|Ronnie Ingle impresses music aficionados on recent swing through Sweden|
Ronnie Ingle, assistant professor of music, recently wowed audiences and music journalists in Sweden, where he performed as a guest artist and soloist with Sundsvall Symphony Orchestra.
Ingle was also featured in two more performances: a joint recital at the Alno Church in Alno, Sweden, with Peter Tjernberg, a colleague on the faculty at the International Music Camp, and another at the Sundsvall Jazzklubb, the largest jazz club in Sweden. Also, Ingle taught a "master class" for regional trumpeters and students of the Sundsvall Kulturalskola, where he covered topics such as endurance, breathing techniques and tone.
On Nov. 22, Ingle was a soloist with the symphony orchestra, performing J.G.B. Neruda's "Concerto for Trumpet" and an orchestral arrangement of the jazz standard, "My One and Only Love." In an extensive review of the concert the following day, Ingle was praised for exhibiting "broad, large, and diverse techniques, with light sounds that grew into newer and larger volumes which seemed impossible from the small (Eb) trumpet."
In speaking of the jazz arrangement, the reviewer said, "'My One and Only Love' was Ingle's great love, where he played with a dark sound and excellent improvisation."
Nov. 24, Dr. Ingle performed a program at the Sundsvalls Jazzklubb for a very large and enthusiastic audience. The review for this concert stated that Ingle "performed very lyrically, with relaxed, imaginative, and well-balanced improvisational solo outings."
A native of Asheville, N.C., Ingle studied trumpet performance in St. Louis and Greensboro, N.C., and previously taught as assistant professor of music at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and West Virginia State University. He has been a professional trumpeter for more than 25 years, and has maintained a very active schedule as a clinician, jazz and classical soloist, and chamber player both nationally and internationally. He has performed with diverse organizations, including the St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra, Smoky Mountain British Brass Band, St. Louis Metropolitan Orchestra, Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, and the Asheville Symphony Orchestra. He is currently principal trumpeter with the Greater Grand Forks Symphony.
This past summer, Ingle performed at the International Trumpet Guild Conference at the Center for the Performing Arts in Banff, Alberta, and has recently performed with such headliners as Mannheim Steamroller, Michael W. Smith, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, and the national touring production of the musical, "Chicago." He serves on the faculty at the International Music Camp, a position he continues every summer. He has composed and performed the music for a nationally broadcast documentary titled "Final Invasion: The Battle of Plattsburgh and the War of 1812."
As a studio teacher, Ingle's trumpet students have consistently won prestigious positions, honors, and awards as jazz and classical performers, and have been recently featured in national publications (July 2007 "Downbeat" magazine: "12 Trumpeters Who Are Paving the Way for the Next Generation") and in performances (2007 and 2008 finalist in the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition).
Many of Ingle's students have continued as successful music educators, performers and business people.