University Faculty Showcase

*Pictured above, Dr. Deb Scott, Stephen F Austin State University (TX)

New for 2018!

The ITF is excited to announce the University Faculty Showcase, an all-new recital series aimed at celebrating the artistry, diversity, and vision of collegiate teachers from around the US and the world!

College teachers have long been the backbone of the ITF organization, and serve as the lifeblood of the trombone community worldwide.  From expanding repertoire to pushing the envelop on performance techniques, to training the next generation of teachers, performers, and enthusiasts, college teachers bring an energy, enthusiasm, and expertise to the ITF that we are excited to celebrate and share!

The following teaching artists were chosen by a competitive, peer-reviewed application process, and will be featured at the 2018 International Trombone Festival in one of four afternoon Showcase Recitals.  

Nathan Dishman, Morehead State University: Raleigh Dailey, “Conversations”

Evan Conroy, Southern University, and Chris Van Hof, Ball State University: New compositions for tenor and bass trombone with electronics

Eric Henson, Limestone College: Ryan Williams, ” It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time”

Jonathan Whitaker, University of Alabama: David Wilbon, “A Gift to Little G”

Chad Arnow, University of Dayton, and Nathan Siler, Eastern Kentucky University: Vaclav Nelhybel, “Concertato for Tenor Trombone, Bass Trombone, Three Percussion, and Piano”

Phillip Martinson, Southwestern Oklahoma State University: Nicole Chamberlain, “Wail for Flute & Trombone”

Paul Hunt, University of Kansas: Paul Hunt, “Pyerygoid Walk”

Scott Anderson, University of Nebraska: Randall Snyder, “Following Lee Konitz (based on writing of Jack Kerouac)”

Erik Shinn, University of Florida: James M David, “Sonata for Bass Trombone”

Bruce Tychinski, University of Delaware: Blenheim Trio New Repertoire

Mark Babbitt, Illinois State University: Anthony Plog, “Postcards III for unaccompanied Trombone”

Timothy Conner, Frost School of Music at the University of Miami: Bret Battey, “Retrocoagulant Vox”

Deb Scott, Stephen F Austin State University: Stephen Lias, “River Runner”

William Mann, Georgia State University: Barbara York, “A Caged Bird”

Jeremy Marks, University of Louisiana at Monroe: David Wilborn, “Concertino for Tenor Trombone with F-Attachment”

Rai Morales, Texas A&M Corpus Christi: Dr. Ross Bernhardt, “Coastal Cities”

Chris Buckholz, University of New Mexico: “Improvisation #1”

Matthew Russo, University of Connecticut: Ted King-Smith, “Life and Death on a Spinning Disk”

Cory Mixdorf, University of Arkansas: Joe Buono, “Elegy for Trombone and Piano”

Jemmie Robertson, University of Florida: Mark Rheaume, “Concerto for Trombone and Piano” *world premeire*

Aaron Wilson, Brandon University: Kenley Kristofferson, “O Magnum Lux”

Zsolt Szabo, Western Carolina University: James Naigus – WORLD PREMIERE

Justin Cook, University of Central Arkansas, Karen Marston, Mount San Antonio College, Jason Hausback, Missouri State University, Deb Scott, Stephen F Austin State University: Isiah Castro, Trombone Quartet (with electronics)

See you in Iowa City!