Contributing to a long tradition of excellence, UT trombone students were named winners of the 2013 and 2012 ITA International Trombone Quartet Competitions, the 2007 and 2002 Emory Remington International Trombone Choir Competitions, the 2007 ETW Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition, and the 2007 and 2001 Kai Winding International Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competitions. The trombone class is a close-knit group of students who are supportive of each other, enjoy playing ensembles together, and frequently choose to experience extracurricular social and musical activities together. Trombone Choir, Trombone Olympics, and Trombone Studio Recitals provide performance opportunities and forums for bonding with other members of the studio.
For added enrichment, we often have guest trombonists give recitals and master classes in our “state of the art” performance venues. Recent visiting artists have included Abbie Conant (Germany), Steve Lange (Boston Symphony), Paul Pollard (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra), Joseph Alessi (New York Philharmonic), Niels-Ole Johansen (Denmark), Jorgen van Rijen (The Netherlands), Tim Higgins (San Francisco Symphony), James Miller (Los Angeles), Weston Sprott (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra), Ralph Sauer (Los Angeles Philharmonic), Bones A Part (UK), Viento Sur (Argentina), Doug Yeo (Boston Symphony), Trombones de Costa Rica, Joe Burnam (Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI – Italy), Randall Hawes (Detroit Symphony), The Brazilian Trombone Ensemble, Denis Wick (Royal Academy of Music, London, England), Heinz Fadle (Hochschule fur Musik – Germany), Ron Barron (Boston Symphony), Matt Vaughn (Philadelphia Orchestra), James Box (Montreal Symphony), Michael Davis (NY recording artist and Rolling Stones trombonist), and jazz greats Jiggs Wigham, Andre Hayward, Ron Westray, Conrad Herwig, Bill Reichenbach, Delfeayo Marsalis, and Bob Brookmeyer. UT was host for the 2010 International Trombone Festival.
Professor of Trombone