WSU Trombone Studio

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Current Students

  • AJ Emmons - Centerville, OH (Music BA)

  • Ashley Straley - Wilmington, OH (Music Education)

  • Bradley Myers - Fairfield, OH (Music Education)

  • Brayden Lovely - Beavercreek, OH (Music Performance)

  • Drew Gillum - Miamisburg, OH (Music Education)

  • David Wilson - Springfield, OH (Music Education)

  • Elijah Gray - New Carlisle, OH (Music Education)

  • Jacob Wynn - Xenia, OH (Music Performance)

  • Matthew Osborn - Miamisburg, OH (Music Education)

Alumni

Bryan Gannon - Colorado Springs, CO

    MM - Trombone Performance, 2020

    USAF Band of Flight

 

Allen Mott - Mason, OH

    BA - Music, 2020

 

Adam McCoy - Xenia, OH

    BM Education, 2019

    Graduate Studies Western Michigan University -  

    Trombone Performance

Wyatt Heinz - Bellbrook, Ohio

    BM Eduation, 2018

    Assistant Band Director, Piqua High School

Brendon Sapp - Englewood, Ohio

    BM Education, 2018

    Music Teacher, Dayton Public Schools

    Graduate Studies - VanderCook University - Music Education

Andrew Blake - Xenia, Ohio

    BM Performance, 2018

    Computer Science, 2018

    Master of Music, Kent State University - 2020

    Theory and Composition

    Doctoral Studies Eastman School of Music

 

Dominick Hatton - Fairfield, OH

   Music Minor, 2017

   Computer Engineering WSU

 

Patrick Mercer - Beavercreek, OH

    Music Minor, 2017

    Statistics, 2019

    Date Standard Analyst, Medpace

 

Katie Schmidt - Columbus, OH

   BM Music Education - 2017

   Elementary Music Teacher,

   Northridge Local  Schools 

 

Jennifer Phillips - Chillicothe, Ohio

    BM Music Education - 2014

    Music Teacher - Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy

 

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, Rockport-Fulton MS, 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

Elisabeth Shafer, University of Akron (2020)

Spirit of Freedom Brass Quintet USAF Band of Flight (2020)

Seraph Brass (2020)

Cristian Ganicenco, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (2020)

Lucas Caspar, Bass Trombone Artist (2019)

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)

 

 

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 

 

www.wright.edu/music

 

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.

 

www.wright.edu/give/trombonestudio

 

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:

 

gretchen.mcnamara@wright.edu

 

Wright State University

Brass Festival January 2020

Pro Brass Choir Performance

Cincinnati Symphony Principal Brass Musicians, Spirit of Freedom Brass Quintet, WSU Brass Faculty

Dr. Elisabeth Shafer  Master Class (March 2020)

Donna Parkes

 Louisville Symphony Orchestra

with the WSU Trombone Quartet  

January 2018

Megumi Kanda performing at the Seventh Annual Trombone Festival 

January 2016

Roger Kaza and Matthew Guilford

Sixth Annual Trombone Festival 

January 2015

Schahar Israel

Cleveland Symphony Orchestra

WSU Trombone Festival

January 2017

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