Raquel Rodriquez

Trumpet Educator and Performer

Past News:


  • (4/29/17) Happy to be performing with Seraph Brass on a premiere of a new work by Lucy Pankhurst with Hélène Escriva on euphonium at the International Women’s Brass Conference this summer! Also, I am very honored to have been selected to serve on the ITG Board of Directors beginning this Fall!
  • (3/27/17) Happy to report I will be in Texas (briefly) this summer, I will be the guest artist at the Lone Star Trumpet Camp in Coppell, TX in June! Thanks to Denis Wick for this opportunity!
  • (3/16/17) I will serve as a judge for the ITG youth competition at the 2017 ITG Conference! I also got word that we received a Tennessee Tech University Faculty Development Grant to assist with recording costs for the Brass Arts Quintet “Chicago” CD!
  • (2/28/17) I will be serving as principal cornet with the Southern Stars Symphonic Brass Band next season (2017-18)!
  • (2/8/17) Tennessee Tech will be hosting the The 2019 Trumpet Festival of the Southeast. It will feature trumpet artists and ensembles from universities and organizations throughout the southern United States. (More info coming in 2018.)
  • (2/3/17) Performing Persichetti’s “Hollow Men” with the Bryan Symphony Orchestra on March 26, 2017!!
  • (1/20/17) The Tennessee Tech University Trumpet Ensemble has advanced to the Semi-Final round of the National Trumpet Competition! #TechYeah
  • (1/12/17) Booked a masterclass at Georgia State University on March 2, 2017!
  • (12/15/16) Performing a solo with the TTU Symphony Band on Feb 11, 2017! I will perform the Arutunian Concerto with the band! Also, the Brass Arts Quintet (TTU Faculty Brass Quintet) will be recording a CD featuring the music of Chicago (the Band) in May 2017!
  • (11/18/16) Added another performance with Seraph Brass on March 12, 2017 in Naples, Florida. Tough gig! 🙂
  • (11/12/16) Selected to present at the College Music Society’s Southern Chapter Conference on February 23-25, 2017 at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. I will be collaborating with pianist, Jan Corrothers!! The lecture-recital is entitled, Cincinnati Virtuosity-The Music of Herman Bellstedt and Frank Simon.
  • (10/26/16) I will be playing with Brass Arts Quintet live on Nashville’s Public Radio’s Studio C. Listen live on Classical 91.1 FM,  Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 12:06 p.m.!
  • (10/24/16) Playing a cornet recital at the Historic Brass Society, International Historic Brass Symposium, New York City, NY on July 13-16, 2017!
  • (9/28/16) Serving as a judge at NTC in Denver, CO and performing a cornet recital at Virginia Tech on March 29, 2017!
  • (9/14/16) Playing with Athena Brass Band at IWBC from June 6-8, 2017!
  • (8/29/16) Performing as soloist with the Fillmore Wind Band @ the Univ. of Illinois on Dec. 3rd! I am also happy to be teaching at the UK Summer Trumpet Institute on June 12-15, 2017.
  • (8/10/16) Going on Tour with Seraph Brass in September! I will also perform with Adele in a couple of concerts in September. Check out my Events Page for more details!


  • (4/20/16) **BIG NEWS** I have accepted the Assistant Professor of Trumpet position at Tennessee Tech University, beginning in the Fall of 2016!!!
  • (1/5/16) I will be playing Eb soprano cornet with Fillmore Philharmonic Brass (Cincinnati) at NABBA this year!
  • (12/18/15) I am happy to announce that I will serve as the Campus Co-Liaison for the Governor’s Scholars Program in the summer of 2016! Also, excited to play in a WTAMU alumni wind ensemble at the Texas Bandmasters Association in San Antonio in July (2016) under the direction of Dr. Gary Garner!
  • (10/03/15) Playing “Tico, Tico” with the NKU Brass Choir in November!
  • (8/28/15) I just got word I will present a lecture-recital at ITG 2016 in Anaheim, CA. In addition, my colleague at NKU (Karen Koner, Music Ed Coordinator) was also selected! Go Norse!
  • (8/22/15) February is turning into a BUSY month! Just received word I was selected as a clinician for OMEA (OH) AND TMEA (TX) ; this will be followed by a recital at TAMU-Corpus Christie and masterclass at TAMU-Kingsville. I will also be performing with the SeraphBrass in a couple of concerts in Florida (more info coming soon on my Events page). Very excited about these awesome opportunities!
  • (8/10/15) Excited to perform in the Idina Menzel concert at Riverbend Music Center (Cincinnati) on Aug 18th!
  • (8/2/15) I will be a featured soloist with Campbell Co. HS at KMEA (KY) and Fillmore Wind Band at OMEA (OH) in 2016!