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For Immediate Release August 26, 2013

New Edition of Arban’s Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet Now Available

Arban Complete Conservatory MethodNew York, NY — This re-engraved edition of Jean-Baptiste Arban’s invaluable Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet (O21X - Book & CD - $29.99) keeps intact the Arban system, while adding insights that reflect how the trumpet is taught in the 21st century. First published in 1894, this edition contains the same tried and true comprehensive Arban system of study, adding over a century of progress to the foundational book of every trumpet student.

Edited by Tom Hooten, principal trumpet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Jennifer Marotta, Los Angeles teacher and performer, this re-engraved edition of Arban’s time-tested pedagogical sequence has been given a fresh new layout for easier reading.

Rob Roy McGregor, retired trumpeter of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, says this new edition is “A Masterpiece of the publisher's art. Arban, the Father of them all, has at last been re-engraved and re-edited in this beautiful new edition. From the clear and precise engraving to the excellent binding, this is an edition to satisfy purists and modernists alike!”

This new edition contains Arban’s Original and Complete Method, The Art of Phrasing (150 Songs and Operatic Airs), 68 Duets for Two Cornets, 14 Characteristic Studies, and the 12 Celebrated Fantaisies and Airs Variés. The included data CD provides listening examples of the 14 Characteristic Studies as performed by Hooten, along with piano accompaniment tracks for the 12 Celebrated Fantaisies and Airs Variés, recorded by pianist John Walker. The indispensable Arban is now even more so.

This new edition is available now through Carl Fischer Music or your favorite music retailer.

Thomas Hooten is a phenomenal trumpet talent with a keen interest in education. The native of Tampa, Florida received his B.M. from the University of South Florida, and M.M. from Rice University. In 2000, he earned a coveted trumpet/cornet position with "The President's Own" United States Marine Band during a four-year enlistment, followed by an Assistant Principal position with the Indianapolis Symphony, and Principal Trumpet tenures with the Atlanta Symphony and, currently, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, A committed educator, he also taught at Kennesaw State University from 2006 to 2012. As soloist, he has appeared with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the United States Air Force Band, among others. Along with master classes and recitals at the most prestigious music schools, Hooten has also recently released his first solo album, Trumpet Call (2011).

Jennifer Marotta, an accomplished performer and educator, is currently a freelance musician and trumpet teacher in Los Angeles, California. Raised in Naperville, IL, she earned her B.M. from Northwestern University and her M.M. from DePaul University. Marotta was a member of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band from 2001–2004, where she was an active soloist and chamber musician. Marotta is currently a member of the Grand Teton Music Festival and the Chicago Music of the Baroque. She has also performed with the San Francisco Symphony, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Opera, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Greenville Symphony, Annapolis Symphony, and the New World Symphony. She is also co-editor for the International Women’s Brass Conference’s newsletter. She teaches trumpet students of all ages and levels, but specializes in helping young students to establish a strong fundamental base. Ms. Marotta acted as a visiting professor at Illinois State University in 2006, was Artist in Residence at Emory University from 2006–2010, and was the Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Kennesaw State University from 2006–2012.

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