Congratulations to University of Iowa DMA trombone student and Iowa Performance Fellow, Zsolt Szabo, for being named Principal Trombone of the Ars Viva Orchestra. The Ars Viva Orchestra is based in Chicago, Illinois. Zsolt is a student of Dr. David Gier.
University of Iowa DMA trombonist and current Graduate Teaching Assistant to Dr. Jonathan Allen, Nathaniel Lee, will be playing in Muscat, Oman with the Castleton Festival Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Lorin Maazel.
On September 17, 2012 the University of Iowa hosted Iowa native James Miller, Associate Principal Trombone of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Mr. Miller played several pieces, including one of J.S. Bach’s Cello Suites and an Improvisation. Following his performance, Mr. Miller coached several University of Iowa trombone students on solo pieces and orchestra excerpts. James Miller’s visit was motivational and inspiring. Thanks for visiting!
Dr. Jonathan Whitaker, Assistant Trombone Professor at the University of Alabama, presented a masterclass during Trombone Seminar on October 11, 2012. Dr. Whitaker performed three of Jean Michel Defaye’s pieces in the styles of Debussy, Stravinky, and Vivaldi. Following his performance, Dr. Whitaker coached two of the members of the trombone studio. In addition to the masterclass, Dr. Whitaker taught several private lessons to members of the studio. We all learned a lot and got some great ideas for the future. Thanks for visiting the University of Iowa!
Feel free to download and distribute this poster for all Fall 2012 events in the University of Iowa Brass Area.