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Biography

. Dennis Bubert 

Visiting Assistant Professor of Trombone, Trombone

Phone: 817.272.3911

Email: dbubert@uta.edu

Location: Room 250 Fine Arts Building 

Dennis Bubert, trombone, teaches applied trombone, brass class, and conducts the trombone choir at UTA. He previously taught at Texas Christian University and the University of North Texas. His former students hold positions in major and regional orchestras, military bands, and schools and universities across the United States. Mr. Bubert is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University and the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University and has done post-graduate study at the University of North Texas. His principal teachers include Edward Kleinhammer and Arnold Jacobs, both long-time members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Mr. Bubert has been the bass trombonist of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra since 1981. He previously held the same post in the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and has performed with virtually every major ensemble in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, including the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Dallas Opera. He has also played at a number of music festivals in this country and appeared as a recitalist/clinician in the US and abroad.

"In teaching applied music, I try very hard to work with the inner musician to find appropriate psychological triggers to elicit the desired musical responses.  I try to avoid excess focus on the endless physical minutiae of embouchure, articulation and respiration, and work instead with the student to establish what is correct and desirable, rather than "fixing" that which is dysfunctional.  My two priorities in teaching are to have my students leave my studio at the completion of their degree with a healthy physical approach to playing and solid musical values."

In addition to his dual roles as teacher and performer, Mr. Bubert is also the originator and editor of the "Orchestral Excerpt Class" column in the quarterly Journal of the International Trombone Association.

Professional Preparation

    • 1985 Post-graduate studies in Trombone Performance (Conducting),  University of North Texas
    • 1978 Master of Music in Trombone PerformanceUniversity of Texas at Arlington  Southern Methodist University (SMU)
    • 1976 BME Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illionois

Appointments

    • Jan 2014 to Dec 2014 Adjunct Faculty
      University of North Texas
    • Aug 2000 to Present Visiting Assistant Professor of Trombone
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Aug 1998 to May 2001 Adjunct Faculty in 2008
      University of North Texas
    • Aug 1992 to May 2000 2001-2003 Adjunct Faculty Member
      Texas Christian University (TCU)
    • Jan 1981 to Present Bass Trombone
      Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
    • Aug 1978 to Jan 1981 Bass Trombone
      New Mexico Symphony Orchestra

Memberships

  • Membership
    • 2014 to Present International Trombone Association
  • Membership
    • Sept 1974 to Present American Federation of Musicians
  • Membership
    • June 2004 to Present Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA)
  • Membership
    • Feb 1973 to Present Phi Mu Alpha professional music fraternity
  • Membership
    • Apr 1993 to Present Pi Kappa Lambda academic honors music fraternity
  • Membership
    • Sept 1981 to Present Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Players Assembly

Other Activities

    • Editor
      • Aug 2015 "Orchestral Excerpt" column, now "Orchestral Sectional" column, Journal of the International Trombone Association

        Originator and editor of column exploring comparative approaches to significant solo and tutti passages from excerpts of symphonic and operatic repertoire, as practiced by trombonists from various major orchestras around the U.S. and the world. “Orchestral Sectionals” is an effort to give voice to the professional orchestral trombone community, provide needed information to teachers and their students, and to serve as a bridge  between professional artists and the academic world.  The column occassionally deviates from its usual format to feature interviews with notable players or orchestral trombone sections.

Research and Expertise

  • Expertise


    Dennis Bubert, trombone, teaches applied trombone, brass class, and conducts the trombone choir at UTA. He previously taught at Texas Christian University and the University of North Texas. His former students hold positions in major and regional orchestras, military bands, and schools and universities across the United States. Mr. Bubert is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University and the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University and has done post-graduate study at the University of North Texas. His principal teachers include Edward Kleinhammer and Arnold Jacobs, both long-time members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    Mr. Bubert has been the bass trombonist of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra since 1981. He previously held the same post in the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and has performed with virtually every major ensemble in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, including the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Dallas Opera. He has also played at a number of music festivals in this country and appeared as a recitalist/clinician in the US and abroad.

     

Publications

      Journal Article Forthcoming
      • "Under the Radar--Seldom Heard Works for the Orchestral Trombonist...)".  Journal of the International Trombone Association, October 2016, Volume 44, Number 4.  With commentaries from Ralph Sauer (Los Angeles Philharmonic...ret.), Jay Friedman (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), John Kitzman (Dallas Symphony...ret.), and Ron Barron (Boston Symphony...ret.)

        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      Forthcoming
      • Journal of the International Trombone Association. January 2017, Volume 45, Number 1.  "Under the Radar Part 2--Obscure Works for the Orchestral Bass Trombonist".  Commentaries by Douglas Yeo, (Boston Symphony Orchestra, retired) and Dennis Bubert (Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra).

        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2016
      • Journal of the International Trombone Association, October 2016, Volume 44, Number 4.  "Under the Radar (Seldom Heard Works for the Orchestral Trombonist).  Commentaries by Ralph Sauer (LA Philharmonic, retired), Jay Friedman (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), John Kitzman (Dallas Symphony, retired) and Ron Barron (Boston Symphony Orchestra, retired).

        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2011
      • January 2011 Volume 39, Number 1 Journal of the International Trombone Association "The Detroit Plan--Coming Soon to an Orchestra Near You."

        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2007
      • April 2007 Volume 35, Number 2  Journal of the International Trombone Association  Book reviews of Julie Ayers' More Than Meets the Ear--How Symphony Musicians Made Labor History and And the Band Stopped Playing--the Rise and Fall of the Sacramento Symphony Orchestra by Dr. Thomas Wolf and Nancy Glaze.

        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2005
      • 2005: Volume 33, Number 4 Journal of the International Trombone Association "Remembering John Hubbard".  

        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2004
      • July 2004 Volume 32, Number 3  Journal of the International Trombone Association  "American Symphony Orchestras--Condition Critical?"

        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2000
      • Journal of the International Trombone Association---originator and editor of "Orchestral Sectional" column (originally "Orchestra Excerpt Masterclass") since 2000.  Contributors include members of City of Birmingham (England) Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Indianapolis Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Rotterdam Philhamonic, National Symphony, Florida Orchestra, Utah Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, St Paul Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, San Francisco Opera, Boston Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Radio Netherlands Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, Oregon Symphony, Alabama Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, Houston Symphony, Cincinnatti Symphony, Kennedy Center Orchestra, New Mexico Symphony, Hamburg Philharmonic, Rio de Janeiro Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony, London Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of Scottish Opera, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and others. 

        April 2015/Volume 43, Number 2  Are We Playing Berlioz Right?  Ken Shifrin, contr.; 

        January 2015/Volume 43, Number 1  Observations from the Pit, an Interview with Steve Norrell;

        October 2014/Volume 42, Number 4  Bayside Musings--A Conversation with the Low Brass of the San Francisco Symphony;

        July 2014/Volume 42, Number 3  Symphony No. 5 in D minor, opus 47, Dmitri Shostakovich with Jeff Dee and Gabe Langfur;

        January 2014/Volume 42, Number 1  Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D Major, opus 73 with Toby Oft and Matt Guilford;

        October 2013/Volume 41, Number 4  The Orchestral Music of Igor Stravinsky, with Stephen Fissell;

        April 2013/Volume 41, Number 3  ICSOM personnel listing;

        January 2013/Volume 41, Number 1  Schubert “Unfinished” Symphony in B minor and Symphony in C Major “The Great” with Timothy Smith and Jared Rodin;

        October 2012/Volume 40, Number 4  Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor, with Tim Higgins and James Nova;

        July 2012/Volume 40, Number 3  From Bogart to Carnegie in Seven Easy Steps, Gerry Pagano, contr.;

        April 2012/Volume 40, Number 2  Thoughts on the History of the Orchestral Trombone, with Jay Friedman and Ken Shifrin;

        July 2011/Volume 39, Number 3  Richard Wagner Overture to Tannhauser and Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin with Weston Sprott and Randy Campora;

        April 2011/Volume 39, Number 2  Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Opus 125 with Douglas Wright and Ben van Dijk;

        January 2011/Volume 39, Number 1  The Detroit Plan--Coming Soon to an Orchestra Near You;

        October 2011/Volume 39, Number 4  Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria van Weber with Barry Hearn and Harold Van Schaik;

