Archive for: October, 2012

Trombone Guest Artist – James Miller

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!

Trombone Guest Artist – Dr. Jonathan Whitaker

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!