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Headlining trumpet player visits Beloit this week

Beloit native Tony Scodwell is the Victor E. Ferrall, Jr. Endowed Artist-in-Residence

MEDIA CONTACT: Hilary Dickinson at dickinsonh@beloit.edu or 608-363-2849

He’s a Las Vegas-based headlining trumpet player who has backed up Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Elvis, and more.

He’s also a commercial photographer, a consummate entrepreneur, and a certified wine expert.

Now Tony Scodwell is at Beloit College, visiting for the week as this year’s Victor E. Ferrall, Jr. Endowed Artist-in-Residence.

As part of his residency, Scodwell−who happens to be a Beloit native−will be putting on performances, giving a lecture, and visiting classes.

Here’s a look at his upcoming events this week:

  • Scodwell will perform with the Beloit College Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24 in Eaton Chapel.
  • Scodwell will present "Making a Living in the Music Business as a Trumpet Player" at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 in Eaton Chapel.
  • Scodwell will perform along with a 25-piece orchestra in "Tony Scodwell and Friends in Concert with Big Band" at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 in Eaton Chapel.
  • Scodwell will perform in a winds and jazz concert at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 28 in Eaton Chapel.

All events are free and open to the public.

For more information on Scodwell and the Victor E. Ferrall, Jr. Endowed Artists-in-Residence program, click here.