trumpet festival

LSU Trumpet Festival 2022

The LSU School of Music is pleased to present the 2022 LSU Trumpet Festival, March 4 – 5, 2022, featuring world-renowned trumpet and jazz pedagogues, including Jean Laurenz, Ashlin Parker and the Trumpet Mafia, Wiff Rudd, and Ryan Sharp. This two-day festival event will include numerous performances open to the public, including an exciting finale at the LSU Union Theater with the LSU Jazz Ensemble and Lab Band.

On behalf of the LSU Trumpet Studio, we would like to welcome you to campus for our 2022 Trumpet Festival. 

We are excited to have our esteemed guest artists Jean Laurenz, Ashlin Parker, Wiff Rudd, and Ryan Sharp here this weekend. Full of masterclasses and performances, this promises to be a truly special event! 

We would like to thank our dean, Kristin Sosnowsky, and the Yamaha Corporation of America for their generous support of this event. We also extend our sincere appreciation to the LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts staff, including Amy Trahan, Doris Butler, Zachary Hazelwood, Leonce Clement, and Cullen Sadler. We are so grateful to First United Methodist Church of Baton Rouge and Lamar Drummonds for allowing us to host this event in such beautiful space and to Dick Webb for collaborating with us on the magnificent, new organ at FUMC. Finally, this event would not be possible without the musical contributions of our LSU School of Music colleagues, Ana María Otamendi, Elena Lacheva, Michael Gurt, and Hana Beloglavec. We sincerely appreciate their time, energy, and fantastic musicianship.

We hope you enjoy the festival! 


Matt and Jena Vangjel and the LSU Trumpet Studio

Friday, March 4, 2022

7:30 pm:
Opening Concert featuring Ryan Sharp and Matthew Vangjel


Saturday, March 5, 2022

8:00 am:
Registration Opens

9:00 am:
Warm up with Wiff Rudd, FUMC Gymnasium

10:00 am:
Master class with Jean Laurenz, FUMC Conference Center

11:00 am:
Featured Guest Recital: Wiff Rudd, FUMC Sanctuary

12:00 pm:
Lunch Break

1:30 pm:
Master class with Wiff Rudd, FUMC Gymnasium

2:30 pm:
Featured Guest Recital: Jean Laurenz, FUMC Sanctuary

3:45 pm:
Ashlin Parker Master class and Jam Session, FUMC Gymnasium

5:30 pm:
Dinner Break and Drive to Union Theatre

7:30 pm:
Finale Concert featuring Ashlin Parker and the Trumpet Mafia with the LSU Jazz Ensemble


For more information about the LSU Trumpet Festival, contact Matthew Vangjel at or Coleman Scott at

  • Friday (3/4) Opening Concert: Free and open to the public
  • Saturday (3/5) Masterclasses and Recitals: $20
  • Saturday (3/5) Finale Concert: $18

All events except the Finale Concert will take place at First United Methodist Church of Baton Rouge.
930 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

The Finale Concert will take place at the LSU Union Theater.
Veterans Drive, Baton Rouge, LA, 70803

Union Concert Tickets


Festival Guests

We are excited to welcome several distinguished guest performers to participate in the festival.


jean laurenz

Jean Laurenz

Jean Laurenz is an eclectic musician who loves variety and collaboration. She is currently the Assistant Professor of Trumpet at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a performer, Jean has enjoyed appearances with Adele,The Hanson Brothers, The Boston Pops, The New York Philharmonic, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic. You can catch her digitally on various albums including The Knight's album, "Azul", featuring Yo-Yo Ma and on Youtube with Seraph Brass.


ashlin parker

Ashlin Parker

A versatile jazz trumpeter based in New Orleans, Ashlin Parker is sought after for big band, small ensemble, and solo performances. He has played with various ensembles at jazz festivals and clubs in Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, and Wales.


wiff rudd

Wiff Rudd

Wiff joined the faculty of Baylor University’s School of Music in 2002 as Professor of Trumpet and Brass Area Coordinator. In 2010 he received the Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching and was named the Centennial Professor which provided a grant for the writing of his book, Collaborative Practice Concepts. In 2020, he self-published Side by Side: Building and Sustaining an Effective Community in the Music Studio.


ryan sharp

Ryan Sharp

Dr. Ryan Sharp is an international award-winning soloist and currently Associate Professor of Trumpet at the University of Central Oklahoma, founder and Artistic Director of the Frontier Brass Band, and soprano cornetist for the internationally acclaimed Fountain City Brass Band. Ryan has twice been awarded the Gateshead MBC Trophy for Outstanding Soprano Cornet at the Brass in Concert Championships held every November in Gateshead, England.