Charles Decker

Charles Decker

Born: 1946

 

Charles Decker was the trumpet professor at Tennessee Tech University from 1981 to 2016. As a clinician, adjudicator, conductor, arranger and performer he appeared at major music conferences including International Trumpet Guild conferences and the National Trumpet Competition. His articles appeared in professional journals including the ITG Journal, Instrumentalist, NACWPI Journal and others. His brass publications are performed by high school, university and professional musicians.

 

Decker performed with numerous ensembles including the Eastman Wind Ensemble, Rochester Philharmonic, Colorado Philharmonic (forerunner of the National Repertoire Orchestra), Berkshire Music Center Orchestra, University of Texas Faculty Brass Quintet, Austin Symphony, Knoxville Symphony, the Bryan Symphony resident professional orchestra at Tennessee Tech University and was principal trumpet with the U.S. Army Field Band of Washington, D.C. With the Tennessee Tech University faculty Brass Arts Quintet he recorded six CD's for Mark Masters.

 

His undergraduate trumpet majors at Tennessee Tech University earned numerous ensemble and solo performance awards from the International Trumpet Guild and National Trumpet Competition.

 

Decker was a fellowship recipient to the Berkshire Music Center and earned degrees from the Eastman School of Music, Northwestern University, and the University of Texas where his teachers were Sidney Mear, Vincent Cichowicz and Raymond Crisara respectively.

 

Email: cdecker@tntech.edu

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Andante Cantabile (from String Quartet No. 1, Op. 11)

Andante Cantabile (from String Quartet No. 1, Op. 11)

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Product #: 18688
Credits: Tschaikowsky / Decker
Series: Brass Quintet
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Ballet Scenes From The Three-Cornered Hat

Ballet Scenes From The Three-Cornered Hat

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Product #: 18692
Credits: Falla/Decker
Series: Brass Quintet 
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Bride Of The Waves

Bride Of The Waves

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Product #: 18697
Credits: Clarke/ Decker
Series: Brass Quintet
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Fanfare Le Martyre De Saint Sebastien

Fanfare Le Martyre De Saint Sebastien

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Product #: 18761
Credits: Debussy/Decker
Series: Brass Quintet 
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Fanfare To La Peri

Fanfare To La Peri

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Product #: 18765
Credits: Dukas/ Decker
Series: Brass Quintet
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French Renaissance Dances (Digital Download Only)

French Renaissance Dances (Digital Download Only)

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Product #: 17265
Credits: Gervaise / Decker
Series: Trumpet Quartet
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Fugue In C Minor (Digital Download Only)

Fugue In C Minor (Digital Download Only)

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Product #: 17266
Credits: Bach / Decker
Series: Trumpet Quartet
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Fugue In G Minor (Digital Download Only)

Fugue In G Minor (Digital Download Only)

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Product #: 18810
Credits: Bach / Decker
Series: Brass Quintet
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Hallelujah Chorus (from Messiah) (Digital Download Only)

Hallelujah Chorus (from Messiah) (Digital Download Only)

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Product #: 17278
Credits: Handel / Decker
Series: Trumpet Quartet
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Portrait Of A Trumpet

Portrait Of A Trumpet

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Product #: 18974
Credits: Nestico/ Decker
Series: Brass Quintet
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Three Renaissance Dances (From Het Derde Musyk Boexcken (The Third Little Music Book), 1551)

Three Renaissance Dances (From Het Derde Musyk Boexcken (The Third Little Music Book), 1551)

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Product #: 17280
Credits: Susato / Decker
Series: Trumpet Quartet
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Twas The Night Before Christmas

Twas The Night Before Christmas

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Product #: 19099
Credits: adaptation of Clement Moore poem and music by Decker
Series: Brass Quintet 
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