Miriam Wallstrom, a high school junior, will present her first trumpet recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 12 at Fuller Lodge. Playing pieces on both a b flat trumpet and a piccolo trumpet, Wallstrom will perform works by Haydn, Albinoni, Sasche and a Dixieland jazz piece.
Jan McDonald is her music teacher and will accompany her on trumpet for several of her recital pieces. Cindy Little, well-known piano player, also will accompany her on the piano, and her friend Jenny Paige will play duets with her on the euphonium.
Wallstrom has studied the trumpet for almost six years, played in the Los Alamos Middle School band for two years, and played in the Los Alamos High School band for one and a half years. She was selected for the New Mexico All State Band two years in a row. During the previous two summers, Wallstrom studied trumpet at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan. The first summer there she spent a week at an intensive Trumpet Institute and the second summer she spent six weeks playing with the World Youth Wind Symphony.
In addition to the trumpet, Wallstrom also plays the piano, and at the high school is active in the National History Day Club, and the Key Club, a service organization related to Kiwanis. In Key Club, she serves as an officer during the 2017-2018 school year. She also is a member of the LAHS National Honor Society.
Wallstrom would like to acknowledge the invaluable support of her music teachers and her parents in the pursuit of her music studies. The audience is invited to attend a reception following the recital. The recital is sponsored by the Los Alamos Arts Council.