- BM, Trumpet Performance, Northern Kentucky University
Awards, Honors, & Certifications:
- NAfME Professional Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership Service
First Year at Xavier University:
Rick Endres is Department Operations Coordinator for Music & Theatre at Xavier University, where he oversees the website, publicity, publications, curriculum management, scholarships, and scheduling, among numerous other duties, and occasionally performing with one of Xavier's instrumental ensembles. He also serves as a Teaching Assistant for Theory and Dictation-based courses. In addition to Xavier, Mr. Endres teaches at both Northern Kentucky University Music Preparatory (Trumpet and French Horn) and Campbell County Schools (Brass Instructor, Assistant Director of Jazz Bands, Founding Director of Trumpet Ensemble), and is also the mainstay guest trumpeter for St. Paul UCC (North College Hill). Prior to Xavier, he served as Associate Technician for Greaves Concert Hall and Webmaster for Northern Kentucky University's Department of Music.
Having nearly two decades of trumpet experience, Mr. Endres continues to perform and teach throughout the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from NKU, where he studied trumpet under both Dr. Raquel Rodriquez and Dr. W. Jonathan Gresham. Mr. Endres has worked with a number of tri-state area schools, including Glen Este, St. Joseph (Cold Spring), Covington Holmes, Highlands, Dixie Heights and La Salle, while also maintaining his own private lesson studio. His students regularly qualify for regional honor bands and clinics, and also receive "Distinguished" ratings in regional Solo & Ensemble contests.
Mr. Endres has performed in a variety of ensembles and chamber groups in regional and national conventions, including both Ohio and Kentucky Music Educators Conferences, CBDNA Conference in Columbus, Georgia, the 2012 Ohio International Trumpet Guild Conference at Miami (Ohio) University, and the 2013 OITG Conference at NKU. He has also had the privilege of performing with well-known musicians, including Jeff Coffin of the Dave Matthews Band, renown jazz trumpeter Brad Goode, and local favorites G-Miles & the Hitmen, and Leroy Ellington & the E-Funk Band.
His professional memberships include: International Trumpet Guild (ITG), Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). He was awarded the NAfME Professional Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership Service.