Joseph Alessi, principal trombonist of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, will be featured as the conference guest artist.
Texas Tech University will host the Big 12 Trombone Conference Jan. 20-22 at the School of Music. The event will include a concert and masterclass led by featured guest artist Joseph Alessi, principal trombonist of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
Registration for the three-day conference begins at 5 p.m. Friday (Jan. 20) in the Hemmle Recital Hall lobby, followed at 7 p.m. by a welcome concert featuring trombone choirs from Texas Tech and the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley.
In addition to a masterclass at 10:30 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 21), Alessi's feature recital
at will take place at 8 p.m. The conference will close after a noon performance Sunday
(Jan. 22) by the Texas Select Trombone Quartet.
Trombone artists and professors from Big 12 universities and beyond will offer clinics and presentations throughout the weekend. The conference will include several performances by university professors and collegiate trombone ensembles, a trombone choir reading session and two nationally renowned competitions for composition and for solo performance. There also will be the opportunity to view and purchase music accessories provided by local and national vendors.
Admission for all conference events is $40 and group discounts are available. Non-conference public tickets for Alessi's featured concert will be $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors.
To see a full itinerary, purchase tickets or find other information, visit the conference website.