Dr. Amanda Pepping
Amanda Pepping enjoys her multi-faceted career as a performer, arranger, educator and editor of the International Trumpet Guild News section. She has given recitals and solo appearances in North and South America, Europe, and Asia, performing with such groups as the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, CO; the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra; Phoenix Symphony; Houston Bach Society; Arizona Opera; and the Brass Band of Battle Creek, MI. She has been a featured soloist with various European ensembles, including the Hombeek Brass Band in Belgium, as well as groups in the United States, including the Salt River Brass Band, UGA Wind Ensemble and ASU Marimba Ensemble. In Texas, Dr. Pepping taught at Texas State University in San Marco and Texas Lutheran University in Seguin. In Arizona, she was an adjunct professor at Mesa Community College and Phoenix College.
Dr. Pepping was a 2005-2006 Fulbright Fellow in Karlsruhe, Germany, studying the Baroque trumpet with world-renowned trumpet soloist, historian and teacher Dr. Edward Tarr. She received her doctorate from the University of Texas in Austin where she studied with Ray Sasaki and served as a teaching assistant to musicologist Dr. Lorenzo Candelaria. She holds her master's and bachelor's degrees from Arizona State University where she studied with and was a teaching assistant to David Hickman, whose book Trumpet Pedagogy, which she edited, has sold over 4500 copies. An advocate of contemporary music, Dr. Pepping is co-artistic director of the avant garde ensemble Bent Frequency. She has also studied with German trumpet soloist Reinhold Friedrich, Emory Harvison of the Phoenix Symphony, and Robert Dorer and Douglas Carlsen of the Minnesota Orchestra. Several of Dr. Pepping's arrangements can be heard on her first solo album, Amanda, which is available through Summit Records. She is a Sonaré artist, and serves on the board of directors of the International Trumpet Guild.