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Date: 7:30pm EDT September 14

Davy DeArmond (trumpet) & Matthew Manturuk (percussion)

As part of its 2017-2018 Premier Artists lineup, the Concert Series presents Davy DeArmond (trumpet) & Matthew Manturuk (percussion), to perform selected works by Emile de Ceuninck, David Sampson, and Jean Balissat. Advance tickets are available through Eventbrite.

Individual tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (non-WC College Students / Seniors over age 65 / WC faculty & staff). WC students and youth 18 and under are free. Individual tickets can be purchased online with a credit card via EventBrite, or with cash or check at the door. Season tickets can be purchased on the Concert Series website. Inquires and ticket holds can be sent to  or 410-778-7839 (Debbie Reed).


Davy DeArmond has performed extensively in all genres throughout the United States. He has performed with a diverse group of ensembles including the Charleston Symphony, Asheville Symphony, Delaware Symphony, Annapolis Symphony, Lexington Philharmonic, Knoxville Symphony, the Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre, Washington Symphonic Brass, Mr. Jack Daniel’s Original Silver Cornet Band, Brass of the Potomac, and the Great Noise Ensemble.

Dr. DeArmond currently serves as trumpet instrumentalist in the United States Naval Academy Band. In this position, he leads the Brass Quintet, performs with the Concert Band, Next Wave Jazz Ensemble, Brass Ensemble as well as several ceremonial and marching units. Dr. DeArmond has recorded and toured nationally with many of these groups.

As an educator, Dr. DeArmond has instructed students at the University of Kentucky, Anne Arundel Community College, West Knoxville School of the Arts, and in his private studio. He is also a Founding Teacher for the Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Program. Recent recitals and masterclasses given by Dr. DeArmond include the 2012 International Trumpet Guild Conference, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Armed Forces School of Music, Maryland Trumpet Day, Towson Brass Day, James Madison University, Northwestern State University, and others.

Dr. DeArmond received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Kentucky studying with Mark Clodfelter. He earned a Master’s Degree in trumpet performance at Mannes College of Music in New York City with Robert Sullivan and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee with Dr. Cathy Leach. Additionally, he studied with Ray Mase and Kevin Cobb during three summers seasons at the Aspen Music Festival.

Awards include the Performance Award from Mannes College of Music, winner of the Columbia Bach Society Concerto competition, Tennessee Trumpet Competition, Celebration of Excellence Competition and finalist of the National Trumpet Competition.

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Matthew Manturuk is a native of Troy, Michigan. He received a Bachelor of Music in percussion performance and music education from Eastern Michigan University and a Master of Music in percussion performance from the New England Conservatory of Music. His teachers have included Sam Tundo, Norman Fickett, Dr. Whitney Prince, and Frank Epstein.

Prior to his enlistment in the US Navy Academy Band, Manturuk performed with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, Macomb Symphony Orchestra, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, and Brockton Symphony Orchestra. He was also a very active educator and percussion arranger for high schools and universities throughout the United States and Japan. In 1997, Manturuk was appointed Director of Bands at North Branch High School in North Branch, MI, where he taught marching band, concert band, jazz band and music theory. In 2001, he joined the faculty of Kennesaw State University, as Artist in Residence, where he taught the percussion methods course and percussion private lessons.

In 1998, Manturuk entered the U.S. Army, serving over three years as percussion instrumentalist with the Army Ground Forces Band in Atlanta, Georgia. There he performed with the concert band, marching band, ceremonial units, and Dixieland band. 

In 2002, Manturuk auditioned and was selected for assignment to the U.S. Naval Academy Band. He reported for duty as percussionist with the marching band and ceremonial units, and currently serves as Operations Coordinator and Marching Percussion Section Leader.

Manturuk has been awarded the Army Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, Army Good Conduct Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal (4th award), National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Navy Accession Training Service Ribbon, and Army Service Ribbon.