Archived News

August 2019

Marcus Grant performs​ Variations on a Theme From Nettleton (Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing) at Longwood University's Faculty Gala Showcase.

August 2019

Marcus Grant and David Koch release the third in their new video series of iconic trumpet solos arranged for Trumpet Ensemble: The Hummel Trumpet Concerto, Movement III

May  2019

Marcus Grant accepts the position as adjunct Professor of Trumpet and Horn at Longwood University.

April 2019

Marcus Grant is commissioned to write the Alma Mater for Southern Virginia University's marching band.

March 2019

Marcus Grant and David Koch release the first in their new video series of iconic trumpet solos arranged for Trumpet Ensemble: The Hummel Trumpet Concerto, Movement I

February 2019

Internationally-acclaimed teacher and soloist Joey Tartell performs the first movement of Marcus Grant's Hummel Trumpet Concerto for Trumpet Ensemble with trumpet students at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

November 2018

Marcus Grant teaches a guest artist trumpet studio masterclass at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, hosted by Dr. Jason Bergman, BYU Trumpet Professor.

October 2018

Marcus Grant hosts guest artists and clinicians John Maurer (Trumpet) and Nate Petley (Piano) at Virginia Union University (VUU) in Richmond, VA for a brass studio masterclass and guest artist trumpet recital featuring Marcus Grant's original composition "Fantasie of Passage", as part of John's "Songs For My Son" album release tour. Find out more about John's album at http://www.trumpetjm.com

September 2018

Performing "Tribute: An American Story" co-arranged by Marcus Grant and John Paddie, the Clover Hill High School Marching Cavaliers are announced "Grand Champion" at the 2018 Goochland Band Invitational in Goochland County, Virginia.

June 2018

Movements of Marcus Grant's trumpet ensemble arrangements of the Hummel Trumpet Concerto in Eb Major and the Haydn Trumpet Concerto in Eb Major are featured at the 2018 International Trumpet Guild Conference's Trumpet Ensemble Reading Session in San Antonio, Texas. Email msgrantmusic@gmail.com for more info on these arrangements.

 

 

May 2018

Marcus Grant completes a 2-day visit and guest-artist performance at Midlothian Middle School in Midlothian, VA. The band performs his original composition "Pastoral Flourish" for Solo Trumpet and Concert Band.

February 2018

Marcus Grant participates on the panel of judges for the 2018 Fredericksburg Brass Institute's Composition Competition. More information about the competition at https://www.fredbrass.com/competition

December 2017

Marcus Grant accepts invitations to serve as the music arranger for Cosby High School's 2018 show choir band and Clover Hill High School's 2018 marching band.

August 2017

Marcus Grant accepts promotion to Music Theory and Aural Skills professor at Virginia Union University. Mr. Grant continues to lead applied private lessons for all brass students.

 

 

May 2017

Marcus Grant performs his brass ensemble arrangement of Grand Russian Fantasia at the Cosby High School Titan Band's Spring Concert as part of a guest artist residency with the band department.

April 2017

Marcus Grant and Buddy Deshler lead masterclasses and perform a faculty/guest artist recital at Virginia Union University.

February 2017

Brandon Sklute performs the world premiere of Marcus Grant's Carmen Fantasy for Trumpet and Piano at Peabody Conservatory.

 

 

December 2016

Marcus Grant completes his new medley "Carmen Fantasy" for trumpet and piano, based on the popular musical "Carmen" by George Bizet.

 

 

September 2016

Marcus Grant accepts the position as Brass Professor at Virginia Union University.

 

 

July 2016

The Brass Roots release their professional recording of Marcus Grant's arrangement of Grand Russian Fantasia - featuring performing artist Buddy Deshler on Cornet - on YouTube. Click here to watch the video.

 

 

May 2016

John Maurer performs the World Premiere of Marcus Grant's "Fantasie of Passage" for Flugelhorn/Trumpet and Piano in Fredericksburg, VA as part of John and Marcus' fundraiser for the Fredericksburg Brass Institute (see "Projects/Events" tab).

 

 

May 2016

Marcus Grant spends a week-long residency working with the Cele Middle School band students in Pflugerville, TX. The Wind Ensemble performs the World Premiere of his piece "Pastoral Flourish" with guest trumpet soloist Buddy Deshler.

 

 

May 2016

Marcus Grant graduates from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University with a Master of Music degree in Trumpet and an outside area in Arts Administration. Marcus studied with Joey Tartell during his graduate studies at IU.

 

 

April 2016

The University of Delaware's Trumpet Studio performs the World Premiere of Marcus Grant's trumpet ensemble arrangement of the Hummel Trumpet Concerto at the Loudis Recital Hall in Newark, DE. Indiana University's Trumpet Studio performs the Midwest Premiere of the arrangement at Auer Hall in Bloomington, IN

 

 

March 2016

Marcus Grant performs at Carnegie Hall with Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Professor Stephen Pratt. The concert featured saxophone faculty member and international artist Dr. Otis Murphy.

