Kay Fairchild

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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 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.


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