richard Rulli, & Kristine Olefsky

*Final Recital Open to the Public – Workshop Families are Encouraged to Attend*

Meet the Instructors

Terry Everson, Guest Artist

Associate Professor of Trumpet, Boston University

Principal Trumpet, Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra


Hailed by the Boston Globe for his “dazzling, clarion brightness with elegant edges” and in the Boston Musical Intelligencer for “virtuosity and musicality that was simply stunning”, trumpeter Terry Everson is an internationally renowned soloist, educator, composer/arranger, conductor, and church musician. He first gained international attention in 1988, winning (on consecutive days) both the Baroque/Classical and 20th Century categories of the inaugural Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Competition, with further success as First Prize laureate of the 1990 Louise D. McMahon International Music Competition. Mr. Everson has premiered major works by composers Martin Amlin, Richard Cornell, John Davison, Stanley Friedman, Jan Krzywicki, Elena Roussanova Lucas, and Gary Ziek. His has released three complete recordings of numerous notable modern works for trumpet and piano, as well as single entries on discs devoted to the works of Davison, Krzywicki and Lisa Bielawa; he has also recorded as soloist with the New England Brass Band, the Lexington Brass Band and the Eastern Wind Symphony, and is featured in many CD releases as Principal Trumpet of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Boston University recently produced a CD of live performances with the BU Wind Ensemble, and soon Mr. Everson will release the first installment of an “Art of the Sonata” series with pianist Shiela Kibbe.

Mr. Everson has served on the faculty of the Boston University College of Fine Arts and Tanglewood Institute since 1999; his work at BU was recognized with the University’s 2014 Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has given masterclasses and recitals throughout the United States, as well as in Costa Rica and China, where he was visiting faculty for three weeks at the conservatories in Xi’an and Shenyang while on sabbatical from BU in spring 2013. He is currently Principal Trumpet of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Odyssey Opera, and the Peninsula Music Festival, and an Associate Artist with the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass. He appears frequently as a recitalist and clinician, and as soloist with orchestras, wind ensembles and brass bands. His extensive concert experience also includes appearances in the Boston Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Brass Band of Battle Creek, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Ballet, and the Chestnut Brass Company, and as conductor of the Costa Rica National Symphony Brass & Percussion and the Boston University & University of Kentucky Trumpet Ensembles in various venues, including three international brass conferences.

An active church musician for over three decades, Mr. Everson has been Minister of Music for congregations in Pennsylvania and Kentucky, as well as his current home at Metro Church in Marlborough, MA. Much of his compositional output derives its basis from hymnody and related materials, such as his trumpet ensembles Ponder Anew and There’s a Great Day Coming, the Christmas carol setting Once in Royal David’s City for bass trombonist Douglas Yeo and the New England Brass Band, and his Hyfrydol Aspects for trumpet and piano written for his son Peter. Mr. Everson has also written competition pieces for the Boston University Trumpet Ensemble, whose performances of Idea Number Twenty-Four and There and Back Again have won prizes in the National Trumpet Competition in Washington, DC; Idea Number Twenty-Four has since become a staple of contest repertoire featured at the (USA) National Trumpet Competition. The BU Trumpet Ensemble’s performance of his arrangement of the Finale of Felix Mendelssohn’s Fourth Symphony at the 2007 ITG Conference received an enthusiastic standing ovation. Mr. Everson has filled commissions from Wizards! double reed ensemble, the Texas Tech Trombone Choir, the Lutheran Music Program (brass quintet) the Philadelphia College of Bible (trumpet ensemble), and the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra. His setting of W.L. Thompson’s There’s

a Great Day Coming has been recorded by Philip Smith (Principal Trumpet, New York Philharmonic) on the Cala label’s New York Legends series.

While earning Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Trumpet Performance from the Ohio State University, Mr. Everson studied with Richard Burkart; lessons with Frank Kaderabek followed over the next few years. Mr. Everson is a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda music honor society. He is on the Executive Board of the National Trumpet Competition, the Board of Directors of Metro Church, is an Honorary Member of the New England Brass Band, and is a Life Member of the International Trumpet Guild, having served as Host for the Guild’s 1998 Conference in Lexington, Kentucky. He has published articles in the ITG Journal on preparation for solo competitions and memorization, and for six years was the journal’s Music Notation Specialist. In 2008, Mr. Everson hosted the Ellsworth Smith Competition at Boston University.

Terry Everson is an Artist/Clinician for S.E. Shires Trumpets of Holliston, MA, USA, and performs on mouthpieces designed by Pickett Brass.

Richard J. Rulli

Associate Professor of Trumpet, University of Arkansas


Richard J. Rulli, trumpet, holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin- Madison (DMA), Ithaca College, New York (MM), and the University of Northern Colorado (BM/BME). At the University of Arkansas, he teaches trumpet, brass chamber music, conducts the trumpet ensemble and performs as a founding member of the Arkansas Brassworks, the UA faculty brass quintet in residence. In addition, he serves as Principal Trumpet of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, formerly the North Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Rulli is a 2009 University of Arkansas Faculty Gold Medal recipient for his support of students as a faculty mentor in performance and advising.

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