MANITOWOC, Wis. — The Holy Family College Music Department will present a faculty recital at 7 p.m. on Feb. 26 featuring Dr. William D. Hampton, a trumpet performance faculty member. The recital, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance on campus, 2406 S. Alverno Road.
The recital will feature a variety of Russian music written for trumpet and piano. Works by several lesser-known composers such as Arutiunian, Böhme, Goedicke, and Trogneé will be featured.
Dr. Hampton has performed as a member of the trumpet section with the Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra since 2011. Prior to moving to Wisconsin, he regularly played with the six-time North American Brass Band Association Championship Division Illinois Brass Band, directed a seven-piece chruch brass ensemble in Elmhurst, Illinois, substituted with several local orchestras in the Chicago suburbs and performed locally as a soloist for several area churches.
Presently, Dr. Hampton is adjunct faculty for trumpet performance at Holy Family College, where he has taught for the last five years. In addition to his music interests, he teaches a weekly yoga class at Holy Family’s Wellness Center. He is married with four children, the oldest: a recent college graduate, the middle: a freshman in high school, and the youngest: preschool twins. When not playing or teaching trumpet, he works at Holy Family Memorial Emergency Department as a full-time emergency physician. He also is Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Clinical Assistant Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, and serves as the Director of Medical Education for medical students rotating at HFM.