University of Kentucky Summer Trumpet Institute


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University of Kentucky Summer Trumpet Institute

June 11-14, 2018

General Information

-This program is open to High School, University, and Adult Trumpet Players.
(Students who have completed 8th grade are eligible to participate. If you have questions about if you are old enough to attend, please contact Jason Dovel)


Tuition for the four-day institute is $250.

Room and board is $215. (optional)  Apartment-style housing will be in UK's state-of-the-art fine arts dorm (opened in 2016)

Schedule of Events

--Coming soon--

Daily Activities

-Daily master classes, concerts, and performance opportunities

-Specialized classes in solo performance, orchestral excerpts, Baroque trumpet, jazz improvisation, and trumpet ensemble

-Opportunity to work with highly acclaimed guest trumpet artists from around the United States

-Held on the University of Kentucky campus (Lexington, Kentucky)

-On-campus housing available in state-of-the-art Limestone I Fine Arts Dorm (constructed in 2016)

Air Transportation

If you are flying to Kentucky for the institute, it is recommended that you fly into the Lexington Blue Grass Airport (LEX). Free shuttle pickup to and from the Lexington airport will be available. If you need pickup from the airport, please email your flight information to Jason Dovel at


For participants who choose the room and board option, housing will be in brand-new North Campus Holmes Hall, the state-of-the-art fine arts dorm, opened in Fall 2016.

Participants should bring their own linens.

Participants will register the morning of June 11.  Participants will check out the evening of June 14.

If a participant wants to arrive a day early, or stay a day late, this is possible. There will be a $35/day fee for additional days. You will need to contact Dr. Dovel and pay the fee by May 22 if you want to arrive a day early or leave a day late.


For students who choose the room and board option, meals will be on campus, provided by UK Dining Services.

Amenities Available To On-Campus Residents:

Practice rooms
24/7 staffed front desk
Full extra-long (80" x 52" x 8.5") Tempur-Pedic mattress
Fully furnished bedroom with moveable furniture: 4-drawer dresser, desk, desk chair, and built-in closet for each student
Granite countertops
Carpeting in bedrooms
High-speed wired and wireless Internet access
Digital cable
Study rooms on each floor
Recreation room
Community kitchen
Laundry facilities ($1.25 to wash & $1.25 to dry)
Covered bike parking
Refrigerator and microwave combination provided

Payment Deadline:

Payment should be received (or postmarked) by May 22, 2018.

For more information, browse the tabs above or contact UK STI Director, Dr. Jason Dovel, at or 859-257-7177


Here are some links to YouTube videos from last year's camp to give you a glimpse of what the camp is like:

2017 Retrospective / 2018 Promo Video

Jazz Improvisation Class at the 2017 UK Summer Trumpet Institute

Jazz Night at the 2017 UK Summer Trumpet Institute

Charlie Geyer Master Class 1 of 3 at the 2017 UK Summer Trumpet Institute

Charlie Geyer Master Class 2 of 3 at the 2017 UK Summer Trumpet Institute

Charlie Geyer Master Class 3 of 3 at the 2017 UK Summer Trumpet Institute

Raquel Rodriquez Master Class at the 2017 UK Summer Trumpet Institute


Here are some photos from the 2017 UK Summer Trumpet Institute:

Charlie Geyer, trumpet, at the 2017 UK Sujmmer Trumpet Institute
Charlie Geyer presents a class at the 2017 UK Summer Trumpet Institute

Student trumpet ensemble (2017 UK Summer Trumpet Institute)

 Baroque Trumpets (2017 UK Summer Trumpet Institute)
Baroque Trumpet Ensemble reading session (2017 UK Summer Trumpet Institute)

Students in various classes (2017 UK Summer Trumpet Institute)