December 10, 2010
Written by Kate Lepard
Featured performer John Fedchock will perform at 9 p.m. Jan. 15 in Hemmle Recital Hall.
The Texas Tech School of Music will present the eighth annual Big 12 Trombone Conference Jan. 14-16, 2011, in the Music Building at 18th Street and Boston Avenue.
The three-day conference is designed to bring together students, top educators and trombone novices to the Texas Tech and Lubbock communities.
"Musicians and educators will offer master classes and clinics for trombonists and interested musicians," said Liza Muse, senior specialist at the School of Music.
The event will feature an opening concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14 in the Hemmle Recital Hall. Featured performer, John Fedchock, will perform at 3 p.m. Jan. 15 in the Hemmle Recital Hall. He will be accompanied by Texas Tech Jazz Ensemble 1 under the direction of Texas Tech Director of Jazz Studies Stephen Jones.
Fedchock's career in jazz began in 1980 and has spanned nearly three decades. Since his emergence, Fedchock has established himself as a revered trombone soloist, bandleader and a Grammy-nominated arranger. A performer and writer in New York City for more than twenty years, Fedchock's talents have led him to become one of NYC's most well-known jazz artists.
The conference will also feature a faculty concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan.15 in the Hemmle Recital Hall. Both of the concerts on Jan. 15th will be ticketed events. The event also will showcase two brass chamber ensembles and solo performances by Texas Tech trombone professors.
Finalists for the Big 12 Tenor and Bass Trombone Competitions will perform at noon Jan. 16.
General admission for the conference is $40. Tickets for the individual concerts are $10 for general admission, $5 for students and group discounts for conference admission are available. For tickets and more information visit the Big 12 Trombone conference website.
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