WSU Trombone Studio

Current Students


Bryan Gannon - Colorado Springs, CO

    Master of Music, Performance


Allen Mott - Mason, OH

    Music BA

Bradley Myers - Columbus, OH

    Music Education

AJ Emmons - Centerville, OH

    Music BA

Drew Gillum - Miamisburg, OH

   Music Education

David Wilson - Springfield, OH

    Music Education

Matthew Osborn - Miamisburg, OH

    Music Education

Elijah Gray - New Carlisle, OH

    Music Minor

    Social Work


Adam McCoy - Xenia, OH

    Music Education, 2019

Patrick Mercer - Beavercreek, OH

    Music Minor, 2017

    Statistics, 2019

    Date Standard Analyst, Medpace

Wyatt Heinz - Bellbrook, Ohio

    Music Education, 2018

    Assistant Band Director, Piqua High School

Brendon Sapp - Englewood, Ohio

    Music Education, 2018

    Music Teacher, Dayton Public Schools

Andrew Blake - Xenia, Ohio

    Music Performance, 2018

    Computer Science, 2018

    Graduate Teaching Assistant, Kent State University


Dominick Hatton - Fairfield, OH

   Music Minor, 2017

   Computer Engineering WSU

Katie Schmidt - Columbus, OH

   BM Music Education - 2017

   Elementary Music Teacher,

   Northridge Local  Schools 


Jennifer Phillips - Chillicothe, Ohio

    BM Music Education - 2014

    Teacher, Blue Ash Educational Building


William Giffin - Bellbrook, Ohio

    Music Minor, 2014

    Computer Science OSU, 2019


Michael Stipich - Beavercreek, Ohio

    Music Minor, 2013

    Self-Employed Mechanic


Stephanie Reed - Dayton, Ohio

     MM Education, 2013

     General Music Specialist, Mabry Elementary

     Tampa, Florida           


Dante Colding - Dayton, Ohio

     BM Music Education, 2012

     General Music Specialist,

     North Dayton School of Discovery


Daniel Hornbrook - Dayton, Ohio

     Music Minor, 2012

     Software Engineer, Valued Relationships, Inc.      


Bryan Sharpe - Kettering, Ohio

     BM Education, 2012

     Editorial Administrator - The Lorenz  Corp.

     WSU School of Music Outstanding Alumni

     Award Recipient 2017

     Musical Arranger - BsharpeAcapella

     Choral Director - Chaminade-Julienne HS

     Coral Program Staff - Centerville City Schools


RJ Cappa - Fairfield, Ohio

     BM Education, 2011

     MM Perf. University of Houston, 2013

     Director of Bands, Wharton Junior High, TX

Cameron Couch - Centerville, Ohio

     BM Performance, 2011

     MM Perf. University of Oklahoma, 2013

     MM Organ Building U. of Oklahoma, 2015

     Project Manager - Kegg Pipe Organ Builders


Dustin Malone - Dayton, Ohio

     BM Education, 2011

     K-8 Music and Band at Pathway School of                        Discovery – Dayton, OH 



Trombone Studio Guest Artists

Samuel Chen, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (2019)

Abbie Conant, International Performing Artist (2018)

Russ Zokaites, Moorhead State University  (2018)

Quaternity Trombone Quartet (2018)

2ManiDo (2017)

Blue Ridge Trombone Quartet (2017)

Mr. Schahar Israel, Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland State University (2017)

Blue Ridge Trombone Quartet (2017)

Dr. Jemmie Robertson, Eastern Illinois University, American Trombone Quartet (2017)

Elysian Trombone Consort (2017)

Mirari Brass Quintet (2017)

Ms. Megumi Kanda - Principal Trombone, Milwuakee Symphony Orchestra (2016)


Ms. Jan Kagarice - Musician's Wellness of North America, Retired Sr. Lecturer, University of North Texas (2015)

Mr. Anthony Weikel - Columbus, OH (April 2015)

Mr. Matthew Guilford - National Symphony Orchestra, University of Maryland (January 2015)

Dr. Bradley Kerns - University of Kentucky (October 2014)

Mr. Mark Kellogg - Rochester Philharmonic, Eastman School of Music (September 2014)

Dr. John MarcellusTrombone Professor - Eastman School of Music (Jan. 2014)

Mr. Chad ArnowBass Trombone - Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra (Nov. 2013)

Dr. Bruce Tychinski Trombone Professor – University of Deleware (Oct. 2013)


Mr. Ben Clymer 

Bass Trombone Artist  (2013)


Mr. Andrew Duncan

Trombone – United States Air Force Band of Flight (2012)


Mr. Timothy Smith

Trombone - Buffalo Philharmonic (2012)


Dr. William Mann

Professor of Trombone – Moorehead State University (2011)


Mr. Scott Hartman 

Professor of Trombone - Yale University

Millennium Brass Quintet (2011)


Ms. Ava Ordman

Professor of Trombone  - Michigan State University (2010)


Dr. Bryan Pkorney

Bass Trombone Artist (2009)


Dr. J. Michael Hall

Professor of Trombone - Old Dominion University (2008)


Dr. Michael Davidson

Professor of Trombone - University of Kansas (2008)



Do you want to support the WSU Trombone Studio?

Attend a Concert


Most concerts on campus are free and open to the public. You can learn more about the School of Music's performances at


Financial Support


It's easy to give online directly tot he WSU trombone studio at the following link. Resources are used for bringing in guest artists and purchasing music and equipment for the trombone studio.


Or, if you would prefer, you can mail a check made out to Wright State University with Trombone Studio Fund in the memo line to the following address:


Dr. Gretchen McNamara

Wright State University

Department of Music – CAC M219

3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy

Dayton, OH 45435



WSU Trombone Ensemble


The Wright State University Trombone Ensemble is open to students university wide regardless of major. In the most recent past students from the Engineering, Computer Science, and English departments have participated in the group. Music majors with trombone as their primary instrument are required to participate. Trombone Ensemble rehearses 1-2 times per week on Mondays and Wednesdsays. Please contact Dr. Gretchen McNamara if you are a non-major and have an interest in participating:


WSU Trombone Ensemble performing pre-concert music at Kuss Auditorium in Springfield, Ohio before the Springfield Sympohny Orchestra Concert (2016)

Megumi Kanda performing at the Seventh Annual Trombone Festival 

 (January 2016)

Roger Kaza and Matthew Guilford performing at the Sixth Annual Trombone Festival 

 (January 2015)

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