One of Atlanta's 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
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.