'Cincinnati Virtuosity'

March 2, 2012

Raquel Rodriquez, assistant professor of trumpet at Northern Kentucky University, will present "Cincinnati Virtuosity: The Music of Frank Simon and Herman Bellstedt" a guest lecture and recital Tuesday, March 6 at 8:30 p.m. in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson Noble Music Hall on the Luther campus.

The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission.

The program includes works for trumpet by Alessandro Marcello, Rafael Méndez, Johann Baptist Georg Neruda and Rodion Shchedrin.

Rodriquez will perform cornet works by Herman Bellstedt, John Hartmann and Frank Simon.

At NKU, Rodriquez is the coordinator of brass studies, teaches applied trumpet, plays first trumpet in the NKU Faculty Brass Quintet, and is the director of the Trumpet Ensemble, Brass Choir and Concert Band. She is also on the brass staff with the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps.

Rodriquez is a versatile musician having appeared as a clinician, soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and China.

She freelances frequently with many regional orchestras in Kentucky and Ohio, and is a performing member with the Lexington Brass Band and Star United Mini-Corps.

She was a performing member of the internationally known Synergy Brass Quintet in their 2008-09 national tour and has performed in more than 200 concerts and clinics across the nation.

Rodriquez is the co-editor of the International Women's Brass Conference newsletter and is on the board of directors for the North American Brass Band Association.

Her articles have been published in The Instrumentalist magazine and the International Trumpet Guild Journal.

Rodriquez received a 2012 Faculty Project Grant at NKU and is preparing to record her debut CD of cornet music in 2012.

Raquel Rodriquez