        October 2010/Volume 38/Number 4  Hector Berlioz--Symphonie Fantastique:  Episode in the Life of an Artist, Opus 14 with Larry Zalkind, Amanda Davison and Murray Crewe;    

        July 2010/Volume 38, Number 3  The Role of a Chamber Orchestra Trombonist  with Tom Ashworth;

        April 2010/Volume 38, Number 2  In Memorium Steve Witser--Three Remembrances with John Lofton, Richard Stout and Mark Fisher;

        January 2010/Volume 38, Number 1  Saint-Saens Symphony No. 3--”Organ” Symphony with Nitzan Haroz, Donna Parkes and Kenneth Thompkins;

        October 2009/Volume 37, Number 4  The Operas of Giuseppe Verdi--Part Two with David Ridge;

        July 2009/Volume 37, Number 3  The Operas of Giuseppe Verdi--Part One with  Mark Fisher and McDowell Kenley;

        April 2009/Volume 37, Number 2  Meet Toby Oft, an Interview with the Principal Trombonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra;

        October 2008/Volume 36, Number 4  Richard Strauss “TIll Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche”, Opus 28 and “Also Sprach Zarathustra”, Opus 30 with Roger Oyster and John Lofton;

        July 2008/Volume 36, Number 3  Boston Symphony Section Interview with Dave Begnoche;

        April 2008/Volume 36, Number 2  Bruckner Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major with Peter Ellefson;

        January 2008/Volume 36, Number 1  Bruckner Symphony No. 4 with John Kitzman and Brandt Attema;

        October 2007/Volume 35, Number 4  Interviews with Jeremy Wilson and James Markey;

        July 2007/Volume 35, Number 3  Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 2  “The Resurrection” with Edward Kleinhammer, James Markey and Richard Stout;

        April 2007/Volume 35, Number 2  Reviews of More Than Meets the Ear--How Symphony Musicians Made Labor History and And the Band Stopped Playing--The Rise and Fall of the San Jose Symphony Orchestra;

        January 2007/Volume 35, Number 1  Rimsky-Korsakov Overtures Scheherazade and Russian Easter with Stephen Lange and Robert Taylor;

        October 2006/Volume 34, Number 4  Tchaikovsky Symphonies 4-6 with Jay Evans, Gordon Cherry and John Michael Hayes;

        July 2006/Volume 34, Number 3  Tchaikovsky Symphonies 4-6 with J. Mark Thompson;

        April 2006/Volume 34, Number 2  Tchaikovsky Symphonies 4-6 with Randy Campora;

        October 2005/Volume 33, Number 4  Ein Heldenleiben, Part II with Alan Barnhill and Lee Rogers;

        July 2005/Volume 33, Number 3  Ein Heldenleben, Part I with Don Harwood;

        April 2005/Volume 33, Number 2  Haydn’s Creation with Ben van Dijk, Randy Hawes and Doug Yeo;

        January 2005, Volume 33, Number 1  La Gazza Ladra Overture and William Tell Overture by Gioacchino Rossini with Matt Vaughn, Andrea Conti and Stefan Sanders;

        October 2004/Volume 32, Number 4  The Long View:  Reflections on a Career with Jeff Reynolds;

        July 2004/Volume 32, Number 3  American Symphony Orchestra--Condition Critical?;

        January 2004/Volume 32, Number 1  Berlioz’ Hungarian March with Timothy Meyers, John Vance and Russell McKinney;

        October 2003/Volume 31, Number 4  Sibelius Seventh Symphony with Jay Friedman and Nielsen Flute Concerto with Doug Yeo;

        July 2003/Volume 31/Number 3  20th Century Orchestral Trombone Styles in the UK with Denis Wick;

        April 2003/Volume 31, Number 2  A Glimpse at the British Orchestral Scene; 

        January 2003/Volume 31, Number 1  Music of Heitor Vila-Lobos and Antonio Carlos Gomes;

        October 2002/Volume 30, Number 4  Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E minor with Debra Taylor and Darren McHenry;

        July 2002/Volume 30, Number 3  Wagner “The Ride of the Valkeries” with Per Brevig, Peter Ellefson and Charles Vernon;

        April 2002/Volume 30, Number 2  Schumann Symphony No. 3, “The Rhenish” with Peter Sullivan, Steve Witser and David Waters;

        January 2002/Volume 30, Number 1  Ravel’s “Bolero” with Milt Stevens and Ron Barron;

        Fall 2001/Volume 29, Number 4  Kodály’s Hary Janos Suite with Randy Hawes, Gerry Pagano and John Engelkes;

        Summer 2001/Volume 29, Number 3  Mahler Symphony No. 3, First Movement Solo Passages with Jay Friedman;

        Spring 2001/Volume 29, Number 2  Mahler Symphony No. 3, First Movement Solo Passages with Heinz Fadle and Douglas Wright;

        Winter 2001/Volume 29, Number 1  Mozart’sTuba Mirum Revisited with Michael Mulcahy, Blair Bollinger, John Kitzman and Paul Welcomer;

        Fall 2000/Volume 28, Number 4  Tuba Mirum from the “Requiem”  with Eric Carlson, David Finlayson and Sonny Ausman.

        {reprint} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

Presentations

    • February  2014
      "Trombone Choir Start-up Kit--Organizing Your Bands' Trombone Sections into a Trombone Choir"

      Clinic presented at the 2014 Texas Music Educators' Association on utilizing the trombone choir format to enhance awareness of critical ensemble skills such as intonation, balance and blend, thereby enabling the trombone section to function more autonomously in the band.

    • February  2009
      "My Trombone Teacher Told Me to Relax...Relax What? Relax How"

      Clinic presentation offering clear and concise information on the much prescribed but rarely understood admonition "to relax" while playing.  This clinic incorporated main teaching themes of three world reknowned brass peadagogues and sought to bring their teaching into focus with specific scientific information regarding structure and function of the human respiratory system and the adaptation of the "soft machine" to play a brass wind instrument. 

    • January  2006
      "Playing with Ease"

      Master class/clinic with Edward Kleinhammer at the University of Illinois School of Music.

    • June  2004
      Master class

       Performed two master classes at International Trombone Festival in Ithaca, NY with Edward Kleinhammer,retired bass trombonist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  First class was "Playing with Rhythmic Pulse" with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Alabama Symphony and Milwaukee Symphony. Second class was "Playing with Ease" with colleague Eric Carlson of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

    • June  1998
      Clinics and masterclasses at Lima Conservatory's First International Brass Festival

      This festival also featured a solo recital and chamber music performances at the Institute of North American Studies as well as a solo appearance with the National Philharmonic in addition to the class offerings at the Conservatory. 

  • Past
    •  
      Building Better Brass Sections

       Presented to the band directors of the Fort Worth Independent School district, this clinic presented hands-on information applicable to teaching all of the brass wind instruments.

  • Past
    •  
      The Non-trombonist's Guide to Teaching the Trombone

      Presented to the FWISD band directors, this clinic sought to impart information specifically structured to help those teachers whose primary background was as woodwind players or percussionists.

  • Past
    •  
      "Top Ten Ways to Tell Your Trombone Section Needs Help"

      Diagnosing the leading ensemble problems teachers experience with their public school bands' trombone sections.

  • Past
    •  
      "Coping with Performance Anxiety"

      A series of presentations in Dallas and Fort Worth under the auspices of the Artist's Resource Center, these classes discussed the causes as well as preventive and theraputic strategies for musicians experiencing performances anxiety.

  • Past
    •  
      "Normalizing Respiratory Function in Wind Instrument Students"

      A presentation made to the Texas Flute Society based largely on the pedagogical theories of Arnold Jacobs, this clinic endeavored to help teachers diagnose common respiratory obstacles to successful wind playing and to enable them to offer their students an easier, more efficient and relaxed way of approaching the winds.

  • Past
    •  
      Master class/clinic

       Presented clinic “Bass Trombone and Tuba:  One Voice”  with FWSO principal tubist and UTA  adjunct tuba professor Ed Jones at 2005 Texas Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference at Texas Tech University.

  • Past
    •  
      Master class at TCU School of Music's inaugural Fort Worth Trombone Summitt

      Master class/clinic for participants in the first of what has become an annual event at the TCU School of Music.  Hosted by Dave Begnoche, Associate Professor of Trombne, TCU.

