"The history of trumpet pedagogy is an important aspect of our art and Gary Barrow has done some fine and significant work in bringing this subject to our attention."
David Baldwin, Professor of Trumpet, University of Minnesota
"Our Kansas University trumpet students greatly benefitted from Professor Barrow's visit and lecture about the history of trumpet pedagogy. The presentation was engaging for all and very informative. I look forward to his next visit to Lawrence.
Steve Leisring, Associate Professor of Trumpet, University of Kansas
"Gary Barrrow's presentation to the trumpet studio at Kansas State University in 2012 was invaluable in helping students understand the history and development of their instrument. His methods of communication combined to make a compelling presentation that kept the students' attention from beginning to end. Barrow has a lifetime of professional and personal knowledge to impart and does it in a highly effective and efficient manner that resonates with all levels of trumpet players who aspire to be more informed players and teachers. " Gary Mortenson, Dean, School of Music, Baylor University
"Gary Barrow gave a fascinating clinic at TCU outlining the history of trumpet pedagogy. A wide variety of playing approaches were discussed from Saint-Jacome and Arban, through Herbert L. Clarke and Earl D. Irons and contemporary approaches such as James Stamp and James Thompson’s Buzzing Book. It challenged the audience to go back and read the texts of important brass methods with greater attention.” Jon Burgess, Professor of Trumpet, Texas Christian University
"Dr. Gary Barrow presented an excellent lecture at the University of Texas at Arlington regarding the career of Col. Earl Irons. Irons was a very influential figure in the Texas band movement, and was band director, trumpet teacher, and chair of the music department at UTA. Dr. Barrow's valuable presentation brought the Colonel to life for our students. If you have an opportunity to hear him speak, you should not miss the opportunity!" Dr. Rick Bogard, Professor of Trumpet and Chair, UT Arlington Music Department
"Dr. Barrow presented an excellent overview of the history of bands in Texas-a subject that is near and dear to the hearts of Texas music lovers. His knkowldege of the subject was certainly appreciated by all in attendance. He incorporated interesting photos, anecdotes, as well as important milestones in the development of bands. Very well done!" John Irish, Professor of Trumpet, Angelo State University