University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Studio One features trumpet professional and “poka dot” house

This week on Studio One, trumpet professor Ronnie Ingle talks about his life as a well-traveled and professional musician. He had the opportunity to perform in front of thousands on Brazilian national television. “I don’t get nervous at performing in front of people but that one pushed my limits,” he said. Ingle is experimenting with changing the sounds of recorded instruments with a special device. “It allows you to have one instrument and be able to make sounds from another instrument. It’s like a keyboard synthesizer. I’ve always been interested in synthesized sound but I’m not good at playing a piano so I don’t have an instrument that can interface, but now they make a trumpet that acts in the exact same way a computer keyboard can,” he explains. He says making instruments more versatile can help students. “This is an important skill for students to have because it can make you more marketable,” said Ingle. This trumpeting professional talks about his career and how technology is shaping the future of his profession.

Also on the show, one community member, Jim Dietz, surprised Grand Forks, N.D. residents when he freshened up his downtown property with an unusual coat of paint. The once white house is now adorned with multi-colored polka dots. The colorful creation catches attention and in Dietz’s opinion, has even become a local landmark. Dietz says the quirky paint job attracts gazers from around town and beyond. “If I had a dollar for…every picture that’s been taken…I’d be rich,” he said.

Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba; and online at

-- Suzanne Irwin, Kyle Kohns, Hayley Kuntz, Studio One, 777.4346,

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