Accomplished Trumpeter to Perform at Gardner-Webb

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Charles Schlueter to Offer Free Distinguished Artist Show in Blanton Auditorium on Jan. 17

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—World-class trumpet player Charles Schlueter returns to Gardner-Webb University for a free performance Jan. 17 at 3 p.m. in Blanton Auditorium. Schlueter served as principal trumpet for the Boston Symphony Orchestra for more than 25 years and has previously visited GWU to offer both a concert and masterclass for the public.

In a half century of orchestra experience, Schlueter performed with the Kansas City Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra. He also established himself as a distinguished soloist and teacher, offering masterclasses on four continents.

During his upcoming visit to GWU, Schlueter will perform along with GWU collaborative piano/Distinguished Artist Cynthia Clyburn Swicegood, GWU Assistant Professor of Music Tim Hudson, High Point University Professor of Trumpet Rusty Smith, and University of South Carolina Professor of Trumpet James Ackley.

Schlueter’s visit to Gardner-Webb is part of the GWU School of Performing and Visual Arts’ 2015-16 Distinguished Artists series. For more information about the performance, contact the GWU Music Department at 704-406-4448.

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 704-406-4253 or email servicerequests@gardner-webb.edu with your request.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University offers a comprehensive academic experience that introduces students to the diverse world of ideas and to the people who think them, preparing them not only for professional success but for lives marked by empathy, compassion and a commitment to service on the broadest scale.