 

 

January 2016

Marcus Grant's original composition, "Land of the Free" for Wind Band, is featured on the front page of Composers Circle's website. Click here to see and listen to the feature.

 

 

November 2015

Marcus Grant presents his Master's Recital at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's Auer Hall, involving Indiana State Premiers of Suite for Six Trumpets and Imperial Intrada and Fanfare, as well as the World Premiere to his arrangement of Grand Russian Fantasia.

 

 

September 2015

Marcus Grant launches the Consortium for his arrangement of the Hummel Trumpet Concerto for Trumpet Ensemble. Consortium members are Baylor University, University of Delaware, the Fredericksburg Brass Institute, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Oklahoma State University, Tromba Mundi, the United States Army Band Trumpet Ensemble, and Virginia Commonwealth University.

 

 

August 2015

Marcus Grant's newest composition "Efflorescence" for trumpet duo and horn quartet, commissioned by XO Brass and Denis Wick Trumpet Artist Buddy Deshler, receives its world premiere at the "Well That's A First" NoVA Edition Concert Series in Arlington, Virginia.

 

 

July 2015

Following the 2015 Fredericksburg Brass Institute, Marcus Grant is commissioned by John Maurer to write a new piece for trumpet and piano, scheduled to be premiered this Winter as part of a larger soon-to-be-announced project planned by the two individuals.

 

 

June 2015

Marcus Grant's 4-part trumpet fanfare "Fanfarria Real" receives its midwest premiere at Rex Richardson's Faculty Recital for the Bert Truax School Of Trumpet Camp in Dallas, Texas.

 

 

June 2015

Marcus Grant attends the 5-day musical entreprenurial workshop "The Savvy Musician In ACTION" at University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, led by Dr. David Cutler.

 

 

May 2015

Marcus Grant is appointed the Winds Arranger of Cosby High School's Marching Band (the Cosby Titan Band) in Midlothian, Virginia. He is also appointed to the Cosby Titan Band's instructional staff.

 

 

April 2015

Marcus Grant joins fellow trumpet players of Jacobs School and IU's Marching Hundred to perform the national anthem live on national television at the NCAA Basketball Tournament Championship game with the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets.

 

 

March 2015

Marcus Grant accepts the invitation by Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's premiere brass ensemble, The Brass Roots, to officially become their resident composer and arranger.

 

 

January 2015

Marcus progresses to the semi-final round of the 2015 National Trumpet Competition (NTC) Graduate Solo Division where he will be performing the NTC premiere of his original composition "Variations on a Theme from Nettleton" for solo trumpet and piano, to take place March 19th-21st at the Messiah College.

 

 

October 2014

Marcus Grant begins working with the Virginia Commonwealth University Pep Band (also known as the VCU Peppas) as an arranger.

 

 

October 2014

The Brass Roots perform Grant's brass choir arrangement of the "Star Spangled Banner" live on television with KDKA-TV | CBS Pittsburgh in preparation for their inaugural performance. Click here to watch the broadcast.

 

 

September 2014

Virginia Commonwealth University Trumpet Faculty members Rex Richardson, Taylor Barnett, Brian Strawley, and Kevin Maloney perform Grant's fanfare for trumpet quartet - "Fanfarria Real" - to open the VCU Faculty Recital, the Trumpet Spectacular.

 

 

August 2014

Marcus Grant presents his Farewell Recital at First Baptist Church of South Richmond, where - among performing other standards - he premiered his piece "Hymn For Brotherhood" for Trumpet, Horn, and Piano as well as his arrangements of Eric Morales' Passion Dance, Beethoven's Duo for 2 Flutes, and Krogstad's edition of O Sacred Head Now Wounded. In addition, Kevin Maloney (Staff Sergeant, US Army Band) premiered Grant's original composition, "Variations on a Theme From Nettleton."

 

 

July 2014

Marcus Grant establishes a partnership with The Brass Roots - a professional brass choir based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - as a contributing composer and arranger. The Brass Roots record Grant's brass choir arrangement of the "Star Spangled Banner."

 

 

June 2014

Marcus Grant attends the 2nd Annual Fredericksburg Brass Institute in Fredericksburg, VA where he performs in the institute's premier quintet: the "Fellowship Brass Quintet". In addition, his trumpet ensemble arrangements "Amazing Grace" and "Salvation is Created" are performed by the student trumpet ensemble.

 

 

February 2014

Marcus Grant is admitted to the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music to pursue a degree of Master of Music in Trumpet beginning Fall 2014

 

 

October 2013

Thomas Dale High School (with the help of brass instructor and music arranger Marcus Grant) receives straight superior ratings at State Marching Assesment.

 

 

June 2013

Virginia Commonwealth University's leading Trumpet Ensemble premieres Marcus Grant's arrangement of "Beethoven's 5th Symphony in C Minor, Mvt. I" for 8 trumpets and performs Grant's "Suite for Six Trumpets" at the International Trumpet Guild Conference.

