20 Questions: A sketch of Centre music professor Vince DiMartino
RELEASED: November 8, 2007
1. Position: Matton Professor of Music
2. Hometown: Babylon, New York
3. Career Highlight: Performing worldwide, teaching trumpet and jazz and being co-founder of The Great American Brass Band Festival.
4. Signature Course: CentreTrumpets and CentreJazz
5. Recent Publication: The DiMartino-Osland Jazz Orchestra CD Quotient to be released this winter
6. Family: Wife—Patti Powell; Children—Gabriel (23 years old), Kathryn (17 years old) and Erica (15 years old)
7. Hobbies: Kentucky trivia and geography
8. Most memorable experience of your education: Playing with Lionel Hampton in high school
9. Prized possession: antique cornet collection
10. Favorite book: "Kentucky Name Places"
11. Memorable trip/vacation: Greek Islands cruise
12. Favorite movie: "Animal House"
13. Favorite album: "Sketches of Spain," Miles Davis
14. Favorite artist (of any type): Doc Severinsen on trumpet
15. Attitude toward technology: Catalytic
16. Person you most admire: My mom, Marie DiMartino
17. Living figure you'd most like to meet: Maurice Andre, French trumpet virtuoso
18. Historical figure you'd most like to meet: Bach
19. What would you be doing if you weren't working at Centre? Performing and cooking
20. Describe yourself in three words: curious, progressive and hopefully helpful
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