of Atlanta leading brass clinicians, Kay Fairchild,
is now in her twelth season as the
co-director of The Atlanta Trumpet
Ensemble (ATE). Under her direction, ATE has performed at the Georgia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference,
Carolina Trummpet Fest, Atlanta Trumpet
Festival, Western Carolina University Trumpet Festival
and various other venues throughout the
southeast. Held in high esteem by the
metro-Atlanta community for her
commanding presence, versatility, and
consummate musicianship, Ms. Fairchild
is also an Artist Affiliate at Emory
University where she teaches applied
trumpet, coaches Emory Brass Quintets,
the Emory Brass Choir, conducts brass sectionals, and directs the university's trumpet ensemble (ETC).
Ms. Fairchild maintains an active
private studio in the Metro Atlanta
area. Approximately 60% of her students
make the All State Band and Orchestra
each year. She also teaches trumpet and
brass at Pope High School in Marietta,
Georgia. She is the brass
coordinator at Lakeside High School in Atlanta, and served as the brass coordinator at Central and North Gwinnett High Schools.†Additional coaching engagements include
serving as the Brass Coordinator and
Instructor for the Atlanta Youth Wind
Symphony, Emory Youth Symphony
Orchestra, and the Westminster Summer
Band. Her students have been accepted to prestigious universities such as the Juilliard School,
the Curtis Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Indiana University, and Florida State University.
Before concentrating on education and conducting, Ms. Fairchild performed concerts around the world, touring the United States, mainland China, and Japan. She has performed with Doc Severinsen, Timofei Dokschitzer and The Indigo Girls. She is a founding member of the Ivy Street Brass and is currently staff trumpeter for First Baptist Church of Decatur, Georgia. Her professional affiliations include AFM, ITG, TPIG, GMEA, an MENC.
serves in many capacities, and is
gaining recognition as a conductor and
performer in the Metropolitan Atlanta
area. A native of that city, David
graduated with a Bachelor in
instrumental music education from
Georgia State University, and is
currently the band and choral director
at Lakeside High School in Atlanta.
Mr. Fairchild received a masters in
music education from the University of
Georgia in 2012, and has recently
entered candidacy pursuant to a Doctor
of Education degree at the same
institution. David's dissertation will
most likely involve the history and
contributions of the Air Force Bands.
In addition to his teaching duties, Mr.
Fairchild is also an enlisted Tech
Sargent in the Air National Guard Band
of the South and is stationed at
McGhee-Tyson ANG in Knoxville, TN, where he has received
several awards for outstanding
achievement. In the National Guard,
David performs in a variety of
capacities, including lead trombone with
Eagle Flight Jazz Band,
euphonium in the ANG Concert band, and
is both a singer and trombonist in Sound
Barrier, the ANGBOTS rock band. Mr.
Fairchild is also a member of several
small ensembles and is a sound engineer.
SRA Fairchild is the NCO in charge of
the newly formed trumpet ensemble for
the ANG band.
David Fairchild is also the co-founder
and co-director of the Atlanta Trumpet
Ensemble and Atlanta Trumpet Festival,
both of which were projects that were
brought about with the partnership of
Ms. Kay Fairchild. The ATE has performed
many worked in venues across the
Southeast, and is gaining a demand as a
premier trumpet ensemble. The Atlanta
Trumpet festival, started in 2004, has
become one of the largest festivals in
Mr. Fairchild's background is in
Trombone performance, education, and
conducting. He has performed in
concert in the U.S., Taiwan, China and
Japan, and has studied with Dr. Thomas
Gibson, Rich Mata, Scott Hartman, and
Michael Moore. Mr. Fairchild is also a
founding member of the Ivy Street Brass.
He is currently working on starting his
master degree in conducting, and spends
his free time with his daughter Katy and
his son Joshua.