Trombone Day 2010
Brochure & Registration
Please register by Friday, January 22, 2010
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About Trombone Day
On Sunday, January 31, 2010, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will host its first ever Trombone Day from 10:00 am - 6:30 pm at the Light Recital Hall in the Greenhill Center of the Arts Building.
High school trombonists (grades 9-12), college trombonists, adult-amateur and professional level trombonists are all eligible to participate in the UW-W Trombone Day. UW-W alumni are also welcome to participate in the Trombone Day events.
Trombone Day 2010 will feature R. Douglas Wright, principal trombonist of the Minnesota Orchestra. Mr. Wright will perform a full recital, present a master class, and perform a solo with the UW-W Trombone Ensemble.
Melk Music will be on hand with a great selection of Bach Trombones for you to try or purchase.
Christan Griego, from Griego Mouthpieces will also be on hand should you want to play test or purchase a mouthpiece.
Registration Fee: $20.00
The $20.00 covers your ticket to Mr. Wright’s recital, master class, materials and all of the day’s events.
Ensemble placement for the final concert will be based on ability level (i.e. high school, college, adult-amateur, professional).
- 10:00 am - Check-In
- 10:30 am - Warm-Up session with Dr. Dugan
- 10:00 am - Trombone Ensemble Rehearsals
- 12:00 pm - Lunch (on your own)
- 1:00 pm - Trombone Ensemble Rehearsals
- 2:15 pm - Doug Wright Recital
- 3:15-3:45 pm - Break
- 3:45 pm - Doug Wright master class
- 5:30 pm - Final Concert (free and open to the public)
What Should You Bring?
- Friends and Family
- Bag lunch or money to purchase lunch. Plenty of restaurants are within walking distance of the Center of the Arts.
Featured Artist and Faculty
R. Douglas Wright
R. Douglas Wright, the Minnesota Orchestra’s principal trombone since 1995, was featured as soloist in April 2007 in Kalevi Aho’s Symphony No. 9 for Trombone and Orchestra, which he reprised during Sommerfest 2008. Wright has performed a variety of trombone concertos with the Orchestra, and in 2002 gave the world premiere performances of Kurt Schwertsik’s Trombone Concerto, a work written for him.
Prior to joining the Minnesota Orchestra, Wright was a member of the Empire Brass Quintet, performing concerts and teaching master classes around the world. He has served as principal trombone of the Cleveland Orchestra, assistant principal trombone of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, second trombone of the Boston Pops Orchestra and principal trombone of the Rhode Island Philharmonic. An active chamber musician, Wright performs frequently in Sommerfest chamber concerts, as well as in solo recitals.
Wright received his training at the New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Norman Bolter. He holds a master’s degree from Boston University, where he has also served as adjunct professor of trombone. A committed educator and Selmer clinician, Wright has given recitals and master classes throughout the United States and abroad.
Wright’s work is heard on recordings of the Minnesota Orchestra, Boston Pops and Boston Symphony Orchestras, as well as the Empire Brass. In a brief departure from his concert and orchestral role, he also appeared in an MTV music video with the rock group Aerosmith.
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 members 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.
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.
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