20 Questions: A sketch of Centre music professor Vince DiMartino

RELEASED: November 8, 2007


1. Position: Matton Professor of Music

2. Hometown: Babylon, New York

3. Career Highlight: Performing worldwide, teaching trumpet and jazz and being co-founder of The Great American Brass Band Festival.

4. Signature Course: CentreTrumpets and CentreJazz

5. Recent Publication: The DiMartino-Osland Jazz Orchestra CD Quotient to be released this winter

6. Family: Wife—Patti Powell; Children—Gabriel (23 years old), Kathryn (17 years old) and Erica (15 years old)

7. Hobbies: Kentucky trivia and geography

8. Most memorable experience of your education: Playing with Lionel Hampton in high school

9. Prized possession: antique cornet collection

10. Favorite book: "Kentucky Name Places"

11. Memorable trip/vacation: Greek Islands cruise

12. Favorite movie: "Animal House"

13. Favorite album: "Sketches of Spain," Miles Davis

14. Favorite artist (of any type): Doc Severinsen on trumpet

15. Attitude toward technology: Catalytic

16. Person you most admire: My mom, Marie DiMartino

17. Living figure you'd most like to meet: Maurice Andre, French trumpet virtuoso

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

19. What would you be doing if you weren't working at Centre? Performing and cooking

20. Describe yourself in three words: curious, progressive and hopefully helpful













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