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Kipp Hodnett 
Trumpet Teaching Assistant/
Administration Assistant

A native of Richmond, VA, Kipp Hodnett grew up in Eastern North Carolina where he began his musical career playing trumpet in the school band program in Washington, NC in 1993, and began his marching career in 1995. Shortly thereafter, an interest in the drum and bugle corps led him to experiences earning him spots with both Tarheel Sun and Carolina Crown, though situations led to an inability to tour: finally touring with Carolina Gold in 2005.

He has taught and designed drill for several local area high schools, and has been on brass staff for Carolina Gold and drill designer for Platinum Drum & Bugle Corps. His passion for teaching was pursued after a few years when he began attending East Carolina University in 2003, earning a Bachelorís degree in Music Education in 2007. After a short stint teaching, he is now pursuing a Masterís in Music Performance with a dual concentration in Instrumental Conducting and Trumpet Performance.

His approach to teaching synergizes approaches from the great pedagogues, and fuses them with a desire to teach the student to teach themselves. He looks forward to returning to an involvement with the ECU Marching Pirates and cheering on the ECU football team for the upcoming season.

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ECU Marching Pirates
School of Music | East Carolina University
East Fifth Street | Greenville, NC 27858
252-328-6982 phone | 252-328-6258 fax

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