Projects

  • 1994
    • June 1994 to July 1994 Faculty exchange with Instituto Nacional de Belles Artes in Mexico City

      This two part exchange was an effort to help design a common curriculum and devise a similar course of study for the music students of five different universities in Mexico City who were re-organizing and consolodating their individual courses of study into one program under the auspices of the Instituto Nacional de Belles Artes.  The intensive week long exchange consisted of literature and pedagogical sessions, lessons, solo and chamber performances and a concert with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.

      Role: Principal Investigator PI: Dennis Bubert

Live Performances

  • 2016
    • Nov 2016 Performance of John Stevens' "Kleinhammer" Sonata for bass trombone and piano at Texas Tech University.

      Performed Mr. Stevens memorial work for Edward Kleinhammer, for which I was a member of the commissioning consortium, at Texas Tech, as well as presenting a master class for the Tech trombone studio and teaching select students during the day.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Oct 2016 Performance with the Houston Symphony Orchestra

      Performed as guest musician with the Houston Symphony Orchestra for a 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert for Jones Concert Hall with Itzak Perlman.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Oct 2016 Performance with the Houston Symphony Orchestra

      Appeared as guest musician with the Houston Symphony in a performance of Tchaikovskys Fifth Symphony under the baton of  Music Director Andres Orozco-Estrada at Houston Baptist University.,

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Dec 2016 Performance with the Houston Symphony Orchestra

       Performed as a guest musician with the Houston Symphony in a concert with Andrea Bocelli at Houstons Toyota Center Coliseum.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Dec 2016 Performance with the brass section of the Houston Symphony Orchestra.

      Appeared as a guest musician with the brass section of the Houston Symphony Orchestra, Bob Walp, conductor, in a performance for a charity event held in conjunction with the Houston Symphony and one of its prime benefactors.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Dec 2016 Soloist with UTA Symphony Orchestra; Dr. Clif Evans, conductor.

      Performed Eric Ewazens "Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra" with the UTA Symphony Orchestra and Dr. Evans on its final concert of the 2016 fall semester.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Dec 2016 Trombone Choir concert in Chicago with Charles Vernon, bass trombonist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

      Appeared as a guest trombonist at this annual event, a performance of Chicago area trombonists at Trinity Methodist Church in Wilmette, Illinois.  Other members of the ensemble included Mr. Vernon, Reed Capshaw of Joffrey Ballet, John Hagstrom and Gene Pokorny of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Michael Moore of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 2015
    • 2015 Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

      During the 2014-15 concert season with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra:  36 classical concerts and 31 pops concerts at Bass Performance Hall; 73 local education concerts, 9 free community concerts, 23 touring concerts; 4 performances with local choruses; 5 performances with the Fort Worth Opera, and 8 performances with the Texas Ballet Theatre, for a combined total of 187 performances for an audience of 158,264.  These figures do not include the numbers of performances or audience members at Concerts in the Garden, Piano Texas or the Cliburn Junior Piano Competition.  Some of the collaborative artists with whom I have worked since my appointment to the orchestra in 1981: 

      PIANISTS                                                OTHER ARTISTS
      Murray Perahia                                  Shlomo Mintz, violin
      Ju-Hee Suh                                        Pinchas Zukerman, violin
      Santiago Rodriguez                            Stephanie Chase, violin
      Bella Davidovich                                 Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin
      Andre Watts                                        Mihaela Martin, violin
      Tong-Il Han                                         Jaime Laredo, violin
      Alexander Toradze                              Eugene Fodor, violin
      Horacio Gutierrez                                Robert Davidovici, violin
      Philippe Bianconni                              Mirian Fried, violin
      Garrick Ohlson                                   Nathaniel Rosen, ‘cello
      Joaquin Achucarro                              Carter Brey, ‘cello
      Vladimir Viardo                                   Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute
      Ruth Laredo                                         Christopher Parkening, guitar
      Rudolph Firkusny                                 Ransom Wilson, flute
      Enrique Graf                                        Guy Touvron, trumpet
      Michael Houston                                 Mstislav Rostropovitsch, ‘cello
      Philippe Entremont                               Victor Tretyakov, violin
      Emanuel Ax                                          Joshua Bell, violin
      Barry Douglas                                       Jose-Luis Garcia, violin
      Cecile Licad                                          Robert McDuffie, violin
      Richard Good                                        Elmar Oliveira, violin
      Van Cliburn                                             Dmitri Sitkovetsky, violin
      Alfred Brendel                                        Janos Starker, ‘cello
      Simone Pedroni                                     Pepe Romero, guitar
      Ralph Votapek                                        Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano
      Youri Egorov                                           Aurora-Natola Ginastera, ‘cello
      Alicia de Larrocha                                  Adolph Herseth, trumpet
      Steven De Groote                                   Maurice Andre, trumpet
      Jeffrey Kahane                                        Roberta Peters, soprano
      Eugene Istomin                                       Lucianno Pavarotti, tenor
      John Browning                                        Marilyn Horne, mezzo soprano
      Jose Feghali                                           Liona Boyd, guitar
      Jorge Bolet                                             Andrea Griminelli, flute
      Benedetto Lupo                                       Sarah Chang, violin
      Andrei Gavrilov                                        Nicole Heaston, soprano
      Christopher O’Riley                                 Isaac Stern, violin
      Peter Serkin                                            Pamela Frank, violin
      Fabio Bidini                                              Itzhak Perlman, violin
      Navah Perlman                                        Frederica von Stade, mezzo soprano
      Vladimir Feltsman                                    Gil Shaham, violin
      Yefim Bronfman                                       Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
      Helen Huang                                            Hakan Hardanberger, trumpet
      Peter Frankl                                            Yayai Toda, violin
      Awadagin Pratt                                        Matt Haimonitz, ‘cello
      Andre-Michel Schub                                Alfredo Krause, tenor
      Panayis Lyris                                           Narcisso Ypes, guitar
      Claudio Arrau                                          Reiko Watanabe, violin
      Christina Ortiz                                           Pekka Kuuisto, violin
      Valery Kuleshov                                        Wynton Marsalis, trumpet
      Christopher Taylor                                     Midori, violin
      Sijing Ye                                                    Time For Three
      Ingrd Fliter                                                 Jessica Warren, flute
      Amy Li                                                       Jennifer Koh, violin
      Alexander Kobrin                                        Anne Sophie-Mutter, violin
      Robert Plano                                            Daniel Mueller-Schott, ‘cello
      Yevgeny Sudbin                                        Augustin Hadelich, violin
      Stewart Goodyear                                      Hilary Hahn, violin
      Jon Kimura Parker                                     Alban Gerhardt, ‘cello
      Robert Thies                                              Robert Diaz, viola
      Antonio Pompe-Baldi                                Alexander Kerr, violin
      Stephen Hough                                         Leila Josefowicz, violin
      Joyce Yang                                                Renee Fleming, soprano
      Alessio Bax                                                Giora Schidt, violin
      Orion Weiss                                               Zwill Bailey,’cello
      Gary Graffman                                           David Shifrin, clarinet
      Olga Kern                                                  Christian Lindberg, trombone
      Markus Groh                                             James Ehnes, violin
      Arnaldo Cohen                                           Dawn Upshaw, soprano
      Lucille Chung                                             Adele Anthony, violin
                                                                         Sayaki Shoji, violin
                                                                         Colin Currie, percussion                                                                                                
                                                                         Lynn Harrell, ‘cello
                                                                         Häkan Hagegärd, baritone
                                                                         Kurt Nikkanen, violin
                                                              
