OU Trumpet Day
Sunday, April 16, 2023
OU Trumpet Day 2023 is a one-day event featuring Sam Oatts & Amy McCabe. Sam Oatts can be heard on the CBS Morning News Monday through Saturday, and Gunnery Sgt. Amy McCabe is Principal Trumpet in "The President's Own" Marine Band. This event is intended to equip, inspire, and challenge trumpet players of all ages. Registration includes up to 3 complimentary tickets to the Wind Symphony Concert on April 16, 2023.
Complete the form below to register. You must register by end of day April 15, 2023.Register for OU Trumpet Day 2023
|11:45am||Registration opens / Pick up concert tickets||Gothic Hall|
|12:15pm||Guest Artist/Clinician - Gunnery Sgt. Amy McCabe||Band Room|
|1:30pm||Guest Artist/Clinician - Sam Oatts||Band Room|
|3:00pm||Wind Symphony Concert|
featuring Gunnery Sgt. Amy McCabe
and Staff Sgt. Russell Sharp
|Sharp Concert Hall|
|4:30pm||Artist Q&A / Meet the OU Trumpet Studio||Band Room|
A multi-faceted recording artist, Sam Oatts can be heard as the trumpet soloist on CBS Mornings. Playing the theme and incidental music featuring reinventions of the Abblasen fanfare, the show airs nationally Monday through Saturday, 7-9am on all CBS affiliates. Sam has also worked alongside countless indie acts and a few major label recording artists in the capacity of arranger, contractor, trumpet soloist, and bassist. His solo 2013 rock record, Daybreak (under the moniker, “Hudson Hank”), was produced by Coldplay’s Guy Berryman reaching worldwide listenership and critical media acclaim. Additionally, his fanfares can be heard during Santa Fe Fuego games, an independent minor league baseball team in the Pecos League.
As a performer, he has played in world renown clubs, concert halls, and theaters, from CBGBs to Carnegie Hall in 49 states and nearly 30 countries with orchestras, Broadway shows, big bands, and as a soloist/clinician. Notable Broadway national tour credits include An American in Paris, Annie, Wicked, Chicago, Fiddler on the Roof, Come Fly Away, and Chita Rivera: A Dancer’s Life. Most recently, Sam has settled in the American southwest, performing regularly with the Phoenix Symphony, Denver Brass, and his recent appointment as Associate Principal Trumpet with the New Mexico Philharmonic.
As an educator, Sam previously taught at the University of Denver, Arizona State University, and is currently the Instructor of Trumpet at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona.
He received his BM from Manhattan School of Music, MM from the University of Denver, and is in the final stages of completing a DMA from Arizona State University. His primary instructors were Jim Pandolfi, Mark Gould, Robert Sullivan, Peter Masseurs, Al Hood, and Josef Burgstaller.
Sam Oatts plays Bach trumpets. For more info, please visit www.samoatts.com