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Cal Poly Brass Ensembles Host Professional Trumpeter for Master Class Feb. 3

Phil Snedecor, principal trumpeter for the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra in central Pennsylvania, will present a master class for Cal Poly music students from 2:10 to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in Room 216 in the Davidson Music Center (No. 45) on campus.

The master class is free and open to the public. During the class, several of the Music Department’s leading brass students will perform and be critiqued.

Snedecor has performed and toured throughout Asia, Europe and the U.S. He attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where he was awarded the prestigious Performers Certificate and was a member of the school’s premiere brass quintet, the Canterbury Brass. He was a member of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and held positions with the National Symphony, the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra and the Baltimore Opera. He will be featured in the San Luis Obispo Symphony’s Feb. 4 concert in the Performing Arts Center.

The master class is sponsored by Cal Poly’s Music Department and the San Luis Obispo Symphony. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-756-2406 or visit its calendar website.