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2017 Trombone Day has Concluded.

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music-noteTrombone Day

On Sunday, January 29, 2017, 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. 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.


Skill Levels

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


What to Bring

  • Trombone
  • 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


Cost Information

$25.00 covers your ticket to Dr. Edwards' recital, master class, materials and all of the day’s events.


Parking Information

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

Prof. J. Michael Allsen joined the UWW 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

Associate Professor, Michael Dugan, a native of St. Charles, Illinois, 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.

In addition to his teaching duties, Dugan is an active freelance artist in the Upper Midwest. 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. Other recent performances include the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, the Intergalactic Contemporary Ensemble, Thunder Bay (Ontario) Symphony, Elvis Costello, Audra McDonald, Doc Severinsen, Johnny Mathis, Irish Tenors, and The Four Tops in various capacities.

From 2001-2005, Michael was a member of the United States Air Force Band of Liberty. During his tenure with the Band of Liberty, Michael was the featured trombone soloist with the Concert Band, and the Colonial Brass Quintet. His other performance assignments included the Band of Liberty Jazz Ambassadors and Ceremonial Band.

Dugan’s formal education includes a DMA from the University of Minnesota, where he also holds a Master of Music degree. Prior to his study with Tom Ashworth at the University of Minnesota, Dugan received his undergraduate degree from DePaul University in Chicago, where he studied with Mark Fisher, Charles Vernon and Edward Kocher. Other pedagogical influences include Ed Zadrozny, Kari Sundstrom and Doug Wright. Dugan is an Edwards performing artist.

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 emtional outlet. Alex resides in Greenville with his wife Molly and dogs Bailey and Addy.



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.


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.

I understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. I agree 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. I relinquish all rights that I may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.