Trumpet Performance Major Wins International Scholarship
Megan Park, a graduate in trumpet performance and music education at music departmentwon the Bryan & Nancy Goff Conference Scholarship in the Ryan Anthony Memorial Trumpet Competition for the 2022 International Trumpet Guild Conference. This international award comes with a cash prize and free registration at this year’s ITG conference, May 31-June 4, in San Antonio, Texas.
To earn this accolade, Park submitted live recordings of Caprice by Joseph Turrin and “Du style” by 36 Transcendental Studies by Theo Charlier. Winners of ITG’s annual competitions are judged anonymously by a professional panel of trumpeter artists from around the world.
Richard Rulli, U of A trumpet teacher and Megan’s mentor, said, “Megan is one of my best students and a leader in my trumpet studio. She has worked very hard over the years and realizes her potential as a trumpeter. Moreover, she is a very kind and generous person, often mentoring young students in the studio. She truly deserves this international award and recognition. What is more remarkable is that Megan has already won a conference scholarship in the spring of 2020. . Unfortunately, this conference did not take place due to the pandemic. This makes this accomplishment even more satisfying for her.
In addition to his accomplishments at the U of A Trumpet Studio, Park is a member of the trumpet section of the U of A Wind Ensemble and has previously performed in the U of A Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, Park is a past winner of the U of A’s Department of Music Honors Recital Competition. She is a founding member and leader of the Loblolly Brass Quintet (University of Alberta student ensemble) and recently performed Alexandra Pakhmutova’s play Concerto for trumpet for the Department of Music’s SHE Festival Student Collage Recital.