DiMartino chosen for prestigious guest teaching role
DANVILLE, KY - Vincent DiMartino, Matton Professor of Music at Centre College, has been chosen for a prestigious guest teaching and performance role at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. During the coming academic year, DiMartino will visit the North Carolina campus periodically to perform and teach master classes. He will remain a full-time member of the Centre faculty.
According to Centre Vice President for Academic Affairs John Ward, the guest role at ECU is a credit to DiMartino's s stature as a performer and will enhance his teaching at Centre. "This is the type of honor we expect of those Centre faculty members who have international reputations as artists," Ward said.
One of America's leading trumpet performers and teachers, DiMartino originally joined the Centre faculty in 1993 as the college's first distinguished artist-in-residence. He was named to the Matton Professorship in 1996.
DiMartino has performed worldwide as a soloist and with artists such as Henry Mancini, Doc Severinsen, Pearl Bailey, Dizzy Gillespie and Dave Brubeck. Widely admired for classical and jazz playing, he has also in recent years begun to specialize in virtuoso cornet solos.
DiMartino, along with Centre's George Foreman, founded the New Columbian Brass Band. DiMartino also is a soloist with the New Sousa Band and is a featured soloist with the Advocate Brass Band. DiMartino is a popular performer at the Great American Brass Band Festival, which annually draws 40,000 people to Danville for outstanding brass music.
A graduate of the Eastman School of Music (bachelor's and master's degrees),
DiMartino was for some 20 years the Alumni Distinguished Professor of Trumpet
at the University of Kentucky. He has performed as a soloist with many symphony
orchestras, including those in Cincinnati, Buffalo, Santa Fe, Orlando and
Rochester. He is prominently featured in many recordings of the Cincinnati
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