20 Questions: A sketch of Centre music professor Vince DiMartino

RELEASED: Dec. 15, 2005

DANVILLE, KY—1. Position/title: Matton Professor of Music at Centre College
 
2. Hometown: Babylon, New York

3. Career highlight: Soloist with The Boston Pops and The Cincinnati Pops on tour and TV

4. Signature class: CentreTrumpets and Centre Jazz Ensemble

5. Recent publication/exhibition/performance: Grammy nomination with son, Gabriel for Music for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble 2005Vivaldi-Concerto for Two Trumpets

6. Family details: Married to Patti Powell.Son Gabriel 21, and daughters Katherine 15 and Erica 13

7. Hobbies: Collecting trumpets and cornets, Kentucky History

8. Pets: stepcats—Lilly and Beebe

9. Prized possession: Each day

10. Last book read: Prelude to Brass by Rafael Mendez

11. Memorable trip/vacation: Greek Island Cruise

12. Favorite movie: Animal House

13. Favorite album: Doc Severinsen-The Great Arrival

14, Favorite food: A great steak

15. Favorite smell: A great steak

16. Person you most admire: My mom
 
17. Living figure you'd most like to meet: Maurice Andre—famous french trumpet virtuoso

18. Historical figure you'd most like to meet: Ben Franklin

19. What would you be doing if you weren't teaching at Centre: Cooking

20. Describe yourself in three words: curious, motivated, and appreciative

 

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