UW-Whitewater Trombone Day

UW-Whitewater will host Trombone Day from 10:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. at the Light Recital Hall in the Greenhill Center of the Arts Building. Middle school trombonists (grades 7-8), high school trombonists (grades 9-12), college trombonists, adult-amateur and professional level trombonists are all eligible to participate in University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's Trombone Day. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater alumni are also welcome to participate in the day's events.   This camp is available to all ages. 

Date: Sunday, January 27, 2019

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Registrations accepted online until noon on 1/25/19. We do accept walk up registrations at event check-in, if space is available.

Fee: $40

Fees Include

The fee covers your ticket to guest artist' recital, master class, case sticker, polishing cloth, materials, all of the day's event's and insurance.

Refunds

All registrant accounts must be paid in full three weeks (21 days) prior to the start of event. Registrants with outstanding balances after payment is due in full are subject to being removed from the event roster without refund. Please contact Continuing Education Services at cesevents@uww.edu prior to this deadline if extenuating circumstances prevent you from completing a payment.

In the event of a cancellation, Continuing Education Services should be notified no later than 21 days before the start of the event session in order to receive a refund, less 20% administrative fee. Cancellation request received less than 21 days from the start of camp will receive a refund minus 50% late cancellation fee of event cost. Cancellations due to medical reasons will receive a full refund, less the 20% administrative fee, if the cancellation is requested and medical documentation is provided prior to the start of event. Valid medical cancellations must include a signed letter from a licensed physician to qualify. NO REFUNDS will be given for withdrawal due to early departures, disciplinary reasons or no show after the event has started.

All cancellation requests must be submitted to cesevents@uww.edu; provide registrant’s name, camp and medical documentation, if applicable. Refunds will be returned to name an address of payer.

We reserve the right to cancel any event due to low enrollment; in such as case, all fees paid will be refunded.

What to Bring

  • Trombone
  • Friends and Family
  • Bag lunch or money to purchase lunch.  Plenty of restaurants are within walking distance

Check In

Participants can check-in at 9:15 a.m. at Greenhill Center of the Arts, Atrium.

Driving Directions

Directions to the campus can be found online by clicking here. A campus map can be found here.

Parking

Parking permits are required on all vehicles parked on campus at all times, with the exception of 5 p.m. Fridays to 11:00 p.m. Sundays.  More information on parking is on the Visitor Center website.

Registration Terms & Conditions

By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. Please review the Registration Terms and Conditions for more details.

Be aware that we advise you to leave all non-essential, portable electronic devices at home (iPod, Fitbit, cell phones, etc), but ultimately it is your decision. We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items and we do not have open Wi-Fi for electronic devices.

Activities

  • Participate in one of the Trombone Choirs
  • Recital by Brittany Lasch
  • Master class by Brittany Lasch
  • Group warm-up session with Dr. Michael Dugan
  • Shop the exhibit area for instruments, sheet music and accessories
  • Final concert featuring the Participant Trombone Choirs

Skill Levels

Ensemble placement for the final concert will be based on ability level (i.e. middle school, high school, college, adult-amateur, professional).

Typical Daily Schedule

9:15 - 10:00 a.m. Check In and Registration
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Group Warm-up Sessions
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Rehearsal
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Break
1:00 - 1:50 p.m. Rehearsal
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Guest Artist Recital
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Guest Artist Master Class
5:00 - 5:45 p.m. Visit Vendors
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Final Concert

 

*All times are subject to change, the pre-camp info will have the accurate schedule


2019 Featured Artist

Brittany Lasch

Brittany Lasch

As the Second Place winner of the 2017-2018 American Prize, Trombonist Brittany Lasch has appeared as soloist with the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own”, the Queens Symphony, the National Repertory Orchestra, and the Manhattan School of Music Philharmonia. With playing described as “masterful” (Syracuse Post-Standard), Brittany is the Assistant Professor of Trombone at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Brittany was also recently appointed Principal Trombone of the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra at the Detroit Opera House and will begin her position at the start of the 2018-2019 season.

