Dalton State Presents Trumpet and Piano Concert


Dalton State College’s School of Liberal Arts hosts Trumpet/Piano concert

Instrumentalists Adam Hayes and Kris Carlisle will perform a trumpet and piano concert at Dalton State College on Wednesday, November 17, at 7:30 pm.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Goodroe Auditorium of Memorial Hall. An Academic Enhancement Grant for the Department of Humanities and School of Liberal Arts has provided funding for the event.

Adam Hayes is a trumpet player who has performed throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia, and has shared his wide range of trumpet styles with more than 40 professional orchestras throughout the world. He is an Artist-in-Residence and Assistant Professor of Music at Berry College in Rome, Georgia.

Kris Carlisle has played for audiences in the United States and in Europe and Asia. An Associate Professor of Piano at Berry College, Carlisle has won numerous competitions, including the Los Angeles Liszt Competition and the Rome (Italy) Festival Competition.

“Both of these men are wonderful performers who can play all types of music,” according to Ellie Jenkins, Assistant Professor of Music at Dalton State.

“Adam recently gave the world premiere of the ‘Sonata for Trumpet and Piano’ by Mississippi composer Mark Francis. This recital at Dalton State will be its second performance.”

 “This is also a great opportunity for people in the area to hear music played by a wonderful pianist who happens to live in the northwest Georgia region.”

Hayes plays two different trumpets during the concert, along with a flugelhorn, and he uses a series of mutes to change the tone color of the instrument.

During his career, Hayes has performed with such artists as Diana Krall, Neil Sedaka, Edwin McCain, Joan Osborne, John Cowan, and Mannheim Steamroller in addition to performing with numerous professional ensembles, such as the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, The Hollywood Festival Orchestra, and The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, just to name a few.

He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati College – Conservatory of Music, a Master of Music from the University of New Mexico, and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Georgia.

Carlisle has served as Artist in Residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Banff, Canada, and has since been invited by the Centre to participate in a number of recording collaborations, which have resulted in CDs representing a project of recordings of music by contemporary American composers.