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After Schlossberg by Thomas Stevens, pub. Bim


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A collection of derivative post-Schlossberg Era trumpet studies which have their genesis in the so-called “Schlossberg School” and were acquired during formal trumpet studies (1958-68) with James Stamp, William Vacchiano, Nathan Prager, and Harry Glantz, as well as through occasional personal encounters with other former Schlossberg students.  Schlossberg (1873-1936), member of the New York Philharmonic and professor at New York's Institute of Musical Art (which later became the Juilliard School), has been described by the brass cognoscenti as being the first great American trumpet teacher.


“After Schlossberg is the missing link, which is vital to our understanding of one of the most important lines of thought in trumpet teaching”.

--Håkan Hardenberger International Trumpet Soloist

“It is a relief to find clarity and logic in the midst of the confusion and shortness of vision when it comes to studying the methods of Schlossberg, Stamp and Vacchiano. This is a book that every serious student of trumpet playing, music and pedagogy should have”

-- Ronald Romm, Founding Member, Canadian Brass, Professor of Trumpet, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

“The original exercises of After Schlossberg were generated, quite often individually for students, by former Schlossberg students who were master teachers in their own rights, such as James Stamp and William Vacchiano. Tom Stevens has done the trumpet community an invaluable service by going back to the original sources, and I believe that this work will become one of the most important books in any trumpet players library.”

-- Anthony Plog, Professor of Trumpet, Hochschule für Musik, Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany

“Here we have one of those books that can be referred to as fundamental, in which Schlossberg’s generated original teaching values and their development in history through the teaching of other extraordinary trumpet players have been analyzed, detailed and completed in depth. One of them, Thomas Stevens, due to his indisputable competence, has been able to collect and illustrate many aspects of this evolution.”

-- Gabriele Cassone, International trumpet soloist and teacher, Novara, Italy

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