      CONDUCTORS                                      POPS ARTISTS
      John Balme                                              Ferrante & Teicher
      Sergio Baudo                                            Kingston Trio
      Richard Bonynge                                      Tony Bennett
      Max Bragado-Darmon                              Rosemary Clooney
      Anshel Brusilow                                        Henry Mancini
      Richard Buckley                                        Captain & Tenille
      Sarah Caldwell                                          Andrea Marcovicci
      James Conlon                                           Emmylou Harris
      Enrique Diemecke                                     Shirley Jones
      JoAnn Falletta                                            Maureen McGovern
      Thomas Fulton                                           Ray Charles
      John Giordano                                            The Lettermen
      German Augusto-Guitierriez                      Doc Severinson
      Miguel Harth-Bedoya                                  Roberta Flack
      Richard Hayman                                         Davis Gaines
      Gunther Herbig                                           Chuck Mangione
      Junichi Hirokami                                        Charley Pride
      Francois Huybrecht                                     Ben Vereen
      Robert Irving                                               Lou Rawls
      John Burrows                                              Judy Collins
      Sixten Ehrling                                              Bobby McFerrin
      Leon Fleisher                                             The Gatlin Brothers
      Thomas Fulton                                            The 5th Dimension
      Graham Jenkins                                          Maurice Jarre
      Berislav Klobucar                                        Marilyn McCoo
      Erich Kunzel                                                Marvin Hamlisch
      Sung Kwak                                                  Jack Jones
      Fiora Contini                                                Rita Coolidge
      Louis Lane                                                  Andy Williams
      Michael Lankester                                       Al Hirt
      Jahja Ling                                                    Michel Legrand
      Kurt Masur                                                   Smothers Brothers
      Eduardo Mata                                               The Temptations
      James Rives Jones                                       The Four Tops
      David Alan Miller                                           Bill Conti
      Mitch Miller                                                   The Canadian Brass
      Nicole Rescigno                                            Willie Nelson
      Joseph Rescigno                                          Mel Torme
      Steven Michael Rosen                                  Neil Sedaka
      Stefan Sanderling                                         Joel Gray
      Gunther Schuller                                           The Oak Ridge Boys
      Jose Serebrier                                               Dionne Warwick
      Maxim Shostakovitsch                                   Peter Nero
      Stanislav Skrowaczewski                              Jerry Goldsmith
      Leonard Slatkin                                             Roger Williams
      Lawrence Leighton Smith                             Michael Feinstein
      Ron Spigelman                                             Cleo Laine
      Horst Stein                                                    David Clayton-Thomas 
      Yoshimi Takeda                                            Johny Mathis
      Kate Tamarkin                                              Natalie Cole
      Carl Topilow                                                 Johny Cash
      Kirk Trevor                                                    Bernadette Peters
      Maximiano Valdes                                        Burt Bacharach
      Evan Whallon                                               Della Reese
      Kerri Lyn Wilson                                           Mark O’Connor
      Gerhardt Zimmerman                                   James Taylor
      Mei-Ann Chen                                              Michael Cavanaugh
      Nicholas McGegan                                        Von Trapp Family Singers
      Giancarlo Guerrero                                       Pink Martini
      Klauspeter Siebel                                          Wynonna Judd
      Jean Claude Casadesus                               Betty Buckley
      Otto-Werner Muller                                        Manhattan Transfer
      Alasdair Neale                                              Nanci Griffith
      Gunther Herbig                                             New York Voices
      Christopher Wilkins                                      Five By Design
      David Lockington                                          Monica Mancini
      Yoel Levi                                                       The Empire Brass
      Kazuyoshi Akiyama                                       Davis Gaines
      John Nelson                                                  Olivia Newton-John
      Eri Klaus                                                        Art Garfunkel
      Leif Bjaland                                                    Randy Travis
      Paul Polivnick                                                Gary Morris
      Christian Thiemeyer                                      Paul Anka
      Michael Stern                                                 Steve Lippia
                                                                            Michael Bolton
                                                                       
       

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • 2015 Solo recitals

      2000-present:  Solo Recitals at University of Texas at Arlington,Texas Christian University, Illinois State University, University of Illinois, Illinois Wesleyan University, Baylor University, Texas Tech University.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Aug 2015 Performances with UTA Trombone Choir

      Friday, February 14, 2004  TMEA Showcase Concert  TMEA Convention San Antonio, TX--works by Wills, Bruckner, Reichenbach, Chave and Lamb.  

      Monday, February 10, 2004  UTA Preview Concert  Irons Hall UTA campus--works by Wills, Bruckner, Reichenbach, Chave and Lamb.

      Monday, November 19, 2012  Trombone Ensembles Concert--works by Verhelst, Brahms, Basssett, Morley, Bruckner, Praetorius, Beethoven and Reichenbach.  

      Thursday, April 19, 2012   Trombone Choir Concert  Irons Hall  UTA Campus--works by Nelhybel, Bieble, Bach, Bitsch, Wheeler, Wagner and Alexander.  

      Wednesday, December 1, 2010  Trombone Choir Concert  Irons Hall  UTA Campus--works by Sachse, Abt, Bach, Saint-Saens, Farrell, Dubois, Hartley, Crespo and Ewazen.

       Monday, November 2, 2009  Brass Ensembles Concert--works by Saint-Saens, Puccini, and Haydn.  

      Monday, May 4, 2009 Trombone Choir Concert with Guest Artist "Slideshow" trombone ensemble  Irons Hall  UTA Campus--works by Hartley, Brahms, Lamb, Anderson and Wills.

      Wednesday, April 23, 2008  Trombone Ensembles Concert  Irons Recital Hall  UTA Campus--works by Bach, Hanson, Bruckner, Brahms, Jobim, Shaw, Friderici.  

      December 3, 2007  Trombone Ensemble Concert  Irons Hall  UTA Campus--works by Bieble, Susato, Crespo, Brown, Pederson, Reichenbach and Cheetham.

      Tuesday, April 18, 2007  Trombone Ensembles Concert  Irons Hall  UTA Campus--works by Bach, Dvorak, Morley, Handel, Monk, Rysey, Wagner.

       Saturday, November 13, 2004  Trombone Ensemble  Irons Hall  UTA Campus--works by Bach, Ritter-George, Puccini and Wills

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Aug 2015 Solo Recitals--Dennis Bubert, bass trombone

      Monday, March 23, 2015  Irons Recital Hall  UTA Campus  with Gabriel Sanchez, piano.  Works by Marcello, Sandstrom, Stevens, Wilder, Wilson and Donaldson, including premiere performance of John Stevens "Kleinhammer" Sonata for Bass Trombone and Piano.  

      Thursday, March 31, 2011 Irons Recital Hall  UTA Campus with Josh Cunningham, piano.  Works by Koetsier, Brahms, Gillingham, Boismortier, Ewazen and Pederson.

      Monday, February 2, 2009  Hemmie Recital Hall Texas Tech University with Susan Wass, piano.  Works by Koetsier, Ewazen, Wilder, Anderson and Pederson.  

      Wednesday, February 13, 2008  Foellinger Great Hall  Krannert Center for the Performing Arts  University of Illinois  with Elliot Chasanov, trombone.  Boismortier "Sonata in D Minor, op. 40, no. 1.

       Friday, February 15, 2008  Westbrook Auditorium  Illinois Wesleyan University with Kent Conrad, piano.  Works by Spillman, Hartley, Dedrick, Wilder, Ross and Ritter-George.  

      Tuesday, December 9, 2008  New Philmarmonia Orchestra of Irving, with Sergio Cepeda, conductor.  Performance of Ewazen "Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra".

      Tuesday, May 9, 2008  Irons Hall UTA Campus  Guest Artist with "Trombonanza!"  Solo performance of Tommy Pederson's "Blue Topaz".  

      Monday, November 10, 2008  Irons Hall  UTA Campus with Young-Hyun Cho, piano and Ron Barron, trombone.  Works by Koetsier, Fetter, Ewazen, Small and Anderson.  

      Tuesday, November 20, 2007  Irons Recital Hall  UTA Campus with David Dubiel, piano and Ed Jones, tuba.  Works by Lebedev, Lantier, Stevens, Ritter-George and Kahn.  

      Saturday, February 16, 2008  Kaeuper Hall  Millikin University with The Professors Trombone Quintet.  Solo performance of Tomasi's "Etre ou ne pas Etre".

      Saturday, January 28, 2006  Foellinger Great Hall  Krannert Center for the Performing Arts  University of Illinois with Elliot Chasanov, Jim Pugh, Michael Smith, trombones and Eunjin Lee, piano.  Works by Ewazen, Boismortier, and Premru.  

