New ‘Around the World in 80…’ recital series begins with ‘From Russia, With Love’

JOHNSON CITY – “Around the World in 80 … From Russia, With Love” is the first leg of a new Jules Verne-inspired musical trip around the world. 

 This first performance in the new recital series sponsored by the East Tennessee State University Department of Music will be held Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Mathes Hall.

 Trumpet professor Dr. David Champouillon and pianist Jerilyn Paolini will be “tour guides” as they present, “with love,” the music of Russian composers Asafiev, Böhme, Varsegyan, Goedicke, Prokofiev, Schostakowitsch and Scriabin.

 Paolini has been a member of the ETSU music faculty since 2001, teaching applied and class piano and directing the Summer Piano Camp.  She regularly collaborates with fellow faculty members and visiting guest artists, as well as with ETSU music majors.  Paolini is also on the faculty of Suzuki Talent Education of Appalachia in Kingsport and is pianist at Jonesborough Presbyterian Church.  She is also president of the Appalachian Music Teachers Association.

 Before coming to Johnson City, Paolini held a staff accompanist position at The Juilliard School and taught at various New York music schools.

 Champouillon, a Bach Artist/Clinician, is leader of The Jazz Doctors and the ETSU Faculty Brass and directs the ETSU Jazz Program.  He has been listed in The Pros Speak – Embouchure as one of the top 50 trumpeters in the United States and in the “Trumpeter” Handbook II as one of the top 600 influential trumpeters in the world by Schott Publishing, Germany.

 A former solo trumpeter in both classical and jazz in the U.S. Air Force Band system and two-time Downbeat award winner for Best College Big Band, Champouillon is also a published author, having written for Bill Pfund’s Beginning and Intermediate Trumpet Methods and the International Trumpet Guild Journal.  His recordings include two U.S. Air Force Band albums, CDs with the University of North Carolina Jazz Ensemble and Syracuse Symphony, and the National Endowment for the Arts-funded “Appalachian Harmony.”

 Champouillon has been a featured soloist with orchestras, wind ensembles, jazz ensembles and brass groups throughout the United States and abroad.  He has also performed with The Moody Blues, Marvin Hammlisch, Mel Torme, Marvin Stamm, Rufus Reid, Disney Ice Shows and many others.

 Future tours in the “Around the World in 80 …” series will include England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico and other places.  No tickets are required.


For more information or special assistance for those with disabilities, call the Department of Music at (423) 439-4276.