Wayne State College

Genslinger’s Spring 2024 Trumpet Recital to Portray Spirited Emotion

Published Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024

Michael Genslinger

The recital, free and open to the public, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, in Ramsey Theatre.

Spirited emotion underscores Michael Genslinger’s faculty trumpet recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, in the Peterson Fine Arts Building’s Ramsey Theatre at Wayne State College.

The performance is free and open to the public, and it will also be livestreamed. To view the livestream, visit www.wsc.edu/watch-live. The program will be accessible by selecting the event from the Music Events list at www.wsc.edu/music.

Genslinger displays virtuosic agility with the exuberant and energetic “Concerto in D Major” by Georg Philipp Telemann. “Prayer for Ukraine” by Gregory Pascuzzi honors human suffering, while “A Hymn for the Lost and the Living” by Eric Ewazen pays tribute to the anguish of 9/11. The concert closes with the excitement and color of “Latin Jazz Suite” by Alice Gomez, with Brad Weber playing congas. Weber is an adjunct instructor of percussion at Wayne State.

The recital also features Shelly Armstrong (piano), accompanist at Wayne State.

Genslinger is an instructor of music at Wayne State. In addition to serving as the assistant director of bands, he teaches music education courses and applied trumpet. As a performer, he serves as principal cornet in the Nebraska Brass Band and has performed with the Sioux City Symphony, Ocala Symphony, Sioux City Municipal Band, A Touch of Brass, the Northeast Area Jazz Ensemble, and Carnival Cruise Lines. He also performs solo recitals at Wayne State.

As a music educator, Genslinger is in demand as a guest clinician and adjudicator. Prior to Wayne State, he taught in Florida public schools for 11 years, most recently at Umatilla High School from 2019 to 2022.

Genslinger holds a bachelor's degree in music performance from Stetson University, a master's degree in music performance from the University of North Florida, and a master's degree in music education from the University of North Florida.

For more information, contact Wayne State’s Department of Music at 402-375-7359.