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 2014
    • Nov 2014 UTA Trombone Choir Memorial Concert for Vern Kagarice

      With guest artist Dr. Dave Begnoche, TCU.  A program of solo and ensemble works in honor of the life and legacy of Vern Kagarice, Distinguished Professor of Trombone, University of North Texas.  Music by di Lasso, Bach, Ewazen, Jacob, deMeij, Pryor, Bruckner and Max Steiner.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 2011
    • June 2011 Red River Trombones

      2011:  Performed with Red River Trombones at the International Trombone Festival in Nashville.  Guest            conductors Irv Wagner and Chris Houlding, guest artist Bill Reichenbach.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Mar 2011 Red River Trombones

      2011:  Premier performance of Red River Trombones, an octet of professional trombonists and university professors from Texas and Oklahoma, at UTA’s Trombone Day.Vern Kagarice, guest conductor.  Members of the ensemble are James Decker, Texas Tech.; Tony Baker, Dallas Opera and UNT, Dave Begnoche, TCU; Paul Compton, Oklahoma State; Jimmy Clark, Dallas Opera and Texas A&M/Commerce; Donny Pinson, Barney McCollum, Dallas Wind Symphony; Dennis Bubert, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and UTA.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Apr 2011 Trombone Choir performance

      2011:  Performed on Alumni Trombone Ensemble Concert at Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington,               Illinois. Dr. Thomas W. Streeter, conductor.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Apr 2011 Trombone Choir performance

      2011:  Conducted combined trombone choirs of UTA and TCU in guest performance in Fort Worth’s Bass Hall prior to subscription concert of Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Apr 2011 Guest solo recital

      2011:  Guest solo recital at Baylor University.  Works by Koetsier, Wilder, Brahms, Small, Boismortier, and              Pedersen.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • June 2011 Trombone quartet performance

      2010:  Performed Fisher Tull’s Quartet for Trombones on a program of music by Texas composers at the International Trombone Festival in Austin.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 2010
    • Feb 2010 Trombone Choir performance

      2010:  Performed with Texas University Trombone Teachers’ Ensemble (TUTTE) at Texas Music Educators' Association Conference in San Antonio and the International Trombone Festival in Austin.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 2009
    • Mar 2009 Trombone ensemble performance

      2009:   Performance at Millikin University with Professors’ Trombone Quintet. Performed the Tomasi solo "Etre ou ne pas Etre" with quartet in addition to several quintet and sextet pieces.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Dec 2009 Solo performance with New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving

       Eric Ewazen's Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra, performed on the NPO's classical subscription series with Sergio Cepeda, conductor.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Apr 2009 Solo performance with UTA Wind Symphony

      Eric Ewazen's Concerto for Bass Trombone and Wind Ensemble with the UTA Wind Symphony, Dr. Doug Stotter, conductor.  Irons Hall, UTA campus.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 2000
    • Nov 2000 Solo performance with the UTA Wind Ensemble, Ray C. Lichtenwalter, conductor

      Frigys Hidas Rhapsoday for Bass Trombone and Wind Ensemble, UTA Wind Ensemble, Ray C. Lichtenwalter, conductor.  Irons Hall on the UTA campus.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 1998
    • June 1998 Solo performance with the National Symphony Orchestra (Peru), German Gutierriez, conductor

      Patrick McCarty's Sonata for Bass Trombone and String Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, German Gutierriez, conductor.  Held in conjunction with 1st International Brass Conference at the Lime Conservatory, in Lima, Peru.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Mar 1998 Solo performance with TCU Wind Symphony, Gregory Clemons, conductor

      Frigas Hidas Rhapsody for Bass Trombone and Wind Ensemble, TCU Wind Symphony, Gregory Clemons, conductor.  Two performances in Landreth Auditorium on the TCU campus, and the Bryan Civic Auditorium in Bryan, TX.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 1976
    • 1976 Additional performances as an orchestral bass trombonist include:

      Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Opera Orchestra, Dallas Ballet, Dallas Bach Society, New Hamshire Music Festival.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]

Recordings

  • 2015
    • 2015 Prokoviev Piano Concerti (complete) with Vladimir Kholodenkov, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Miguel Harth-Bedoya

      This ongoing project with Gold Medalist of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition will record all of the Prokoviev piano concerti in Fort Worth's Bass Hall with Mr. Kholodenkov on a Harmoni Mundi release.  Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 2012
    • 2012 Take 6

      2 disc compilation of works by six FWSO composers-in-residence.  Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 2010
    • 2010 Jorge Martin "Before Night Falls" Fort Worth Opera

      This 2 disc set is the world premiere recording of Martin's opera as premiered by the Fort Worth Opera in 2009.  

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 2009
    • 2009 The Composer's Voice

      A FWSO((Live)) project documenting the works of two of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra's recent composers-in-residence, this live recording features FWSO concermaster Michael Shih on Kevin Puts' Violin Concerto, a FWSO commission.  Puts Symphony No. 3 "Vespertine" and Gabriela Lena Frank's "Elegia Andina" and "Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout" complete the disc.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 2008
    • 2008 Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

      A live recording of the first of the FWSO's two Carnegie concerts in January, 20008, this disc features Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor, opus 64, Osvaldo Golijov's Mariel for cello and orchestra, and Jimmy Lopez' Techno from "Fiesta".

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • 2008 INTI--Three Centuries of Peruvian Music

      Another from the FWSO((Live)) series, this recording features six works by composers whose work with Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya helped launch his "Caminos del Inka" project, including publishing, recording and concert tours and guest engagements.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • 2008 "FWSO Caarnegie Tour 2008"

      DVD documenting the preparations and performances of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra's two Carnegie Hall concerts in 2008.  Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 2006
    • 2006 Asleep at the Wheel with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

      Recording with the popular Austin based band carrying on the Texas swing tradition.  Live from Bass Hall.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 2004
    • 2004 "Great Tenor Arias" with Juan Diego de Flores, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Miguel Harth-Bedoya

      This 2004 recording marks the FWSO's first internationally available commercial recording on a major label.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 2001
    • 2001 "The Cliburn..Playing on the Edge"

      DVD from the 2000 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.  With the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, James Conlon, conductor.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 1997
    • 1997 Playing with Fire VHS recording of the tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

      With the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, James Conlon, conductor.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]

Other Creative Activities

  • 2016
    • Commissions
      • Dec 2016 "Transmorgify", a piece for eight trombones, commissioned from my former student Cristian Paarup of the Manhattan School of Music.

        Work to be premiered at UTA in March 2016.

        [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Commissons
      • Aug 2016 "Anything You Are Attached To, Give That"

        Commission completed by NYC based Jeremy Howard Beck, for bass trombone and piano.  Performance date is yet to be scheduled.

        [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 2014
    • Commissons
      • Mar 2014 John Stevens "Kleinhammer" Sonata for Bass Trombone and Piano

        Member of a consortium commissioning a memorial piece in celebration of the life and career of Edward Kleinhammer, bass trombonist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for 45 years. Members of the consortium include Dennis Bubert (Fort Worth Symphony), Alan Carr, Gerry Pagano (St. Louis Symphony), Matt Guilford (National Symphony), John Engelkes (San Francisco Symphony), Steve Norrell (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra), James Markey (Boston Symphony), Randy Hawes (Detroit Symphony), Nick Schwartz (NY City Ballet Orchestra), Gabe Langfur, and Brian Hecht (Atlanta Symphony).

        [Non-refereed/non-juried]

Students Supervised

  • Undergraduate
    • Present

       

       

      ●Kasey Barge (Junior, Music Education)....first alternate International Trombone Association’s Wiehe Competition. 

       ●Tyler Smolovik (Junior, Music Performance)....full scholarship recipient, Summit Brass’s Rafael Mendez Brass Institute; candidate UTA Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition--Grondahl Concerto.

      ●Josh Stover (BME, 2014)....full scholarship recipient, Hot Springs Music Festival; full scholarship recipient, Brevard Music Festival; accepted as  scholarship student into MM program at DePaul University, full tuition assistantship into MM program at University of Michigan. Previous winner (spring     2013) UTA Outstanding Wind, Brass and Percussion Student, UTA Outstanding Orchestra Student

      ●Logan Davis (Junior, Music Media)--full scholarship recipient, Hot Springs Music Festival for two years. 

       ●Edward Dealicio (Junior, Music Performance)--winner, UTA music department’s Lichtenwalter Award. Candidate 2013 UTA Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition--Tomasi Concerto. Winner, UTA Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition in 2014...David Concertino.

