Erdmann, Thomas R.

Dr. Thomas R. Erdmann in Director of Bands and Coordinator of Musical Education at Elon College, North Carolina. He is also the Jazz Editor of the International Trumpet Guild Journal, the Founder and Conductor of the Company Shops Concert Band, and a guest Conductor and Clinician for various North Carolina and Virginia All-County Concert Honor Bands and jazz Ensembles. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts from the School of Music, The University of Illinois-Urbana. In addition to many articles and reviews, he published An Annotated Bibliography and Guide to the Published Trumpet Music of Sigmund Hering with Mellen in 1997.

Annotated Bibliography and Guide to the Published Trumpet Music of Sigmund Hering
1997 0-7734-8545-7
Sigmund Hering (1899-1986) was perhaps the most influential trumpet teacher in America during the mid 20th century, and was known worldwide. He served as trumpeter with the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1925-1964. He is the most published trumpet pedagogue in the world. After a short introductory chapter on Sigmund Hering, this work analyzes his published trumpet works, draws conclusions on each text for suitability of use, and creates a guide for trumpet pedagogues for using Hering's 408 trumpet etudes for one trumpet without piano accompaniment. Appendices include: A Brief Look at the Compositional Relationship Between Leon Lester and Sigmund Hering; Brief Biographies of Sigmund Hering's Principal Viennese Instructors; A Complete List of Sources Used to Create the List 'Twentieth Century Topics of Trumpet Pedagogy'; and Definitions of Some Terms Used in that list. This book is available at a special price when ordered for text use. Call (716) 754-2788 for text information.

How Jazz Trumpeters Play Music Today. Twelve Interviews on Technique, Style and Aesthetic
2016 1-4955-0431-X
The author presents an informative, highly entertaining set of interviews that offer the readers a wonderful insight into the mental, physical and spiritual processes involved in the various aspects of trumpet players who serve in the wide-ranging capacity of individual soloist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, author, teacher, scholar, musical philosopher, recording engineer, band leader, and visionary. A vital work in the history of Jazz.

How Jazz Trumpeters Understand Their Music: Twenty-Seven Interviews
2010 0-7734-3790-8
This work is one of the most complete collections of in-depth commentary on the state of jazz music today. These interviews illustrate the interplay of creativity that occurs during high-level interactions between musicians.

Problems and Solutions in Band Conducting
2001 0-7734-7374-2
This text covers a wide variety of topics and problems, from band seating to planning festivals, dealing with soloists to taking the ensemble on the road. It tackles complex problems presented to directors of concert bands and wind ensembles, problems such as how to teach a march quickly to an ensemble, how to warm-up an ensemble properly for both tone and intonation, and basic band repertoire. This book is available at a special price when ordered for text use. Call (716) 754-2788 for text information.