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Amy Gilreath

Trumpet, Stiletto Brass Quintet

Amy Gilreath, a founding member of Stiletto Brass Quintet, has an active professional career as both a performer and university professor. She is Principal Trumpet with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, the Illinois Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia da Camera, has played extra/sub with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and serves as the Director of the Orvieto Musica Trumpet Fest in Orvieto Italy. Amy has been a past member of Velvet Brass; and continues to be a member of the Monarch Brass Ensemble. She has appeared as a soloist with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, the Leyland Brass Band, the Illinois Chamber Orchestra, Orvieto Musica Chamber Orchestra, as well as many university and high school bands. Along with other performances in Italy, France, Germany, England, Austria, Spain, and Hungary, Amy has been an invited soloist and clinician at the Sounds News Music Festival in Canterbury, England; the Hans Marteau Brass Festival in Hof, Germany; and the Exploring the Trumpet Festival in Kalavrita, Greece, the International Women’s Brass Conference, International Trumpet Guild Conference, and a finalist in the Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Competition. In 2010 she appeared as the first woman soloist at the International Romantic Trumpet Festival held in St. Petersburg and Moscow Russia. Amy has received numerous praises for her solo CD entitled Enjoying Life and can be heard on the Sinfonia da Camera recordings “Enescu: Impressions and Chamber Symphony” and “William Schuman, On Freedom’s Ground” released by Albany Records. She was the featured artist in the December 2009 international magazine “The Brass Herald.”Amy is currently Professor of Trumpet at Illinois State University. Her students have been finalists in many different competitions, hold positions in some of the US premier military bands and other base bands throughout the United States and perform in throughout the US, Canada and Portugal. She also has students teaching throughout the US and in Saudi Arabia. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the International Trumpet Guild and has been co-host of the 2003 and 2006 International Women’s Brass Conference.Amy is a B&S Trumpets Performing Artist.

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