      ●Adam Hanna (Senior, Music Performance), past winner of ITA’s Wiehe     Competition (2011) and the Lätzsch International Solo Competition in     (2011)--invited to appear as guest soloist at Lätzsch Trombone Festival in Enschede, The Netherlands and Heek, Germany in December 2014.  Designated     runner-up for second trombone through national audition for Oklahoma City Symphony Orchestra, June 2014.  One of nine participants selected from an international pool of applicants for Christian Lindberg's first master class in twenty years in Lubeck, Germany.  Accepted into graduate program at Amsterdam Conservatory, where he will continue studies in August 2014 with Jurgen van Rijen, Pierre Volders, and Ben van Dijk.

       Former students currently or recently enrolled as scholarship students in graduate programs at University of North Texas, Southern Methodist University Meadows School of the Arts, University of Michigan, University of Southern California, University of Texas, DePaul University, University of Miami, Juilliard School of Music, Northwestern University, London Royal Academy of Music, Manhattan School of Music. 

      Former students have played extra/substitute in Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Opera Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Civic Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra,  Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra  and several of the London orchestras. 

      Former students working as professional musicians in major free-lance markets, including New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Washington D.C., Las Vegas, Dallas, Miami, and Orlando.

       Students and former students have participated in the National Orchestral Institute, Alessi Seminar, Stuttgart Festival Orchestra, Roundtop Festival Orchestra, Tanglewood and Aspen Music Festival. 

      Current and former students have won or appeared as finalists in competitions at several Eastern         Trombone Workshops, several International Trombone Festivals and the 2006 Prague International Solo Competition.

       

       

       

       

       

    • Present

      ●Steven Dunn (UTA Jazz Studies, 2010) Music Director for Princess Cruise Line.

      ●James Layfield (UTA BM in theory, 2007)--finalist for trombone position at Texas A&M/Canyon; subsequently offered one-year position at same; promoted at his current position at University of Louisiana at Monroe.  Appointed low brass instructor at Hot Springs Music Festival.

      ●Joseph Rodriguez (UTA BM, Performance, 2001)  Finished two-year appointment as Acting Principal Trombone, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and  teaches at Marrowstone Music Festival.  Other significant substitute/extra engagements:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Lyric Opera, Milwaukee     Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra,     National Symphony Orchestra, Zurich Opera Orchestra.  Recent winner of 2nd trombone position in Cincinnatti Orchestra.

      ●Dan West (UNT, BM Performance, 2004) earned master's degree at London Royal Academy of Music and is currently free-lance bass trombonist in London.

      ●Donny Pinson (TCU BME, 2001)  Offered trombone position at Westchester University, finalist at Texas A&M/Corpus Christi.  Continues on faculty at Delmar College. Coordinator of Competitions, International Trombone Association and International Trombone Festival.

      ●Reed Capshaw (formerly TCU)  Teaches at Roosevelt College, continues to  play Elgin Symphony, Lake Forest Symphony and Ravinia Festival Orchestras, frequent sub with both Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony and Cleveland Orchestra. 

      ●Dave Kroschell (UNT, MM, Performance)  Subs with Seattle Symphony     Orchestra and teaches at Seattle Pacific University and the University of Puget Sound.

Collaborators

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      Duration : Aug 2015 to Present

      ●TCU commission by Martin Blessinger in progress for concerto grosso for three   trombones and trombone choir, written for John Kitzman (principal trombone, Dallas Symphony Orchestra), Brad White (second trombone, Houston Symphony Orchestra) and Dennis Bubert (bass trombone, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra).  On completion, work will be premiered at TCU and subsequently recorded for release.

       

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      Duration : Aug 2015 to Present

      ● Commission in place to John Stevens, composer University of Wisconsin, dedicated to the late Edward Kleinhammer, the “Kleinhammer Sonata” will be a  multi-movement work for bass trombone and piano dedicated to Mr. Kleinhammer, the dean of orchestral trombone playing, as a memorial of his     highly lauded 45-year tenure as bass trombonist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and in tribute to his equally respected career as mentor and teacher of at least three generations of orchestral trombonists around the world.

          Consortium members will have exclusive performance and recording rights for     one year, including a consortium premiere.  Scheduled completion date of spring 2015.

          Consortium members include:

              Dennis Bubert, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

              Zachary Bond,  Malaysia Philharmonic

              Alan Carr, doctoral student, University of Wisconsin

              John Englekes,  San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

              Matt Guilford,  National Symphony Orchestra

              Randy Hawes,  Detroit Symphony Orchestra

              Brian Hecht,  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

              Gabe Langfur, Boston free lance bass trombonist

              Jim Markey,  Boston Symphony Orchestra

              Steve Norrell, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

              Gerry Pagano,  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

       

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      Duration : May 2014 to May 2014

       Consulted with Mr. Vernon, bass trombonist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and conducted back-to-back playing tests of three different vintage instruments:  Mr. Vernon's NYC Bach 50, a second earlier NYC Bach, and a 1958 Mt. Vernon 50B.

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      Duration : Aug 2015 to Present

          ●Consulted with trombonist and instrument designer and manufacturer Gary Greenhoe on restoration project on 1958 Mt. Vernon Bach bass trombone--work scheduled for November 2014.

Courses

      • MUSI 1248-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS

          Lower division applied trombone study is a performance based study, which takes the individual student’s needs and abilities into consideration in developing a musical approach to the basics and fundamentals of successful performance skills.  The primary focus is on tone production, increased range and technique, legato style, and enhanced reading skills, all in an environment of increased musical awareness.  All students are taught as “performers in training” regardless of degree plan.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours1 Document
      • MUSI 2222-023 DEVELOPMENTAL PRIVATE LESSONS

          Lower division applied trombone study is a performance based study, which takes the individual student’s needs and abilities into consideration in developing a musical approach to the basics and fundamentals of successful performance skills.  The primary focus is on tone production, increased range and technique, legato style, and enhanced reading skills, all in an environment of increased musical awareness.  All students are taught as “performers in training” regardless of degree plan.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MUSI 2248-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS

          Lower division applied trombone study is a performance based study, which takes the individual student’s needs and abilities into consideration in developing a musical approach to the basics and fundamentals of successful performance skills.  The primary focus is on tone production, increased range and technique, legato style, and enhanced reading skills, all in an environment of increased musical awareness.  All students are taught as “performers in training” regardless of degree plan.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MUSI 3248-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS

         Upper division applied trombone study is a continuation of the individual approach established in lower division study.  While continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, upper division study begins to explore the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player.  Aspects of upper division study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MUSI 4459-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS

