Euphonium soloist Dr. Neal Corwell visited the University of Iowa as part of OcTubaFest 2012 on October 31. He presented an incredibly virtuosic recital filled with many of his own compositions. Following the recital, he worked with several University of Iowa tuba and euphonium students. Thanks to Dr. Corwell for visiting, playing, and teaching!
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!
This coming Monday, September 17, 2012, James Miller of the Los Angeles Philharmonic will be in residence at the University of Iowa. At 7:30 PM, in the UCC Recital Hall, he will present a masterclass and work with several University of Iowa trombone students. The event is free and open to the public. Recital Attendance is available for University of Iowa music students.