Congratulations to two of of the most outstanding trumpet students I have ever had here in the UND Trumpet Studio! Today, Christiena Taralson received the award for Outstanding Achievement in High Brass Performance, and Michael Morrissey received the award for Outstanding Research Paper in Music History (roughly, “The Development of Trumpet Mechanisms throughout History”). The future is extremely bright for these two! Christiena has been accepted into the MM in Trumpet Performance Degree at Michigan State University and Peabody Institute, and Michael has been accepted into the MM in Trumpet Performance Degree at Oklahoma State University, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and University of Colorado Boulder. I’m so very proud of them, and know that their success in the music industry is inevitable no matter where they go!