         Upper division applied trombone study is a continuation of the individual approach established in lower division study.  While continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, upper division study begins to explore the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player.  Aspects of upper division study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MUSI 2248-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Lower division applied trombone study is a performance based study, which takes the individual student’s needs and abilities into consideration in developing a musical approach to the basics and fundamentals of successful performance skills. The primary focus is on tone production, increased range and technique, legato style, and enhanced reading skills, all in an environment of increased musical awareness. All students are taught as “perforrmers in training†regardless of degree plan.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 3248-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Upper division applied trombone study is a continuation of the individual approach established in lower division study. While continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, upper division study begins to explore the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of upper division study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 3249-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Upper division applied trombone study is a continuation of the individual approach established in lower division study. While continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, upper division study begins to explore the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of upper division study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 3358-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Upper division applied trombone study is a continuation of the individual approach established in lower division study. While continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, upper division study begins to explore the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of upper division study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions. S
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 3359-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Upper division applied trombone study is a continuation of the individual approach established in lower division study. While continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, upper division study begins to explore the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of upper division study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 4248-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Upper division applied trombone study is a continuation of the individual approach established in lower division study. While continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, upper division study begins to explore the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of upper division study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 4249-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Upper division applied trombone study is a continuation of the individual approach established in lower division study. While continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, upper division study begins to explore the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of upper division study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 4458-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Upper division applied trombone study is a continuation of the individual approach established in lower division study. While continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, upper division study begins to explore the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of upper division study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions. Students enrolled in 4458 may play their required degree recital during this semester, or defer it until enrolled in 4459, but in no case should the required recital be programmed outside of an enrolled smester of applied study.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 4459-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Upper division applied trombone study is a continuation of the individual approach established in lower division study. While continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, upper division study begins to explore the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of upper division study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions. Students enrolled in 4458 may play their required degree recital during this semester, or defer it until enrolled in 4459, but in no case should the required recital be programmed outside of an enrolled smester of applied study.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 5138-001 PRIVATE LESSONS IN TROMBONE
        Graduate level applied trombone study, while continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, seeks to meet the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of graduate study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions. While graduate performance levels are expected to be considerably higher than those of undergraduate students, remedial issues will be addressed as needed.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 5238-001 PRIVATE LESSONS IN TROMBONE
        Graduate level applied trombone study, while continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, seeks to meet the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of graduate study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions. While graduate performance levels are expected to be considerably higher than those of undergraduate students, remedial issues will be addressed as needed.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 2222-003 Developmental lessons in Strings
        2222 is a one semester remedial course for those students who have failed to pass all or part of the requisite Fourth Semester Barrier given as the final exam for 2249. 2222 is intended as an opportunity to study those areas of deficiency which prevented the student from successfully completing the barrier.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 1248-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Lower division applied trombone study is a performance based study, which takes the individual student’s needs and abilities into consideration in developing a musical approach to the basics and fundamentals of successful performance skills. The primary focus is on tone production, increased range and technique, legato style, and enhanced reading skills, all in an environment of increased musical awareness. All students are taught as “perforrmers in training†regardless of degree plan.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 3248-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Upper division applied trombone study is a continuation of the individual approach established in lower division study. While continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, upper division study begins to explore the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of upper division study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 1248-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Lower division applied trombone study is a performance based study, which takes the individual student’s needs and abilities into consideration in developing a musical approach to the basics and fundamentals of successful performance skills. The primary focus is on tone production, increased range and technique, legato style, and enhanced reading skills, all in an environment of increased musical awareness. All students are taught as “perforrmers in training†regardless of degree plan.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 1249-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Lower division applied trombone study is a performance based study, which takes the individual student’s needs and abilities into consideration in developing a musical approach to the basics and fundamentals of successful performance skills. The primary focus is on tone production, increased range and technique, legato style, and enhanced reading skills, all in an environment of increased musical awareness. All students are taught as “perforrmers in training†regardless of degree plan.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 1249-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Lower division applied trombone study is a performance based study, which takes the individual student’s needs and abilities into consideration in developing a musical approach to the basics and fundamentals of successful performance skills. The primary focus is on tone production, increased range and technique, legato style, and enhanced reading skills, all in an environment of increased musical awareness. All students are taught as “perforrmers in training†regardless of degree plan.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 2248-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Lower division applied trombone study is a performance based study, which takes the individual student’s needs and abilities into consideration in developing a musical approach to the basics and fundamentals of successful performance skills. The primary focus is on tone production, increased range and technique, legato style, and enhanced reading skills, all in an environment of increased musical awareness. All students are taught as “perforrmers in training†regardless of degree plan.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 2248-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Lower division applied trombone study is a performance based study, which takes the individual student’s needs and abilities into consideration in developing a musical approach to the basics and fundamentals of successful performance skills. The primary focus is on tone production, increased range and technique, legato style, and enhanced reading skills, all in an environment of increased musical awareness. All students are taught as “perforrmers in training†regardless of degree plan.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 2249-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Lower division applied trombone study is a performance based study, which takes the individual student’s needs and abilities into consideration in developing a musical approach to the basics and fundamentals of successful performance skills. The primary focus is on tone production, increased range and technique, legato style, and enhanced reading skills, all in an environment of increased musical awareness. All students are taught as “perforrmers in training†regardless of degree plan.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 2249-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Lower division applied trombone study is a performance based study, which takes the individual student’s needs and abilities into consideration in developing a musical approach to the basics and fundamentals of successful performance skills. The primary focus is on tone production, increased range and technique, legato style, and enhanced reading skills, all in an environment of increased musical awareness. All students are taught as “perforrmers in training†regardless of degree plan.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 2249-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Lower division applied trombone study is a performance based study, which takes the individual student’s needs and abilities into consideration in developing a musical approach to the basics and fundamentals of successful performance skills. The primary focus is on tone production, increased range and technique, legato style, and enhanced reading skills, all in an environment of increased musical awareness. All students are taught as “perforrmers in training†regardless of degree plan.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 3248-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        U Upper division applied trombone study is a continuation of the individual approach established in lower division study. While continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, upper division study begins to explore the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of upper division study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 3248-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        U Upper division applied trombone study is a continuation of the individual approach established in lower division study. While continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, upper division study begins to explore the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of upper division study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 3249-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Upper division applied trombone study is a continuation of the individual approach established in lower division study. While continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, upper division study begins to explore the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of upper division study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 3249-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Upper division applied trombone study is a continuation of the individual approach established in lower division study. While continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, upper division study begins to explore the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of upper division study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 3358-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Upper division applied trombone study is a continuation of the individual approach established in lower division study. While continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, upper division study begins to explore the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of upper division study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions. S
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 3358-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Upper division applied trombone study is a continuation of the individual approach established in lower division study. While continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, upper division study begins to explore the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of upper division study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions. S
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 3359-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Upper division applied trombone study is a continuation of the individual approach established in lower division study. While continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, upper division study begins to explore the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of upper division study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 3359-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Upper division applied trombone study is a continuation of the individual approach established in lower division study. While continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, upper division study begins to explore the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of upper division study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 4248-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Upper division applied trombone study is a continuation of the individual approach established in lower division study. While continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, upper division study begins to explore the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of upper division study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 4248-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Upper division applied trombone study is a continuation of the individual approach established in lower division study. While continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, upper division study begins to explore the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of upper division study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 4248-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Upper division applied trombone study is a continuation of the individual approach established in lower division study. While continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, upper division study begins to explore the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of upper division study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 4249-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Upper division applied trombone study is a continuation of the individual approach established in lower division study. While continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, upper division study begins to explore the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of upper division study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 4249-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Upper division applied trombone study is a continuation of the individual approach established in lower division study. While continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, upper division study begins to explore the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of upper division study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 4458-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Upper division applied trombone study is a continuation of the individual approach established in lower division study. While continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, upper division study begins to explore the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of upper division study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions. Students enrolled in 4458 may play their required degree recital during this semester, or defer it until enrolled in 4459, but in no case should the required recital be programmed outside of an enrolled smester of applied study.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 4458-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Upper division applied trombone study is a continuation of the individual approach established in lower division study. While continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, upper division study begins to explore the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of upper division study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions. Students enrolled in 4458 may play their required degree recital during this semester, or defer it until enrolled in 4459, but in no case should the required recital be programmed outside of an enrolled smester of applied study.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 4458-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Upper division applied trombone study is a continuation of the individual approach established in lower division study. While continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, upper division study begins to explore the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of upper division study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions. Students enrolled in 4458 may play their required degree recital during this semester, or defer it until enrolled in 4459, but in no case should the required recital be programmed outside of an enrolled smester of applied study.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 4459-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Upper division applied trombone study is a continuation of the individual approach established in lower division study. While continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, upper division study begins to explore the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of upper division study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions. Students enrolled in 4458 may play their required degree recital during this semester, or defer it until enrolled in 4459, but in no case should the required recital be programmed outside of an enrolled smester of applied study.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 4459-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Upper division applied trombone study is a continuation of the individual approach established in lower division study. While continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, upper division study begins to explore the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of upper division study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions. Students enrolled in 4458 may play their required degree recital during this semester, or defer it until enrolled in 4459, but in no case should the required recital be programmed outside of an enrolled smester of applied study.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 2222-003 Developmental lessons in Strings
        2222 is a one semester remedial course for those students who have failed to pass all or part of the requisite Fourth Semester Barrier given as the final exam for 2249. 2222 is intended as an opportunity to study those areas of deficiency which prevented the student from successfully completing the barrier.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 2222-003 Developmental lessons in Strings
        2222 is a one semester remedial course for those students who have failed to pass all or part of the requisite Fourth Semester Barrier given as the final exam for 2249. 2222 is intended as an opportunity to study those areas of deficiency which prevented the student from successfully completing the barrier.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 5138-001 PRIVATE LESSONS IN TROMBONE
        Graduate level applied trombone study, while continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, seeks to meet the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of graduate study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions. While graduate performance levels are expected to be considerably higher than those of undergraduate students, remedial issues will be addressed as needed.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 5238-001 PRIVATE LESSONS IN TROMBONE
        Graduate level applied trombone study, while continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, seeks to meet the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of graduate study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions. While graduate performance levels are expected to be considerably higher than those of undergraduate students, remedial issues will be addressed as needed.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 5238-001 PRIVATE LESSONS IN TROMBONE
        Graduate level applied trombone study, while continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, seeks to meet the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of graduate study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions. While graduate performance levels are expected to be considerably higher than those of undergraduate students, remedial issues will be addressed as needed.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 5338-001 PRIVATE LESSONS IN TROMBONE
        Graduate level applied trombone study, while continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, seeks to meet the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of graduate study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions. While graduate performance levels are expected to be considerably higher than those of undergraduate students, remedial issues will be addressed as needed.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 5338-001 PRIVATE LESSONS IN TROMBONE
        Graduate level applied trombone study, while continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, seeks to meet the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of graduate study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions. While graduate performance levels are expected to be considerably higher than those of undergraduate students, remedial issues will be addressed as needed.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 1248-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Lower division applied trombone study is a performance based study, which takes the individual student’s needs and abilities into consideration in developing a musical approach to the basics and fundamentals of successful performance skills. The primary focus is on tone production, increased range and technique, legato style, and enhanced reading skills, all in an environment of increased musical awareness. All students are taught as “perforrmers in training†regardless of degree plan.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 1249-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Lower division applied trombone study is a performance based study, which takes the individual student’s needs and abilities into consideration in developing a musical approach to the basics and fundamentals of successful performance skills. The primary focus is on tone production, increased range and technique, legato style, and enhanced reading skills, all in an environment of increased musical awareness. All students are taught as “perforrmers in training†regardless of degree plan.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 1248-003 PRIVATE LESSONS IN BRASS
        Lower division applied trombone study is a performance based study, which takes the individual student’s needs and abilities into consideration in developing a musical approach to the basics and fundamentals of successful performance skills. The primary focus is on tone production, increased range and technique, legato style, and enhanced reading skills, all in an environment of increased musical awareness. All students are taught as “perforrmers in training†regardless of degree plan.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MUSI 5138-001 PRIVATE LESSONS IN TROMBONE
        Graduate level applied trombone study, while continuing to focus on basics of good performance skills and musical goals, seeks to meet the more specific needs required of the musically maturing player. Aspects of graduate study may include study of advanced solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and preparation for recitals, auditions, and competitions. While graduate performance levels are expected to be considerably higher than those of undergraduate students, remedial issues will be addressed as needed.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011

