Hickman began researching and writing the book four years ago. He solicited the help of two of the worlds leading trumpet scholars, Dr. Michel Laplace from France and Dr. Edward H. Tarr from Germany, who became content editors for the project. Dr. Leonard A. Candelaria, Regents Professor Emeritus in trumpet at the University of North Texas wrote the foreword.
The book received rave reviews during the 2013 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich., where Hickman presented two lectures on his research.
Before joining the ASU School of Music faculty in 1982, Hickman taught at the University of Illinois for eight years. He has published more than 40 articles, 200 editions of music and several textbooks. His 2006 book, Trumpet Pedagogy: A Compendium of Modern Teaching Techniques, is a required text at more than 80 universities in the United States.
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