Trumpet Day

Trumpet being played in a band.

Friday, November 17, 2023

Join NIU School of Music Professors Christopher Scanlon and Pharez Whitted for a day dedicated to high school trumpet players! Throughout the day you will participate in a group warm-up session, masterclass, ensemble rehearsal, learn more about NIU and the School of Music and enjoy a special NIU faculty and student concert. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. in the School of Music Concert Hall Lobby. Group warm-up begins at 10 a.m. There is a scheduled lunch break at noon. You are welcome to bring your own lunch or visit any of the surrounding restaurants in DeKalb.


  • Cost: $20 per person
  • Registration deadline: November 11, 2023

Online Registration


If you cancel five or more business days before the event, you may request a refund from Kristin Sherman at or 815-753-1450. No refunds will be made after this time unless NIU cancels the event.


You will work with NIU faculty including:

Schedule Overview

Time Activity Location
9:30 a.m. Students arrive and check in (coffee and donuts) Concert Hall Lobby
10 a.m. Warmup and fundamentals class ensemble rehearsal and coaching Concert Hall
Noon Lunch – bring your own lunch or visit local restaurants off campus
1:20 p.m. Masterclass with NIU faculty Chris Scanlon, Pharez Whitted Concert Hall
2:50 p.m. Break
3 p.m. NIU School of Music admissions information Concert Hall
3:05 p.m. Faculty and student concert Concert Hall

Contact Us

College of Visual and Performing Arts
Office of External Programs

Music Building 132

Kristin Sherman

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Online Office Hours

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(lunch from noon – 1 p.m.)

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