Come on out February 16, 2014 and support The Lexington Brass Band. "Triumphant Rhapsody" is the third concert of the season and should be a lot of fun for all!
Happy New Year! What better way to celebrate the new year than to attend the 2014 UK Brassfest?! This festival begins February 1st is open to all middle and high school brass players. This year's featured ensembles will be the UK brass faculty and The Gaudete Brass Quintet. There are some amazing opportunities for young... Continue Reading →
Today is the first day of the Asbury All-Star Band Clinic! Beginning today, November 21 and ending Saturday, November 23, high school band students will have the opportunity to audition and perform with guest conductor Dr. Bruce Moss from Bowling Green State University. I am looking forward to hearing some great auditions and working with... Continue Reading →
I have had the pleasure of playing with the Lexington Brass Band. LBB's first concert of the season will be on November 8th at Asbury University, 7:30 in Hughes Auditorium. This first concert of the season will feature alumni soloists from Asbury University such as Mark Ridenour, trumpet (Chicago Symphony Orchestra); Tom Bratten, tuba (U.S. Army... Continue Reading →
Many of my Kentucky trombone students are auditioning for All-State band this year. Here are some helpful hints as you prepare... Not sure if you want to audition? You can come up with as many excuses to not audition as you want, but the fact is-- if you don't try out, you will definitely not make... Continue Reading →
As teachers we are always learning and growing. We have learned from our own teachers, our colleagues, and most importantly-- our students. I finally decided to sit down and write my teaching philosophy. This will be an evolving philosophy as I continue to learn myself, but it was inspired by some truly great teachers and... Continue Reading →
Hello, friends! It's been a while since my last post... I do this every summer. I pack the summer to the max and then provide a condensed update. So here we go:June 8, 2013: Performed my final DMA recital. Below is a photo of me with my wonderful accompanist Joseph McKinley.June 13, 2013: Defended my... Continue Reading →
The Iowa Trombone Octet is excited to perform at the 2013 International Trombone Festival in Columbus, GA this summer! We look forward to performing with University of Iowa alumnus Dr. Denson Paul Pollard. More info regarding our performance time / venue coming soon.
While Melba Liston’s influence was in the field of jazz, today women are really pushing the boundaries in contemporary and avant-garde music. Women in these fields tend to champion one another’s music, which has created a truly connected world of female composers and performers. This is true especially in the trombone world. Abbie Conant and... Continue Reading →