Professor, University of North Dakota
- Model: G3X-Bb
- Body: .459
- Bell: XK22HT
- Tuning Slide: Oval
- Leadpipe: D3
"My recent change to the Edwards Gen3X Bb trumpet has proven to be the single best move I have made in my entire career! This trumpet simply has the most superior combination of balance, slotting, stability of pitch, and tone color I have ever encountered as a professional trumpeter. I arrived at the exact sound I wanted as a result of being able to choose from very specific component parts (bells, leadpipes, bracings, tuning slides, and even types of screws). This was done with the help of a staff that is the most knowledgeable and friendly in the business, a hallmark of the Edwards Instrument Company that sets them apart from the rest.
"It is such a joy to communicate through the trumpet with the feeling that there is nothing about the instrument itself standing in the way, and to know that the extreme demands of modern trumpet playing can be met with this wonderful instrument."
Dr. Ronnie Ingle is Professor of Trumpet at the University of North Dakota and an Edwards Trumpet Performing Artist. His recent national and international solo performances have taken place in some of the most prestigious concert venues in the world, including those in Brazil, Sweden, Australia, Canada, and the United States. His schedule for 2012-2013 includes performances as soloist at the Pro Musica Festival in Juiz de Fora, Brazil, and the Concerto del Tempietto Festival Musicale in Rome, Italy.
An Associate Professor of Music at the University of North Dakota, Dr. Ingle serves as trumpet instructor and director of the award-winning 12:00 Jazz Ensemble. He has earned degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (DMA), Webster University at St. Louis (MM), and Western Carolina University (BA). As a trumpet studio teacher, Dr. Ingle's students have consistently won prestigious positions, honors, and awards as jazz and classical performers (Downbeat Magazine's "25 for the Future: A New Generation of Trumpeters Pave the Way for Jazz's Next Innovations"; 2009 Winner of the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Competition; 2007, 2008, and 2009 finalist in the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, 2011 finalist in the Bismarck Symphony Young Artist Concerto Competition, 2011 Artist of the Year by the Academic Association of Music in Brazil).
His trumpet ensemble has also received much recognition, having performed for the last two years at the International Trumpet Guild (ITG) Conference in Sydney, Australia and Minneapolis, MN as part of T.R.U.M.P.E.T.S. (The Regional Upper Midwest Performance and Education Trumpet Summit), an organization Dr. Ingle formed at UND in the Fall of 2008 for the purpose of collaborating, performing, and socializing with University trumpet studios throughout the Upper Midwest region of the United States. Works that have been commissioned and performed by T.R.U.M.P.E.T.S. include Gregory Pascuzzi's Concordia Variations (James Thompson, soloist) and Robert Bradshaw's Fiat Lux (John Hagstrom, soloist), The Summit continues to expand to now include more than seven universities.
Dr. Ingle utilizes music technology in his performing and teaching. He is interested in MIDI wind controller technology, specifically the Morrison Digital Trumpet and Akai 4000s, and to this end was chosen as a featured performer at the 2010 SEAMUS (Society for Electro Acoustic Music in the United States) Conference with UND colleague Dr. Michael Wittgraf, where they performed an original work by Dr. Wittgraf entitled Nineteen Aught for MIDI Wind Controller and KYMA. Recently, Dr. Ingle has been a featured soloist with the International Music Camp (IMC) Faculty Big Band, where he serves on the faculty each summer, and has performed with such headliners as Manheim Steamroller, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, Michael W. Smith, Kurt Elling, Wycliff Gordon, and the national touring production of the musical "Chicago.".
His recent publication and recording of a modern performance edition of G.F.A. Dauverne's Collection de VI Solos pour la Trompette Chromatique has been published through Carl Fischer Music and is available worldwide.
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"The construction and the workmanship of Edwards trumpets are outstanding. The valves, made by parent company Getzen, are superb and are generally regarded as the smoothest in the industry. The modular design of the Gen II and Gen X trumpets allows the player to evaluate different individual components (bells, leadpipes, and valve groups of both bore sizes, .460" and .462" inches) without changing the entire instrument. This helps eliminate much of the confusion players encounter when trying to assess the subtle differences in playing qualities between components and makes it truly possible for one to custom fit a trumpet to their particular needs."
Professor of Trumpet, University of Alabama-Birmingham