Recitals and Master Classes

Mark Ponzo and JeongSoo KimMark has presented numerous recitals and master classes, often combining these two formats into a lecture recital. He has presented in a wide variety of venues: from small and large public school settings to the most sophisticated music conservatories. Mark has played much of the standard and contemporary repertoire in recital, including a number of his own transcriptions and works composed specifically for him. In addition, he has done sabbatical research and performance in the areas of Cornet and Natural Trumpet literature.

Dr. Ponzo presents one Master Class each week at Northern Illinois University (referred to as Trumpet Solo Class). You can view sample Master Classes at the Northern Illinois University Trumpet Studio Solo Class Lecture Series on this site. Any topic is possible including Audition Preparation and Solo Contest/Ensemble Preparation.