 

 

May 2013

Marcus Grant is appointed the Winds Arranger of the Thomas Dale High School Marching Knights in Chester, Virginia. Grant continues to hold the position of brass instructor.

 

 

April 2013

Marcus Grant performs his Junior Recital at the James W. Black Center at Virginia Commonwealth University. Grant's brand new composition "Imperial Intrada and Fanfare" for Solo Trumpet and Trumpet Choir was premiered as well as Grant's arrangement of the Hummel Trumpet Concerto, Mvt. I for 8 Trumpets as Mvts. II and III remain in progress. Grant also performed the East-Coast premiere of Stephan Garber's arrangement of Legends for Solo Trumpet and String Sextet. Garber is a consultant  in Grant's international marching arts organization "Enlightened Productions."

 

 

January 2013

The student brass choir at Virginia Commonwealth University's Festival of Winds and Percussion performs Grant's Brass Choir arrangement of the National Anthem.

 

 

November 2012

Virginia Commonwealth University's leading Trumpet Ensemble premieres Grant's arrangement of Beethoven's 5th Symphony in C Minor, Mvt. I for 8 Trumpets - to be submitted into the National Trumpet Competition - at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

 

 

October 2012

Virginia Commonwealth University's distinguished trumpet faculty - International Yamaha Performing Artist Rex Richardson, Richmond Symphony Assistant Principal Trumpet Brian Strawley, United States Army Band Staff Sergeant Kevin Gebo, And Virginia Commonwealth University Jazz Artist in Residence John D'earth - perform Grant's 'Fanfarria Real' for Trumpet Quartet to open the VCU Faculty Recital, the Trumpet Spectacular.

 

 

September 2012

Virginia Commonwealth University's outstanding brass faculty - Dr. Rex Richardson (Trumpet), Dr. Patrick Smith (French Horn), and Dr. Ross Walter (Low Brass) - joins students of the brass department at the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts to premiere Grant's arrangement of the National Anthem for Brass Choir as a tribute to 9/11, conducted by the composer.

 

 

July 2012

A number of Marcus Grant's trumpet ensemble compositions are read through at the International Trumpet Seminar at Grand Valley State University by a student trumpet ensemble, under the direction of Kevin Gebo of the United States Army Band, the "Pershing's Own". Grant's arrangement of Salvation is Created was performed at the final concert.

 

 

July 2012

Marcus Grant became a featured composer on Composers Circle, his featured piece being the internationally performed Suite for Six Trumpets! See the feature here: http://composerscircle.com/marcus-s-grant/

 

 

May 2012

The Greater Richmond Youth Wind Ensemble - founded and led by Dr. Terry Austin, Director of Bands at Virginia Commonwealth University - premiered Grant's original composition for Wind Ensemble, Land of The Free, at their final concert in the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts in Richmond, VA

 

 

April 2012

Grant's uniquely colorful arrangement of Amazing Grace for Trumpet Quintet is premiered by Virginia Commonwealth University's leading Trumpet Ensemble in the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts in Richmond, VA

 

 

March 2012

Virginia Commonwealth University's leading Trumpet Ensemble performs Suite for Six Trumpets at the National Trumpet Competition hosted by George Mason University in Fairfax, VA

 

 

October 2011

Grant takes a group visit to Army headquarters in Brucker Hall in Fort Meyer, VA to see the Premier Trumpet Ensemble of the United States Army Band the "Pershing's Own" perform his Suite for Six Trumpets.

 

 

July 2011

Awarded the 3rd Annual Stephenson Scholarship by James M. Stephenson - http://stephensonmusic.com/ - Grant spends a week at the International Trumpet Seminar hosted by Grand Valley State University in Michigan where his composition Suite For Six Trumpets was performed and where he met international composers such as Erik Morales as well as professional and international trumpet players such as Vincent DiMartino, Adam Rapa, Tom Hooten, Bill Lucas, Kevin Gebo, and many others.

 

 

May 2011

Virginia Commonwealth University's leading Trumpet Ensemble visits the International Trumpet Guild Conference sponsored by Bemidji State University in Minneapolis, MN where they perform Rex Richardson's Phan Phugtasy in Phrygian as well as Marcus Grant's arrangement of Bach's Little Fugue in G Minor for six trumpets.

 

May 2011

Four members of Virginia Commonwealth University's leading trumpet ensemble premiere Marcus Grant's commissioned fanfare "Fanfarria Real" at the VCUArts Commencement Ceremony.

 

 

February 2011

Virginia Commonwealth University's leading Trumpet Ensemble premieres Grant's 6-person trumpet ensemble arrangement of Little Fugue in G Minor by J.S. Bach in the James W. Black Recital Hall in Richmond, VA. The second trumpet ensemble premieres Grant's trumpet ensemble arrangement of Salvation is Created, also for 6 trumpets.

December 2010

Marcus Grant's first trumpet ensemble piece - Suite for Six Trumpets - is premiered during Brad Ford's Junior Recital at the James W. Black Music Center's Recital Hall in Richmond, VA.

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