Episode #11 – Roy Poper
Welcome to the show notes for Episode #11 of The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast. This episode features an interview with Roy Poper, Associate Professor of Trumpet at the acclaimed Oberlin Conservatory of Music and author of Roy Poper’s Commentaries on the Brasswind Methods of James Stamp. From recording with Frank Zappa to performing Bach’s Brandenburg #2 with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Roy Poper has had a long and varied professional music career . His debut classical solo trumpet album is entitled L.A. Trumpet Works.
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About Roy Poper
Roy Poper has for more than 30 years maintained an active performing career of a breadth rare among musicians. His engagements span every facet of trumpet performance including symphonic principal player (Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and L.A. Opera), film studio work (over 500 major motion pictures), chamber music (founding member, The Modern Brass Quintet), and “popular” genres including jazz ensembles, Broadway shows, and even recordings with Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention.
Equally respected as a teacher, he was for more than 20 years a member of the faculty of the University of Southern California School of Music prior to moving to Oberlin, OH in 2002 to assume the duties of Associate Professor of Trumpet at the Oberlin Conservatory. His book, Roy Poper’s Commentaries on the Brasswind Methods of James Stamp (Balquhidder Music), which serves as a companion to James Stamp Warm-ups and Studies (Editions BIM) has become an acclaimed addition to the trumpet method-book literature, thoroughly explaining how to execute and effeciently utilize James Stamps’ teaching methods.
He continues to be in demand as a performer, performing frequently in the greater Cleveland Area and Los Angeles. He has commissioned numerous works, some of which appear on his forthcoming CD, L.A. Trumpet Works. Roy has been recorded on the Crystal, Orion, Nonesuch, and Dorian labels.
Links Mentioned In This Show
- Roy Poper’s Official Web Site
- L.A. Trumpet Works album on iTunes
- Roy Poper’s Commentaries on the Brasswind Methods of James Stamp
- Ken Larsen Brasswerks Trumpets
- Bob Reeves Classical Series Trumpet Mouthpieces
- 7 Trumpet Tips for 2014
Intro and exit music – When The Leaves Turn Brown, written and performed by Howie Shear from his album Bopliography
Audio Engineer – Preston Shepard at SC Sound Labs
Cover Art – Phil Jordan
Previous Trumpet Podcast Episodes:
- Episode #10: Dan Fornero, Not So Old School
- Episode #9: Rob Roy McGregor
- Episode #8: Tedd Waggoner
- Episode #7: Michael Cichowicz
- Episode #6: Harry Kim, Carroll Purviance
- Episode #5: David Bilger, The Canadian Brass
- Episode #4: Malcolm McNab
- Episode #3: John Clyman, Jay Daversa
- Episode #2: Bud Brisbois, Charley Davis
- Episode #1: 9 Trumpet Tips, John Audino, Paul Panichi