New York City-based trumpeter Dr Thomas Heflin, a finalist in the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition, is undertaking a one-week residency in Greenough commencing Tuesday, July 2 as part of the Central Greenough Artist in Residence Program. This Program is presented by the City in partnership with National Trust WA.
As part of his residency Dr Heflin will give a concert at St Catherine’s Hall in Central Greenough on Thursday, July 4 at 7.30pm, and at the Queens Park Theatre on Friday, July 5 at 8.00pm. These concerts will feature a combination of local and Perth-based musicians.
In addition, Dr Heflin will mentor local music students who are preparing to participate in the 24th Australian International Music Festival at the Sydney Opera House. He will work with students at Geraldton Senior College on July 1, and at Nagle College on July 2 and 3.
The City’s Manager Arts, Culture & Events, Dr Chris Budhan, said this is a great opportunity for the Greater Geraldton community.
“It’s rare for an American jazz artist of Dr Heflin’s calibre to visit Australia, let alone our region. He is sure to make a lasting impression on the students he mentors and the audiences for which he performs. His residency constitutes a very exciting opportunity for our community.”
The Central Greenough Artist in Residence Program, presented by the City of Greater Geraldton and National Trust WA, provides successful applicants the opportunity to work and live in the Central Greenough historical settlement for a period of one day to four weeks. It was re-launched in May 2012 and is open to artists of all disciplines. It is estimated that 15 artists will undertake residencies in the 2013-14 financial year.
Please contact Chris Budhan, Manager Arts Culture & Events, for further information at 0427 081 371.