KCC’s 2016-17 concert series begins with tuba faculty concert Sept. 19

A promotional slide featuring tuba instructor Chance Trottman-Huiet, highlighting his Sept. 19, 2016, concert at KCC.

Kellogg Community College will kick off its 2016-17 concert series this month with a faculty concert featuring tuba instructor Chance Trottman-Huiet.

The concert, titled “Coming Home: A Faculty Artist Concert Event,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, in the auditorium of the Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center, on campus at 450 North Ave., Battle Creek. The event, which will also feature guest pianist Dr. Hyekyung Lee, is free and open to the public.

Trottman-Huiet is Colorado native who holds a Bachelor of Music degree in tuba performance from DePauw University and a Master of Music in tuba performance from Western Michigan University; he is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Michigan State University. A tuba professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and a tuba instructor at KCC, Trottman-Huiet also has a private teaching studio, where he instructs middle and high school students from across the region.

Trottman-Huiet has performed with a wide variety of ensembles ranging from symphony orchestras to brass quintets to New Orleans-style jazz bands. As a soloist, he’s won concerto competitions at both DePauw University and WMU and was a semifinalist in the 2016 Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Competition, held at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.

Lee is an award-winning pianist who holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in piano performance from Yeungnam University in South Korea. She also holds a master’s degree in piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from MSU.

Lee has performed with several symphony orchestras and as a collaborative pianist with many musicians in New York and Michigan, and has taught at institutions including Yeungnam University, the Interlochen Fine Arts Camp and Festival and Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival and Competition.

For more information about this or other music events and initiatives at KCC, contact Music Program Coordinator Dr. Gerald Blanchard at 269-565-7859 or blanchardg@kellogg.edu or visit www.kellogg.edu/music.

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