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2018 Shepherd Trombone Workshop

2018 Shepherd Trombone Workshop Faculty Biographies

Sunday, June 3, 2018
8:30AM to 5:30PM
Shepherd University Frank Arts Center

Shepherd University Department of Music is excited to announce the 2018 Shepherd Trombone Workshop to take place Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Frank Arts Center, featuring outstanding clinicians and distinguished guest artists. Participation in the day-long event is open to college freshmen through graduate students, high school students, middle-school students, and auditors interested in learning through observation. Download the registration form here.

COLLEGE DIVISION

2018 Shepherd Trombone Workshop is pleased to announce Christopher Reaves and Kaz Kruszewski as our featured artists and college division faculty. Come join them for a full day of tenor and bass trombone basics, masterclasses, and a faculty recital. Christopher and Kaz are both presently members of premiere military ensembles in Washington, D.C., and have worked with top symphony orchestras around the country.

The college division of the workshop is open to undergraduate and graduate trombonists. Participants will receive group and individual instruction from Reaves and Kruszewski as well as perform for one another in a masterclass setting while being coached by the faculty. College division participants can expect to work on improving their playing fundamentals, musicianship, and audition preparation techniques under the guidance of our distinguished faculty. Additionally, participants will rehearse and perform as a trombone choir led by Dr. Scott Hippensteel or Brian Hinkley.

AUDITION

College division participants are all required to audition for placement in the trombone choirs. The college applicant with the highest-scoring audition recording will be invited to play in the faculty recital and will be announced as the winner of the 2018 STW Competition. Please record and upload one movement or large section of the suggested pieces to a streaming service or cloud storage/sharing site and send to jmart01@shepherd.edu after registering for the workshop. (Accompaniment is optional)

Tenor Trombone
Launy Grøndahl- Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra
Paul Hindemith – Sonata
Ferdinand David – Concertino, Op. 4

Bass Trombone
J. S. Bach – Sarabande from Cello Suite #2
Alexander Lebedev – Concerto in one movement
John Williams – Tuba Concerto

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

Shepherd Trombone 2018 Workshop is pleased to announce Prof. James Martin and Corey Sansolo as our featured artists and high school division faculty. Come join them for a full day of trombone choir, tenor and bass trombone basics, masterclasses, and a faculty recital. Martin and Sansolo regularly work with area orchestras like National Philharmonic, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, and the American Pops Orchestra and have taught extensively throughout the greater Washington, DC, area for many years.

The high school division of the 2018 workshop is open to trombonists entering grades 9 through 12. High school division participants can expect to improve their technique, musicianship, and audition preparation. Participants will also rehearse and perform in a trombone choir under the direction of Nathaniel Lease.

MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION

Shepherd Trombone 2018 Workshop is pleased to announce Dr. Kris Danielsen and brass composer Frank Gulino as our featured artists and middle school division faculty. Come join them for a full day of trombone instruction, masterclasses, and a faculty recital.

The middle school division of the 2018 workshop is open to trombonists entering grades 6 through 8. Middle school division participants can expect to improve their technique, musicianship, and practice strategies. The middle school division will include a group warm-up, a studio class covering topics such as practice habits and trombone fundamentals, and an opportunity for students to perform for one another while being coached by our middle school division faculty.

AUDITORS

Any person from the community interested in trombone playing or teaching is welcome to register as an auditor to the workshop. Auditors are free to roam about and observe all sessions in the college, high school, and middle school divisions of the workshop.

COST

Participant – $65 (includes lunch) if registered by April 30

Auditor – $35 (Includes lunch) if registered by April 30
After April 30, 2018 participant registration fee is $90, and auditor fee is $50.

Download the registration form here.

For more information please contact James Martin at jmart01@shepherd.edu