On Sunday, January 29, 2017, UW-Whitewater will host its fourth annual 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. Trombone Day 2017 will feature trombonist Brad Edwards.
- Participate in one of the Trombone Choirs
- Recital by Brad Edwards
- Master class by Brad Edwards
- 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.
Ensemble placement for the final concert will be based on ability level (i.e. middle school, high school, college, adult-amateur, professional).
What to Bring
- Friends and Family
- Bag lunch or money to purchase lunch. Plenty of restaurants are within walking distance of the Center of the Arts
|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.||Brad Edwards Recital|
|3:30 - 5:00 p.m.||Brad Edwards Master Class|
|5:00 - 5:45 p.m.||Visit Vendors|
|6:00 - 7:00 p.m.||Final Concert|
Featured Arist: Brad Edwards
Trombonist Brad Edwards has appeared as a soloist before audiences in the United States and Europe. He has twice played concerti with the Army Band at the American Trombone Workshop. Audiophile magazine praised his CD, Trombone And…” saying, “The performances are all excellent.”
Dr. Edwards teaches at Arizona State University and has previously taught at the Universities of South Carolina and the Northern Iowa. He is best known for his pedagogical books including, Lip Slurs, Lip Slur Melodies as well as the Trombone Craft and Simply Singing for Winds series. More recently, he has been composing audition solos for woodwinds and brass. These can be found at AuditionSolos.com.
Dr. Edwards has been a member of the Air Force Band in Washington D.C. and has held positions as Principal Trombonist with a number of regional orchestras. He has performed with the Baltimore Symphony, National Symphony brass section as well as the Charlotte and Charleston symphonies as well.
Dr. Edwards holds degrees from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Hartt School of Music. His primary teachers have been Jim Olin, Tony Chipurn, Ronald Borror and Henry Schmidt. He has also studied with Joseph Alessi, Arnold Jacobs, Dave Fedderly and Milt Stevens.
For more information as well as resources, please visit the BoneZone.org website.
$25.00 covers your ticket to Dr. Edwards' recital, master class, materials and all of the day’s events.
Permits are not required, to park in campus lots, on the weekends. You may park in Lot 1 for free. More information on parking can be found on the Visitor Center website.
A campus map can be found here. Greenhill Center of the Arts is labeled “CA” and can be located near A2 on the map.
J. Michael Allsen
J. Michael Allsen teaches Music History I (Medieval/ Renaissance) and several General Studies courses offered by the Music Department. An active performer, he is bass trombonist with the Madison Symphony Orchestra and freelances with other classical and jazz ensembles in Wisconsin. Allsen received the College of Arts and Communication Excellence Award for teaching in 1998 and 2005, and in 2004 he received the College’s Excellence Award for research. Since 2001, he has served as an artist-in-residence (sackbut) and music historian at the Madison Early Music Festival.
Michael Dugan, a native of St. Charles, Illinois, is one of the newest faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Michael teaches applied trombone, plays with the Whitewater Brass Quintet, directs the trombone ensemble and jazz ensemble two. In addition to his teaching duties, Dugan is an active freelance artist in the Upper-Midwest. Dugan has recently performed with the Milwaukee Symphony, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Madison Symphony, Green Bay Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Isthmus Brass Ensemble. Dugan is an artist/clinician for Edwards Trombones.
Alex Rambo, a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater alumnus, is the band director at South Park Middle School in Oshkosh. Alex is also one of the instructors at the UW-Whitewater Summer Band Camp and formerly the instrumental music teacher for the Fall River School District. It is Mr. Rambo’s desire for every student to develop a lasting appreciation of music, and to use music as a recreational and emtional outlet. Mr. Rambo resides in the Fox Valley area with his wife Molly and dog Bailey.
Each camper will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $7,500 and $300 maximum dental insurance. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.
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