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Dr. Brittany Hendricks began her professional career as Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Ball State University, a position she won during the final month of her doctoral degree. While at Ball State, she became the only applied faculty member in School of Music history to receive the university’s Excellence in Teaching Award (2016), a campus-wide honor that required her to be nominated by her students. In April of 2017, Dr. Hendricks relocated to Arkansas to join her husband (trombonist Bruce Faske). For the next three years she served as Adjunct Instructor of Trumpet at Arkansas State University, where she taught High Brass Methods and assisted with studio instruction.
As a soloist and clinician, Dr. Hendricks has presented at numerous schools and conferences, most notably McGill University, Baylor University, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the University of Kentucky, Oklahoma State University, the International Women’s Brass Conference (2014 and 2017), the International Trombone Festival (2017), the College Band Directors National Association North Central Division Conference (2014), and the Indiana Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference (2015). She performs regularly as second trumpet of The Jackson Symphony (Jackson, TN) and has been privileged to act in a substitute or extra role with the orchestras of Memphis and Ft. Wayne (IN). While in Indiana, Dr. Hendricks served as principal trumpet with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra.
As a teacher, Dr. Hendricks’s primary interests include the pedagogy of private instruction and studio management; efficient embouchure function and correction; and the teachings of Vincent Cichowicz, whose methodology was the subject of her doctoral research. Her own teachers include Barbara Butler (B.M. Northwestern University, 2007), David Hickman (M.M. Arizona State University, 2009), Eric Yates (D.M.A. University of Alabama, 2013), Richard Giangiulio (primary study, 2000–2003), Charles Geyer (periodic study, 2003–2007), and Christopher Martin (intermittent study, 2005–2007). In her ongoing role as an independent performer, she has given particular attention to works that challenge the expressive boundaries of her instrument; contemporary compositions for soprano trumpets; and music by living composers.
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