Service to the Community

  • Appointed
    • June 2007 to  Aug 2007 Selected All State audition repertoire

      2006-2007:  Served as consultant in selection of bass trombone solo repertoire for Texas UIL Prescribed Music List.

  • Elected
    • Aug 2015 to  Present Adjudication

          ●Adjudication--Metroplex

          Judged first round of solo bass trombone competition for TCU’s annual Fort Worth Trombone Summit, March 2014.

    • Aug 2015 to  Present Youth orchestra coaching

      ●Brass sectional coachings, Arlington Youth Symphony, Dr. Clif Evans, Music Director.  Ongoing.

    • May 2003 to  July 2005 FWSO contract negotiations

      2003-2005:  Served two-year term on Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Player’s Committee; negotiated                 five-year collective bargaining agreement between Association and Union.

  • Volunteered
    • Nov 2000 to  Present Annual Texas All-State Audition clinic

      This annual event, sponsored by the UTA Bands and Department of Music, and presented in conjunction with wind, brass and percussion faculty, offers a free master class and clinic to all interested area high school students.

Service to the Profession

  • Appointed
    • June 2011 to  June 2011 Adjudication

      2011:  Judged the finalsl of the Yaxley Solo Bass Trombone Competition at the International Trombone Festival in Nashville.  Co-judges were Charles Vernon, bass trombonist of the Chicago Symphony   Orchestra, and Jan Kagarice, trombone faculty at the University of North Texas.

    • June 2010 to  June 2010 Adjudication

      2010:  Judged the finals of the Edward Kleinhammer Orchestral Bass Trombone Competion at the International Trombone Festival in Austin.  Co-judges were James Markey, bass trombonist of the New York Philharmonic, and Ben van Dijk, Bass Trombonist of the Rotterdam Philharmonic.

    • Dec 2006 to  Jan 2007 Adjudication

              Judged preliminary round of International Trombone Association’s 2007 Haney Bass Trombone Competition with Gordon Cherry, Principal Trombone, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and Paul Krzywicki, Principal Tuba (ret.), Philadelphia Orchestra.

    • June 2004 to  June 2004 Adjudication

      2004:  Judged finals of International Trombone Association’ s Haney Bass Trombone Competition  at International Trombone Festival 2004 with Jorgen Van Rijen, Principal Trombone, Concertgebow Orchestra and Brandt                 Attema, Bass Trombone, Netherlands Radio Symphony.

    • June 2004 to  June 2004 Adjudication

       Judged finals of International Trombone Association’s Haney Tenor competition at International Trombone Festival 2004 with Ron Barron, Principal Trombone, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and  M. Dee Stewart, Professor of Trombone, Indiana University.

  • Elected
    • June 2011 to  June 2011 Adjudication

      2011:  Judged the finals of the Edward Kleinhammer Orchestral Bass Trombone Competition at the International Trombone Festival in Nashville.  Co-judges were Charles Vernon, bass trombonist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Brandt Attema, bass trombonist of the Netherlands Philharmonic.

    • Apr 2006 to  Apr 2006 Facilitator/presenter

      2005-2006:  Organized and presented Doug Yeo master class at University of Texas at Arlington,                   University of Texas, Sam Houston State University, Lamar University, and University of Houston.

    • Feb 2005 to  Feb 2005 Facilitator/presenter

      2004-2005: Presented masterclasses with Edward Kleinhammer at Stephen F. Austin State University, University of Texas at Arlington, University of North Texas, University of New Mexico, and Southern Methodist University.

Service to the University

  • Other
    • Aug 2000 to  Present UTA guest artist master classes

      For our students' musical growth, it is imperative for them to hear the best trombone artists in the world.  We frequently have the opportunity to present such musicians on campus, either in a recital or master class setting.  Some recent guest artists to work with our UTA trombone students include:  John Kitzman, Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Ron Barron, Boston Symphony Orchestra (ret.); Doug Yeo (Boston Symphony Orchestra (ret.); Edward Kleinhammer, Chicago Symphony Orchestra (ret.), Heinz Fadle, President of German Trombone Society; Charlie Vernon, Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Denis Smith, Univ. of Michigan; Tim Smith, Buffalo Philharmonic; Darren McHenry, Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Jeremy Wilson, Vienna Philharmonic and Vienna State Opera; Ralph Sauer, Los Angeles Philharmonic (ret.), Zachary Bond, Malaysia Philharmonic; Marques Young, Malaysia Philharmonic; Jurgen van Rijen, Concertgebough Orchestra; Brent Phillips, Baylor University; James Decker, Texas Tech; Matthew Guiford, National Symphony Orchestra; Elliot Chasanov, Univ. of Illinois; Brian Hecht, Atlanta Symphony; John Michael Hayes, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra; Matt Nies, Capitol Bones; Radegundis Nunes, Brazilian Trombone Ensemble; Ron Westray, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra; Jessica Buzbee, Iceland Philharmonic.

    • Mar 2011 to  Mar 2011 UTA Trombone Day

      2011:  Organized and presented Trombone Day at UTA, with guest artist Charles Vernon, bass trombonist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  Additional performances by the UTA Trombone Choir, Oklahoma State University Trombone Quartet, Slideshow (DFW trombone choir), Red River Trombones, high school trombone choir.

  • Volunteered
    • Mar 2000 to  Apr 2004 Trombonanza

       2000-2004:  Hosted Trombonanza 2000, 2001, 2004 with students and faculty from Texas Christian University, Texas A&M/Commerce, Baylor University, Stephen F. Austin State University.  Arranged schedule, recruited guest artist, secured accompanists and publicized the event through Department of Bands.  Arranged for tickets for any participants who wanted to hear Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra's performance of Berlioz "Symphony fantastique" in Bass Hall the night of the event.