Indiana 2019 Presenters

The International Trombone Festival is honored to feature researchers, pedagogues, and performers from around the world.  ITF Presenters are chosen through a rigorous, peer-reviewed application process, and represent the highest level of achievement in their respective areas of expertise.  We are proud to give these excellent teachers, performers, and scholars a premiere stage at the ITF.  Be sure to catch these incredible concerts, poster sessions, lectures, and presentations on this summer’s program!

2019 International Trombone Festival Presenters



Mark Kellogg, Professor of Trombone, Eastman School of Music,
with Priscilla Yuen, piano
A Celebration of Solo Trombone Repertoire from the Eastman School of Music

Julia Broome-Robinson, DMA Student, Arizona State University
Nadia Boulanger: Songs

Jaime Morales-Matos, Professor of Trombone, Miami University (OH)
Music from Latin America

John Romero, Principal Trombone, New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Solo Recital

Dr. Sarah Paradis, Professor of Trombone, Boise State University
Mirari Brass Quintet Recital

Stephen Ivany, Professor of Trombone, East Carolina University,
with Dr. Jarrod Williams, Professor of Tuba, East Carolina University
Loud and Louder – Cimbasso and Trombone

James Albrecht, Professor of Trombone, University of Nevada, Reno
Premiere of Sonta for Trombone and Piano by Robert Brownlow


Brian Santero, Principal Trombonist, New York City Ballet
Nick Schwartz, Principal Bass Trombone, New York City Ballet
Music From Dance

Russ Zokaites, Professor of Trombone, Morehead State University,
with the Morehead State University Faculty Chamber Ensemble
The Wild Called Maxx

Dr. Joseph L. Jefferson, Professor of Trombone, Southeast Missouri State University,
with Dr. Joseph L. Jefferson. Dr. Keith Jackson, Dr. Javier Stuppard, Dr. Oscar Diaz, Emmett Goods, Charlie Tetkoski, and Dr. Derek Molacek
Sacred African American Music – Shout Band Tradition

The Central Ohio Brass Band, Jessica Sneeringer, Director
with Brett Baker, Soloist
Solo Trombone and the Brass Band: A Historical Overview with Brett Baker

William Haugeberg, Professor of Trombone, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley,
with the UTRGV Faculty String Quartet
Strings and Things: A survey and Performance of Literature for Trombone and String Quartet

Tony Baker, University of North Texas/Dallas Opera Orchestra
David Begnoche, Texas Christian University/Dallas Opera Orchestra
Dennis Bubert, Univerity of Texas, Arlington /Fort Worth Symphony Paul Compton, Oklahoma State University
Jimmy Clark, Texas A&M University/Dallas Winds
James Decker, Texas Tech University
Barney McCollum, Dallas Winds
Donny Pinson, Del Mar College
8x8x8, Red River Trombones

Timothy Anderson, Associate Professor of Trombone, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music
Dr. Chad Arnow, Assistant Professor of Trombone, University of Dayton
Dr. Brett Shuster, Professor of Trombone, University of Louisville
Dr. Nathan Siler, Assistant Professor of Trombone, Eastern Kentucky University
Elysian Trombone Consort


David Wilborn, Associate Professor of Music, Texas A&M University,
with composers Thomas Zugger, Frank Gulino, and Lauren Bernofsky
Composition and the State of Literature for the Modern Trombone

Jeff Dunn, Private Instructor, Tomball ISD (Texas),
with Ben David Aronson & Matthew Halbert
Creating Opportunities for Young Trombonists

Jeff Dunn, Private Instructor, Tomball ISD (Texas),
with Tom Riccobono, Noel Wallace,
Ben David Aronson, & Matthew Halbert
Dr. Karen Marston, Moderator
Panel Discussion: Teaching the Next Generation

The Hebron High School Trombone Octet, Noel Wallace, Director
The Utilization of Trombone Ensembles in the High School Band Curriculum


Dr. Paul Brewer, Director of Bands, Aquinas College
The Jazz Trombone Soloist: Studies for Interpretation and Improvisation

Dr. Aric Schneller, Director of Jazz Studies, Sam Houston State University
Jazz Improvisation: Anyone Can Do It!

Derek James Molacek, Iowa Western Community College
Becoming a Master of Styles:  How to Adapt Your Trombone Sound for ANY Performance Situation


Timothy Conner, Associate Professor of Practice, University of Miami
The Mindfulness Buzz: Finding Focus in a Distracting World

Dr. Jason Sulliman, Assistant Professor of Trombone, Troy University
Wellness and Injury Prevention for Trombonists


Dr. Jeremy Marks, Assistant Professor of Trombone, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
A Trombonist’s Guide to Bass Trumpet and its Excerpts

Dr. Mark Babbitt, Professor of Trombone, Illinois State University
Bach Suites: strategies and resources for shaping a meaningful interpretation

Dr. Michelle Flowers, Professor of Trombone, Texas Womens University
Confronting the Enemy Within: Is Self-handicapping Holding You or Your Students Back?

Dr. Jason Sulliman, Assistant Professor of Trombone, Troy University
Penny Wise and Pound Foolish: 21st-Century Strategies for Getting the Most out of Your Practice and Rehearsal Time

Adam Bregman, Graduate Student, University of Southern California
Sack-what? The Trombone before Beethoven

Emmy Rozanski, Teaching Artist, Systema Rivinia
Beyond the Notes: Cultivating a Growth Mindset in Yourself and Your Students

Dillon Downey, Graduate Student, Eastman School of Music
Dr. Michelle Flowers, Professor of Trombone, Texas Womens University
Playing the Trombone “Vocally”: The Process and Benefits of Implementing the Vocal Repertoire in Instrumental Studies

Joseph W. Frye, Associate Professor of Trombone, University of Tennessee at Martin
Tablet Technology for Trombonists

See you in Muncie!