2014 Natural Trumpet Making Workshop

 Bloomington, IN - May 19 - 23, 2014 (Monday - Friday)

and May 26 - 30, 2014 (Monday - Friday)

The International Natural Trumpet Making workshop, which has been held each year since 1993, in Bloomington, Indiana, and in various European locations, will be offered again during the weeks of May 19 - 23, and May 26 - 30, 2014 at the Workshop of Seraphnoff Historical Instruments in Bloomington, Indiana.

Under the supervision of Dr. Robert Barclay, and instrument makers Richard Seraphinoff and Michael Münkwitz, participants will make a natural trumpet using the tools and methods described in Dr. Barclay's book, The Art of the Trumpet-Maker, and also illustrated and described in Making a Natural Trumpet, the new workshop guide for the course by Richard Seraphinoff and Robert Barclay.

The design which participants make is based on an original by the Nuremberg maker Hanns Hainlein (1632). Familiarity with tools and metal working techniques is desirable, but not by any means necessary. In past workshops everyone has been able to complete a playable instrument over the course of the week. The work schedule consists almost exclusively of hands-on workshop time from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day, Monday through Friday. Most participants finish their instruments by Friday early afternoon, making it possible to depart from Bloomington that afternoon or evening.

Tuition for the Bloomington workshop is $800.00, which includes all materials, tools and supplies which will be used during the workshop, as well as a copy of "Making a Natural Trumpet - an Illustrated Workshop Guide", published by the University of Edinburgh. Enrolment is limited to 12 participants, and reservations are made on a first come, first served basis.

To reserve a space, send a check for $50.00 (payable to Richard Seraphinoff, organizer of the course) to the address below. This deposit will be refundable until May 1st, 2014. The balance of $750.00 will be due on the first day on the workshop. Non-US participants may reserve a space and pay the entire amount on the first day, due to the costs of currency exchange and transfers.

Lunch is provided for participants during the week.

A list of local motels and a map of Bloomington, as well as travel information, will be sent to all who sign up for the course.

Richard Seraphinoff
2256 Birdie Galyan Road
Bloomington, IN 47408
Tel/Fax: 812-333-3114
E-Mail: seraphin@indiana.edu

For tuition and other details on the trumpet making workshops in Rostock, Germany, and other European locations see www.trumpetmaker.com, (English) or www.trompetenmacher.de (German).

For tuition and details on the trumpet making workshop in Cambridge, England, June 17-21, 2013, please contact:

Cambridge Woodwind Makers www.cambridgewoodwindmakers.org

Email: information@cambridgewoodwindmakers.org