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January 2007 Winner: Simon Bosch

The January 2007 Young Artist Award is Simon Bosch from Loveland, Colorado. Simon began his study of the trumpet at age 8 under the guidance of Alan Taylor. As a high school student he was privileged to study with William Pfund, Prof. Emeritus, Northern Colorado University.

As a four-year member of the Loveland High School Band program conducted by Gary Hall, Simon performed with the school's wind symphony, jazz band, marching band, brass choir, and advanced brass quintet. During his high school career he was also selected to be a two-year member of the Colorado All State Band, The Colorado University Honor Band, and a one-year member of the Colorado All State Jazz Band.

Among his numerous high school awards Simon received the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award and two consecutive ITG Conference Scholarships for the under-18 division. While attending the 2005 and 2006 ITG conferences Simon participated in the Youth Solo Competitions. Mr. Bosch distinguished himself further as the Loveland Associated Veterans Honor Guard Bugler, serving in this position for three years.

In addition to his music accomplishments Simon worked year round at a grocery store and at two part-time jobs (summers) landscaping and installing sprinkler systems. Capping off his summer experiences he participated in a church youth group mission trip on an Indian reservation in Cortez, Colorado.

Simon is currently in his freshman year as a music education major at Baylor University where he studies trumpet with Wiff Rudd.

In recognition of his outstanding talent, ITG will provide Simon Bosch with a complimentary one-year membership.



About the Editor: David Bohnert is Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Wayne State College where he teaches conducting, music education, applied trumpet, and brass methods, as well as serving as director for the WSC Wind Ensemble and Marching Band. He holds the Bachelor of Music (Trumpet Performance) and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from Southeast Missouri State University. He earned the Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, where he also served as a graduate teaching assistant with the University Bands. He has done post-graduate study at the Eastman School of Music and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, where he completed the DMA (Trumpet Performance).

An active performer, Bohnert plays regularly with A Touch of Brass, the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and Municipal Band, in addition to maintaining an active solo recital schedule. He has recently performed at the International Trumpet Guild conference and the American Guild of Organists conference and is on the recording reviewing staff for the journal of the International Trumpet Guild.

David was selected for the 2009 State National Bank Teaching Excellence Award at Wayne State College. He resides in Wayne, Nebraska with his wife Melissa and their three sons, Ethan, Aidan, and Nolan.

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