Category Archives: Trombone Ensembles

Back to Blogging, with a Report on Trombonanza 2016

My first post after a long summer hiatus comes a few days later than I had planned, and that might not be a rare occurrence in the coming months. While I hope to maintain my usual weekly writing schedule and … Continue reading

Posted in Alto Trombone, Bass Trombone, Doubling, Euphonium, Higher Education, Micah Everett, Music, Pedagogy, Performances, Playing Fundamentals, Practicing, Teaching Low Brass, Tenor Trombone, TROMBONANZA, Trombone, Trombone Ensembles, Tuba, Tuba-Euphonium Ensembles, University of Mississippi

Solo!

Today’s post is a rare mid-week offering, though it is mostly the material that I had originally planned to share on November 6 or 7. I wasn’t able to get the videos from my November 2 recital British Invasion! up … Continue reading

Posted in Euphonium, Performances, Tenor Trombone, Trombone Ensembles, Uncategorized

Reflections on the Alessi Seminar

For eight days earlier this month I participated in the biannual Alessi Seminar, a workshop for trombonists headed by Joseph Alessi, principal trombonist of the New York Philharmonic. It was an intense schedule of rehearsals, performances, and master classes; when … Continue reading

Posted in Alessi Seminar, Alto Trombone, Bass Trombone, Performance Anxiety, Performances, Performing, Teaching Low Brass, Tenor Trombone, Trombone, Trombone Ensembles

Fall Concerts and Activities Preview

Today I continue a regular practice for this blog, outlining the major performance activities for myself and my students for the coming semester. This academic year is shaping up to be a very busy one, particularly in the spring, but … Continue reading

Posted in Bass Trombone, Brass Quintet, Performances, Tenor Trombone, Trombone Ensembles, Tuba-Euphonium Ensembles, TubaChristmas

Spring Concerts and Activities Preview

After taking six of the past seven weeks “off” from blogging, I am glad to return to writing in this space. I hope that my little corner of the internet has been and will continue to be an “oasis of … Continue reading

Posted in Alto Trombone, Bass Trombone, Conferences, Doubling, Eastern Trombone Workshop, Education, Euphonium, Higher Education, Low Brass Resources, Music, Performances, Recordings, Teaching Low Brass, Tenor Trombone, Trombone, Trombone Ensembles, Tuba, Tuba-Euphonium Ensembles

Fall 2013 Concerts and Activities Preview

This post is coming a little late for a “fall semester activities” list, especially considering that mid-term exams are being given next week, but I have delayed it because of some event scheduling that has just become finalized. On the … Continue reading

Posted in Bass Trombone, Brass Quintet, Education, Euphonium, Higher Education, Performances, Recordings, Teaching Low Brass, Tenor Trombone, Trombone, Trombone Ensembles, Tuba, Tuba-Euphonium Ensembles

Trombone Ensembles versus Tuba-Euphonium Ensembles: Similarities and Differences

One of the great joys—and challenges—of my work at the University of Mississippi and in nearly all of my previous teaching positions is that I teach applied lessons on all of the low brass instruments (trombone, euphonium, and tuba). While … Continue reading

Posted in Alto Trombone, Bass Trombone, Doubling, Education, Euphonium, Higher Education, Music, Repertoire, Teaching Low Brass, Tenor Trombone, Trombone, Trombone Ensembles, Tuba, Tuba-Euphonium Ensembles