Thursday, July 21, 2011

Trombone Seminar at UA

The following is a message from The University of Alabama School of Music. Our trombonists might be particularly interested in attending these events, though it would require an evening drive to Tuscaloosa and back to our band camp. Here's the info:

Kicking off the 2011/2012 school year is the 2011 Alessi Seminar. UA is hosting the New York Philharmonic’s Principal Trombonist for one week (July 29-August 6) as he conducts master classes and lectures. For placement, inquiry or information regarding master classes, cost of participation or auditor positions, please visit or email at

From Monday August 1 until Friday, August 5, The Alessi Seminar will feature five concerts which will take place in the Moody Music Building on the campus of The University of Alabama. All concerts are free and open to the public. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, August 1

Joseph Alessi, trombone

Martha Locker, piano

Concert Hall - 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 2

Trombones de Costa Rica

Concert Hall - 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 3

Alessi Seminar Quartet Night

Concert Hall - 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 4

Alessi Seminar Participants Recital

Concert Hall - 7:30 p.m.

Friday, August 5

Alessi Seminar Trombone Choirs

Concert Hall - 2:00 p.m.

On Friday, August 5, the final concert there will feature two world premiere compositions. Both pieces are dedicated in honor of the April 27, 2011 tornado victims. One piece, written for trombone choir, was composed by former UA student Anthony Barfield. A solo trombone piece was written for UA Trombone professor, Dr. Jon Whitaker, by Nicola Ferro.