RAQUEL HEREDIA RODRIQUEZAffiliation:
Assistant Professor of Trumpet @ Tennessee Tech University
Raquel Rodriquez is the Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Tennessee Tech University. Raquel is a versatile musician having appeared as a clinician, soloist, and chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and China. Raquel is principal trumpet of the Bryan Symphony Orchestra, a professional orchestra in residence at Tennessee Tech University (TTU). Active as a chamber musician, Raquel is 1st trumpet with the Brass Arts Quintet (TTU Faculty Brass) and an associate member with Seraph Brass, a brass quintet comprised of top female brass players in North America. Other past performing credits include the Synergy Brass Quintet, Sunflower Music Festival Orchestra, Aspen Festival Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony, Lexington Brass Band, Athena Brass Band, Brass Theater with the Canadian Brass, and the Tony Award winning show, Blast!. Prior to her appointment at TTU, Raquel was the Associate Professor of Trumpet at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) from 2009-2016. Dr. Rodriquez is a clinician for the Conn-Selmer and Denis Wick Companies.
Raquel has been praised for her performances on trumpet and cornet. She has been a trumpet/cornet prizewinner at NABBA (North American Brass Band Association), the US Open Brass Band Championships, the National Trumpet Competition, and the International Women’s Brass Conference. As a soloist, Raquel has performed with the Topeka Symphony Orchestra, NKU Symphonic Winds and Chamber Orchestra, Fountain City Brass Band, Lexington Brass Band, Lima Area Band, Fillmore Wind Band and Frank Simon Band. In 2013, Raquel recorded “Cincinnati Virtuosity – The Cornet Solos of Frank Simon and Herman Bellstedt” which is available on Amazon and iTunes.
Raquel has presented sessions at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Historic Brass Society Conference, TMEA (TX), OMEA (OH), KMEA (KY), and the International Trumpet Guild Conference. Raquel has served as an adjudicator at the National Trumpet Competition and International Trumpet Guild Conference. Raquel is the Editor of the Trumpet Technology Column in the International Trumpet Guild Journal and Co-Editor of the ITG Video Page. Raquel’s scholarly activities have resulted in articles published in the Instrumentalist Magazine and ITG Journal. An active clinician, Raquel has recently presented master classes and/or recitals at the University of Arizona, TAMU-Corpus Christi, TAMU-Kingsville, Wright State University, Michigan State University, Luther College, University of Kentucky, University of Florida, University of Louisville, and the University of North Carolina-Pembroke. Raquel served as Co-Host of the 2014 International Women’s Brass Conference on the campus of NKU.
Dr. Rodriquez holds the DMA in Trumpet Performance from The University of North Texas where she studied with renowned trumpet pedagogue, Keith Johnson. She earned the MA and Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from West Texas A&M University where she studied with Mr. David Ritter. For more information about Dr. Rodriquez please visit her personal website: www.solotromba.com