2014 is already filling up with several exciting events and happenings for trombonists and lovers of music everywhere.
While there is no date to post regarding this first entry, I am able to report that a new and significant composition for bass trombone has been commissioned. Composer John Stevens has been recently commissioned by a consortium of bass trombonists, myself included, to write a sonata for bass trombone and piano. This effort, brilliantly spearheaded by Alan Carr, carries the backing of many friends and colleagues of the bass trombone persuasion. We all look forward to the birthing of this new composition at some point in the future.
The John Stevens Commission Consortium
The Eastern Trombone Workshop will feature the University of Maryland Trombone Choir in a program devoted to works selected from the Milton Stevens Collection. This special collection of material is archived within the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library at the University of Maryland at College Park.
This is a free performance and is open to the general public.
June 4 – 7, 2014
International Trombone Festival
The Eastman School of Music
Rochester, New York
I will be a featured artist at the 2014 International Trombone Festival at the Eastman School of Music. Events will include a solo recital, master class and solo appearance with The Eastman Wind Ensemble.