UND Trumpeters Vying For Best In The Country At National Competition

For the last four of five years, Professor of Trumpet Ronnie Ingle’s five-student ensemble has advanced to the live semifinals for the National Trumpet Competition. The ensemble, from left to right: Michael Morrisey, Maddie Ardelean, Dawson Domke, Christiena Taralson, and Gilson Silva. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Under the leadership of Ronnie Ingle, the UND Trumpet Ensemble is ready to cut another rug in the “Big Dance” of the trumpeting world.

March 8-10 marks the 26th National Trumpet Competition (NTC) and UND has made the live, semifinal rounds the last four of five years — meaning they can hang with the best of the best.

“They’ve worked extremely hard,” Ingle, professor of trumpet in UND’s music department, said of this year’s five-student crew. “They’ve adopted the idea that we can do anything at any level we set our mind to.”

The UND Trumpet Ensemble has the makings of a dynasty. While earning a spot in the live rounds is a testament to both their mettle and Ingle’s leadership, they’re heading in with a mindset to go even further than previous years.

They’ll be up against some of the most accomplished music programs in the United States when they arrive at University of North Texas.

To find out more about the group and their recipe for success, click here.