Anne McNamara is the Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Illinois State University where her duties involve teaching applied trumpet and performing in the ISU faculty brass quintet. In addition to her duties at ISU, Dr. McNamara works regularly as a freelance trumpeter including performances with the Heartland Festival Orchestra, Champaign Urbana Symphony, Owesnboro Symphony, Louisville Orchestra and Louisville Master Chorale. Her debut album "A Winter's Night" is available on several platforms including Amazon Music, ITunes and Spotify and it features the premiere recordings of several works.
An avid supporter of new music, Dr. McNamara actively pursues the commission and performance of new works such as her commission of Carson Cooman’s Sonata for Flugelhorn and Piano and the adaptation of Kevin McKee’s A Winter’s Night. She is also very active as a clinician and educator giving many university and high school masterclasses each year. Anne has taught on faculty for the University of Kentucky Summer Trumpet Institute in 2019, 2020, and 2021. She has also performed and presented at both the International Women’s Brass Conference and the International Trumpet Guild conference. An active contributor to the I.T.G., Anne is also the committee chair for the I.T.G. Young Artist Award.
Dr. McNamara earned a BM in Music Education and a Jazz Studies minor from James Madison University, a MM in Trumpet Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a DMA in Trumpet Performance from the University of Maryland. Her primary trumpet teachers include Chris Gekker, Steve Hendrickson, Dr. Michael Ewald, Ronald Romm, Tito Carrillo, and Jim Kluesner. Dr. McNamara is a Yamaha Performing Artist.
231.001Applied Music (Advanced Trumpet-Cornet)
131.001Applied Music (Trumpet-Cornet)
431.001Applied Music (Trumpet-Cornet)
420.001Pedagogy & Literature: Brass
330.001Pedagogy And Literature: Brass