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Anthony Plog Brass Master Class

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
2 p.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 216

Anthony Plog, a renowned trumpeter, teacher and composer, will present a brass master class. Several of the Music Department’s leading brass students will perform and be critiqued.

By the age of 19, Plog was playing extra trumpet with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under conductors such as Zubin Mehta, James Levine, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Claudio Abbado. His first orchestral position was principal trumpet with the San Antonio Symphony, from 1970-73, and was followed by a two-year engagement as associate principal with the Utah Symphony. He left the Utah Symphony in 1976 to pursue a solo and composition career.

While living in Los Angeles from 1976-88, Plog supported himself by playing principal trumpet with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Pacific Symphony. He has recorded several movie soundtracks, including “Star Trek 1,” “Gremlins,” “Altered States,” two of the “Rocky” movies, and more.

Plog has taught at various institutions in the U.S. and around the world, including the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome; Malmo Music Academy in Malmo, Sweden; Schola Cantorum in Basel, Switzerland, the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, CSU Northridge, and USC.

As a composer, his music has been performed in more than 30 countries. He has received numerous grants and commissions, including the National Endowment for the Arts. His exclusive publisher is Editions BIM of Switzerland.


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Anthony Plog Lecture

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
5 p.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218

Anthony Plog, a renowned trumpeter, teacher and composer, will present a lecture. Titled “The Successful Student Musician,” it will address how students can achieve success in the music business, including refining the musician's craft in the practice room, setting a positive trajectory, and attaining professional goals.

By the age of 19, Plog was playing extra trumpet with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under conductors such as Zubin Mehta, James Levine, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Claudio Abbado. His first orchestral position was principal trumpet with the San Antonio Symphony, from 1970-73, and was followed by a two-year engagement as associate principal with the Utah Symphony. He left the Utah Symphony in 1976 to pursue a solo and composition career.

While living in Los Angeles from 1976-88, Plog supported himself by playing principal trumpet with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Pacific Symphony. He has recorded several movie soundtracks, including “Star Trek 1,” “Gremlins,” “Altered States,” two of the “Rocky” movies, and more.

Plog has taught at various institutions in the U.S. and around the world, including the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome; Malmo Music Academy in Malmo, Sweden; Schola Cantorum in Basel, Switzerland, the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, CSU Northridge, and USC.

As a composer, his music has been performed in more than 30 countries. He has received numerous grants and commissions, including the National Endowment for the Arts. His exclusive publisher is Editions BIM of Switzerland.



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Cal Poly Student Guitar Ensemble Recital

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
7 p.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218


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Cal Poly Student Vocal Recital

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
7:30 p.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218

Oratorio and art song in the Germanic languages: German and English

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Cal Poly Student Instrumental Recital

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
11 a.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218


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Cal Poly Student Piano Recital

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
7:30 p.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218


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Cal Poly Student Instrumental Recital

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
11 a.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218


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Cal Poly Student Piano Recital

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015
7:30 p.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218


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Cal Poly Student Instrumental Recital

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
11 a.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218


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Cal Poly Student Instrumental Recital

Thursday, March 5, 2015
11 a.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218


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Cal Poly's 'An Evening of Woodwind and String Chamber Music'

Friday, May 15, 2015
7:30 p.m., San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church


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Cal Poly Percussion Ensemble Recital

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
7:30 p.m., Pavilion, Performing Arts Center


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All That Brass

Thursday, May 21, 2015
7:30 p.m., San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church


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Cal Poly Student Piano Recital

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
7:30 p.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218


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Cal Poly Student Instrumental Recital

Thursday, May 28, 2015
11 a.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218


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Cal Poly Student Vocal Recital

Friday, May 29, 2015
7:30 p.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218


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Cal Poly Student Instrumental Recital

Thursday, June 4, 2015
11 a.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218


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