Camps and Conferences
Trombone Day

UW-Whitewater Trombone Day

Save the Date | January 30, 2022


UW-Whitewater will host Trombone Day.  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 middle school - adults. 

Date: Sunday, January 26, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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Registrations accepted online until noon on 1/24/20. We do accept walk up registrations at event check-in, if space is available.  Walk-up registration details available here after the online registration closes.

Fee: $40

Fees Include

The fee covers your ticket to guest artist' recital, master class, t-shirt*, materials, all of the day's event's and insurance.

*T-shirts guarenteed if registered by 01/10/20.

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.

Received an Award, Sponsorship or Discount?

For those participants who will be receiving a sponsorship to attend this event: Register and use the promo code your sponsor gave you. The sponsorship will be deducted from your invoice.  Any remaining balance remains the participant's responsibility. Any cancellations will result in the sponsorship funds being returned to the supporting organization.

Any qualifying discounts given by the event will not be applied after you have paid in full. Be sure to use the promo code at check out to receive your discount. You will be charged if you do not qualify for requested discount at the start of event.

A processing fee will be assessed if a refund is issued due to overpayment on your account.

Questions, received an award/scholarship without a promo code or want to use two promo codes? Please call Continuing Education Services at 262-472-3165 or email cesevents@uww.edu.

Want to Sponsor a Registrant?

You can sponsor a registrant and cover all or partial fees. We have received requests in the past from schools, companies, organizations, friends and family members that would like to send their chosen registrant to a specific event. If you would like to sponsor a registrant, you can request a promo code that you may give to your chosen registrant. Click here for more details.

Martin McCain

Martin McCain

“He commands technical facility as a bass trombonist…executes the material on both discs with conviction…his attack is agile and his sound robust…”  Textura Magazine (Canada)

Bass trombonist and Global Music Award Gold Medal Winner Martin McCain enjoys a career that spans an impressive scope of genres. A third-generation musician, he maintains a versatile performance schedule as a soloist, recording artist, chamber, orchestral, jazz/commercial musician and educator. According to the International Trombone Association Journal, his playing has been described as "solid and masterful". McCain is in high demand as a performer and clinician throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia. His performances and arrangements have been broadcast on Austin, Knoxville, Tucson, Chicago, Toronto and Hong Kong's radio stations in addition to NPR's "Performance Today". Martin has appeared as a guest artist at the International Trombone Festival, Great American Brass Band Festival, Zagreb Brass Festival, Brazilian Trombone Festival and American Trombone Workshop. He is the leader of the award-winning jazz trombone ensemble, JazzBonez and a member of the highly-acclaimed Minor 4th Trombone Quartet. Martin regularly performs in recital programs both as a soloist and as the McCain Duo with his wife, pianist Artina McCain. As an orchestral musician, Martin holds the position of Principal Bass Trombone for the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra. McCain regularly performs with the IRIS Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, Austin Symphony and Memphis Symphony Orchestra in addition to several summer festival orchestras. He has performed with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Amarillo Symphony, Charleston Symphony Orchestra and many regional orchestras. As a jazz/commercial musician, he performs with the NOW Jazz Orchestra, Gabriel Santiago Orchestra, Memphis Jazz Orchestra and several national touring ensembles.

Martin was a prize - winner twice in both the International Trombone Association's Donald Yaxley Solo Bass Trombone Competition and Kai Winding Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition and twice in both of the American Trombone Workshop's National Bass Trombone Solo Competition and Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition. He has been a featured soloist with the Croatian Army Wind Band, United States Army Concert Band "Pershing's Own" and the United States Army Brass Quintet. In addition to being heard on various recordings on the Summit Records, Naxos and Equilibrium labels, Martin has released three solo CDs Trombone Czar: Russian Treasures Recorded Live! (2012), Shades (2014) and Trombone Czar: The Extended Version (2015). Other recording credits include numerous movie and videogame soundtracks in addition to commercial jingles. He is a four-time winner of the Global Music Awards and was featured as their “Emerging Artist” in an edition of Billboard magazine.

Martin is an Artist/Teacher of Trombone and the youngest faculty member to hold the rank of full professor at Texas State University. Under his leadership, the Trombone Choir and Jazz Trombone Ensembles have been invited to perform at the International Trombone Festival, American Trombone Workshop, Big 12 Trombone Conference and Texas Music Educators Association Convention on numerous occasions and have released two commercial recordings. Dr. McCain’s students have also been extremely successful in solo and ensemble competitions including the International Trombone Association competitions, the American Trombone Workshop competitions and the Big 12 Trombone Solo Competitions. In recognition of his teaching, he has received several citations including the 2019 College Achievement Award in Teaching, the 2016 Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 2013 Dean Nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. His students have been accepted into some of the nation's most prestigious graduate programs such as the Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music, Yale University, Northwestern University, Manhattan School of Music and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. In addition to his duties at Texas State, Martin spends the summer on the faculty for the Austin Chamber Music Festival, Interharmony International Music Festival (Italy), Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, PRIZM International Chamber Music Festival, SliderAsia Music Festival (Hong Kong) and the English Brass Academy (Croatia).

Martin McCain is a performing artist for S.E. Shires, Reunion Blues Gig Bags and plays on the "McCain" signature mouthpiece series manufactured by Pickett Brass.

For more information, visit www.martinmccain.com.


What to Bring

  • Trombone
  • Friends and Family
  • Bag lunch or money to purchase lunch (restaurants are within walking distance)

Check In

Participants can check-in at 9:30 a.m. at Greenhill Center of the Arts, Atrium.

Confirmation Emails

Once you register a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact cesevents@uww.edu if you do not receive this confirmation email. Historically email accounts used from centurytel.net and wi.rr.com are blocked from receiving notifications from us or may end up in your spam folder. You are able to register using these accounts; however, you will not receive emails from us. Please make sure you have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.

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.

Activities

  • Participate in one of the Trombone Choirs
  • Recital by Featured Artist
  • Master class by Featured Artist
  • 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).

Schedule

9:30 - 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.


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

S.E. Shires Company

S.E. Shires Company
www.seshires.com

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.