Guest artist John Sneider brought along his son for a masterclass.

More than 85 students and professionals participated in the second annual Midwest Trumpet Festival in October. Featured guest artists for the festival were Billy Hunter, Jr., co-principal trumpet for the Metropolitan House Opera Orchestra in New York; jazz artist John Sneider, from New York; and Joel Treybig, associate professor of music in the Belmont University School of Music.

It’s a great opportunity for students to hear and to learn from some of the top musicians in the country, said Todd Hastings, a member of the PSU faculty and organizer of the festival.

Next year’s festival is scheduled for October 8-9, 2011.