Bio

A recipient of two Fulbright Fellowships, Gary Dilworth is currently Professor Emeritus of Trumpet Studies at California State University, Sacramento School of Music and recipient of Sacramento State University School of Arts and Letters – Outstanding Scholar & Creative Award 2011. Professor Dilworth holds degrees in trumpet performance and orchestral conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where he studied trumpet with Eugene Blee and Marie Speziale and conducting with the late Maestro Thomas Schippers.  As a professional musician, Mr. Dilworth has performed with the Sacramento Symphony, Sacramento Chamber Music Society, the CSUS Fine Arts Brass Ensemble, School-Room Symphony Productions, Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra, The Sacramento Gold Country Chamber Orchestra, the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, the Romanian National Radio Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati “Pops” Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera and Ballet Orchestras, Dayton Philharmonic, Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, and the International Trumpet Guild’s Festival of Trumpets.  He has also recorded on the Tel Arc label with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Eric Kunzel. His text Fundamentals of Music—Recorder, Piano and Theory was published by Kendall/Hunt Publications and Playing the Recorder – Elements of Music is published by Schoolroom Symphony Publications. Professor Dilworth was the 1991-92 recipient of a Fulbright Visiting Artist Award to Taiwan, R. O. C., where he performed with and coached the brass section of the Taipei Symphony Orchestra.  During his residency with the TSO, he presented numerous lecture recitals and master classes throughout Taiwan.  He later returned for a second residency with the Taipei City Symphony Orchestra, which included two guest-conducting appearances in the prestigious National Concert Hall at the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Park. Professor Dilworth was awarded a second Fulbright Fellowship to Romania (2006) where he served as a Senior Scholar/Artist in Residence at the National University of Music in Bucharest. During his visit to Romania, Mr. Dilworth also presented clinics in Bucharest, Timisoara, and performed with the Romanian National Radio Orchestra and National Radio Orchestra Brass. In 2007 he developed and conducted for Teatrul National de Opereta "ION DACIAN" in a performance Broadway Bucuresti in Bucharest.  In 2008 Professor Dilworth returned to Romania to present five recitals sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and U. S. State Department and a special guest conducting appearance with the Pitesti Philharmonic. In 2009 he returned to the Pitesti Philharmonic for an acclaimed European premier of Heart of the Lion by Stephen Eric Bocks with orchestrations by Mr. Dilworth.   Conscience and the Constitution, a PBS Documentary produced by Frank Abe in association with the Independent Television Service with funding provided by PBS and trumpet solos by Mr. Dilworth, received the People’s Choice Award at the 2000 15th Los Angles Pacific Film and Video Festival.  Mr. Dilworth also performed the American premier of the Theme and Variations for Trumpet and Orchestra by Armenian composer Alexander Arutunian, and was a featured soloist at the Festival of the Musica de Órgano (Xunqueria, Orense and Tui, Pontevedra), Festival de la Ribagorza (Grous, Huesca), Ciclo Internacional de Órgano Música Sacra – Torreciudad, and Segovia International Music Festival in Spain.  In addition to his performance activities, Professor Dilworth continues to present master classes in Taiwan, Australia, Singapore, United States, and Romania. He has adjudicated for the Chemberry Conservatory, Grenoble Conservatory, and Superior Conservatory of Lyon, France and for the George Georgescu Concursul International de Interpretare Instrumentala in Tulca, Romania.

Professor Gary Dilworth
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