Category Archives: Conferences

My First ITEC…Not Really…but Kind Of

As was the case with my previous post, I’m writing this morning from a hotel room near Iowa City, where I am still attending the International Tuba-Euphonium Conference at the University of Iowa with my students. The University of Mississippi … Continue reading

Posted in Conferences, Euphonium, International Trombone Festival, International Tuba-Euphonium Conference, Oystein Baadsvik, Pedagogy, Performances, Teaching Low Brass, Tuba, Tuba-Euphonium Ensembles, University of Mississippi, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Summer Concerts and Activities Preview

While my usual practice for the past several years has been to take most or all of the summer off from blogging, this year I instead took a break for most of the month of May, and hope to write … Continue reading

Posted in Alto Trombone, American School Band Directors Association, Bass Trombone, ClarinetFest, Conferences, David Herring, Euphonium, Frank Gulino, International Tuba-Euphonium Conference, Michael Rowlett, Michael Wilkinson, Music, Performances, Teaching Low Brass, Tenor Trombone, Trombone, Tuba, University of Mississippi

Fall Concerts and Activities Preview

Once again this year I have a very full teaching load, with 28 applied students when high school and other private students are taken into account, 20 players in the University of Mississippi Trombone Ensemble, and 13 players in the … Continue reading

Posted in Alto Trombone, Bass Trombone, Bible, Christ Presbyterian Church of Oxford, Christian Education, Church, Conferences, Education, Euphonium, Music, NACWPI, North Carolina Trombone Festival, North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Northwest College Brass Festival, Pedagogy, Performances, Performing, Teaching Low Brass, Tenor Trombone, The Gideons International, Trombone, Tuba, University of Mississippi

Spring Concerts and Activities Preview

This post is a bit late in coming, I suppose (particularly since one of the events I will mention has already passed), but I think it is a good practice to use an occasional blog post to mention some important … Continue reading

Posted in Alto Trombone, Bass Trombone, Conferences, Education, Euphonium, Higher Education, Performances, Professional Organizations, Repertoire, Tenor Trombone, Trombone, Tuba, Tuba-Euphonium Ensembles

Three Overall Organizing Principles for Doublers

Regular readers of this blog are by now probably tired of posts about doubling, the last several of which have served in part to promote my recent book The Low Brass Player’s Guide to Doubling. I apologize for that and plan … Continue reading

Posted in Alto Trombone, Bass Trombone, Conferences, Daily Routine, Doubling, Euphonium, Low Brass Resources, Method Books, Micah Everett, Music, Performing, Playing Fundamentals, Practicing, Teaching Low Brass, Tenor Trombone, The Low Brass Player's Guide to Doubling, Trombone, Tuba

Professional Organizations: Why, and Which Ones?

As a teacher, I am sometimes too reticent to direct students to spend money, with the exception of necessary sheet music purchases. Knowing how much the price of tuition has increased since I was in school and how indebted many … Continue reading

Posted in Conferences, Education, Higher Education, Low Brass Resources, Online Resources, Professional Organizations, Teaching Low Brass

Spring Concerts and Activities Preview

After taking six of the past seven weeks “off” from blogging, I am glad to return to writing in this space. I hope that my little corner of the internet has been and will continue to be an “oasis of … Continue reading

Posted in Alto Trombone, Bass Trombone, Conferences, Doubling, Eastern Trombone Workshop, Education, Euphonium, Higher Education, Low Brass Resources, Music, Performances, Recordings, Teaching Low Brass, Tenor Trombone, Trombone, Trombone Ensembles, Tuba, Tuba-Euphonium Ensembles