Brittany was a winner of Astral Artist’s 2017 National Auditions. Additionally, she was the winner of the 2015 National Collegiate Solo Competition hosted by the U.S. Army Band, the 2010 Eisenberg-Fried Brass Concerto Competition and she was the recipient of the Zulalian Foundation Award in 2014. Her trombone quartet Boston Based was named the winner of the 2017 International Trombone Association’s Quartet Competition.

Brittany was a finalist in the 2015 International Trombone Association Frank Smith Solo Competition, and has received prizes from the 2015 Enkor Woodwind, Brass and Percussion Competition, the 2010 Queens Symphony Young Soloist Competition, and the 2006 International Women’s Brass Conference Competition, as well as the International Trombone Association’s Larry Wiehe Solo Competition and Gilberto Gagliardi Competition. Upon graduation from the Manhattan School of Music, she received the coveted John Clark Award for outstanding accomplishment in Brass Performance.

Brittany has performed with a variety of ensembles, including the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, the Rodney Marsalis Big Brass, the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Vermont Symphony, Albany Symphony, Springfield Symphony, Symphoria, Bangor Symphony Orchestra, and the New World Symphony in Miami Beach. She participated in the Verbier Festival Orchestra for two summers, and has also appeared at the Spoleto USA Festival, Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan, the Castleton Festival, in the National Repertory Orchestra, and at the Aspen Music Festival. She has also been a participant in the prestigious Alessi Trombone Seminar in Fossano, Italy, and in the Summer Trombone Workshop at Temple University.

A native of Park Ridge, Illinois, Brittany Lasch earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University, where she received the Brass Department Award. She also holds a Master of Music degree from Yale School of Music. With a deep commitment to education, she has been a featured teacher and performer at workshops such as the Midwest Trombone Tuba Euphonium Conference at Eastern Illinois University and Trombonafide in Wichita, Kansas. She has presented masterclasses at Youngstown State University, Louisiana State University, Towson University, and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Her principal teachers include Toby Oft, Scott Hartman, and Steve Norrell.

Check out Brittany Lasch website.


Staff

J. Michael Allsen

MichaelAllsen

Prof. J. Michael Allsen joined the UW-Whitewater faculty in 1996.  He holds a Ph.D in Musicology from UW-Madison, and is a specialist in Medieval and Renaissance music. Allsen has published several scholarly articles, reviews, and editions (including work in the International Trombone Association Journal), and is a contributor to the New Grove Dictionary, Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, and other reference works. He has written program notes for the Madison Symphony Orchestra since 1984 and today annotates for several other orchestras as well.  As a trombonist, Allsen has performed primarily with the Madison Symphony Orchestra, as the orchestra’s bass trombonist since 1990.  He has also played with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Sacra Sinfonia, and other orchestras, as well as dates with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra and Frank Sinatra, Jr., and occasional performances on sackbut.  Allsen also founded the Glenwood Moravian Trombone Choir and led the group in nearly 500 performances from 1983-2006.


Michael Dugan

Michael Dugan

Associate Professor, Michael Dugan, joined the music faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2009. Dr. Dugan is the Music Department Chairperson, teaches applied trombone, directs the Trombone Ensemble and plays in the Whitewater Brass Quintet. Recent engagements include the critically acclaimed Isthmus Brass, Milwaukee Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, as well as many fine regional orchestras throughout Wisconsin and Iowa.


Alex Rambo

Alex Rambo, a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater alumnus (2010), is the Instrumental Music Teacher at New London High School.  Alex is also one of the instructors at the UW-Whitewater Summer Band Camps.  Alex has previously taught in the Oshkosh and Fall River School Districts.  Alex is active as a freelance musician performing in groups across Wisconsin.  It is Alex’s desire for every student to develop a lasting appreciation of music, and to use music as a recreational and emotional outlet. Alex resides in Greenville with his wife Molly and dogs Bailey and Addy.


Sponsor

Edwards

Edwards Instrument Company
530 S Hwy H, Elkhorn, WI 53121

Insurance

Registrants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as accident insurance provided by the University is limited. Each registrant will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $10,000. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.

Special Notice

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

Registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. You will  be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events.  You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.