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About the ATA 2017

Midst the beautiful virgin rain forests of the Gold Coast hinterland, ATA 2017 participants will enjoy mentoring from world class trumpet artists in an exclusive and intensive course catering to excellence in solo music, orchestral music, chamber music, historical or period instrument performance and more.

In 2017 the Australasian Trumpet Academy is proud to welcome acclaimed International trumpet soloists Paul Beniston (UK) Gabriel DiMartino (USA) and Dr Jason Dovel (USA).

This is a rare chance for aspiring trumpeters to spend a week under the personal instruction from some of the world’s greatest trumpet artists.


Academy Studies


Brass Basics & Warm-Up Class
Join John Foster, Paul Beniston, Gabriel DiMartino and Dr Jason Dovel, and take part in daily warm-up routines, and share in their combined wealth of brass playing experience.


Modern Trumpet Solo Repertoire
Participants are encouraged to prepare solo repertoire, (drawing from baroque, classical, romantic, 20th century and contemporary literature for trumpet) for performance during daily master classes. 


Orchestral Trumpet Repertoire
ATA participants will be expertly guided through orchestral and audition repertoire during the academy, and will provided with the opportunity to take part in a ‘mock audition’.

Trumpet Ensembles 
All participants will have the opportunity to take part in the ATA Ensemble. Ensembles varying in size will also be formed to allow for the greatest diversity in repertoire. These ensembles will also take part in the ATA Gala Concert.


Historical Trumpet Studies  

As part of the ATA we are proud to offer a course of study for all participants wanting to pursuit performance on period instruments, baroque/natural trumpet and cornetto. Whether participants are experienced on period instruments or would just like to be exposed to the baroque trumpet for the first time, here’s your chance to get involved.


The Location


Natural Bridge, Gold Coast Queensland

3360 Nerang-Murwillumbah Road
(38km from Nerang, 30 kms from Murwillumbah)




Academy Tuition Fees


Booking: As the number of places is limited, early booking is advisable to avoid disappointment. Your deposit of AU$400 to reserve your place should be paid as soon as possible or by no later than by 30th July 2017.


***Payments can be made via PayPal to:

Or via bank transfer to: John Foster BSB 064000 ACC 00758290


The total fee for participants of the Australasian Trumpet Academy is AU$840 (GST not applicable). All outstanding fees (or balances thereof) must be paid by the 28th August 2017.


The Academy fees are all inclusive of:

- All tuition fees

- 6 days and 5 nights’ accommodation

- All meals during the Academy

- Transfers (by prior arrangement) from Gold Coast Airport



Click below to view the ATA brochure

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