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Post by ttf_Etshinn » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:11 am

Hello,

I'm working on some research for a personal project and am trying to find out all of the bass trombonists in the USA with college teaching positions.  I've put a lot of time into this so far but I'm sure there are a lot out there who I have missed.  I'm turning to the TF hive mind for some help if you know someone I've missed, please comment below.

Trombonists should either self-identify as a bass trombonist or perform at least 50% on bass trombone.

College positions can be any combination of tenor/bass/jazz/chamber as long as trombone is in the mix.  Low Brass or All Brass positions are fine.

Thanks!

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Post by ttf_BGuttman » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:19 am

I believe Tom Matta is also at DePaul.

Gabe Langfur also teaches at University of Rhode Island (and I believe also at Boston Conservatory)  I'm sure he can confirm.
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Post by ttf_Peter Eiden » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:27 am

Neat list, Erik.  Just a minor school name correction from me --

William & Mary's official name is The College of William & Mary.  (8 semesters of practice writing it on tuition checks!)

While it is indeed a research university, it doesn't carry University in its name.


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Post by ttf_anonymous » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:30 am

I'm at the University of Puget Sound and Seattle Pacific University.
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Post by ttf_Etshinn » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:45 am

Thanks Gents, list has been updated

Ben Griffin is the new faculty at URI as of Spring 2015.
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Post by ttf_jwebster » Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:00 pm

you have Cleveland and Cincinnati crossed. Pete is in Cincinnati, Randy is in Cleveland
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Post by ttf_Hammer Bro » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:12 pm

For the curious, Nick Schwartz (acting Bass for NYC Met Opera, Bass for NYC Ballet) is at Mannes as well.
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Post by ttf_JohnL » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:34 pm

You can add:
Len Wicks; Concordia University Irvine
Robert Soto; Fullerton College


Another bit of data that might be meaningful (or at least interesting) would be the degree of specialization. Some schools have someone who is listed specifically as "bass trombone" (with someone else handling tenor trombone). At others, the person is a bass trombonist but they also teach tenor (sometimes also euphonium and maybe even tuba).
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Post by ttf_mr.deacon » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:59 pm

Quote from: JohnL on Sep 29, 2017, 01:34PMAnother bit of data that might be meaningful (or at least interesting) would be the degree of specialization. Some schools have someone who is listed specifically as "bass trombone" (with someone else handling tenor trombone). At others, the person is a bass trombonist but they also teach tenor (sometimes also euphonium and maybe even tuba).
This is important. I could add a bunch of schools to your list but I'm not sure if these teachers would qualify or not based off of what JohnL brought up.
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Post by ttf_Etshinn » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:18 pm

Thanks everyone!  This list has grown to over 100 positions!

To clarify, I'm looking for bass trombonists (people who self-identify as bass trombonists or perform on bass trombone for at least 50% of the time in any setting) who teach applied trombone at colleges.  Any combination of tenor/bass/jazz/chamber.  If they teach all brass or low brass (trombone/euph/tuba) that is all fine as long as trombone is in the mix.
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Post by ttf_Gabe Langfur » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:56 pm

Quote from: BGuttman on Sep 29, 2017, 09:19AMI believe Tom Matta is also at DePaul.
Last I knew, yes.

QuoteGabe Langfur also teaches at University of Rhode Island (and I believe also at Boston Conservatory)  I'm sure he can confirm.

I gave up the URI job a few years ago, and I'm not on the BoCo faculty. Bass trombonist Angel Subero teachers there and also now at Berklee. I am also on the faculty of Wellesley College, though I don't have any students right now.
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Post by ttf_Gabe Langfur » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:59 pm

Alan Carr teaches at Bates College in Maine.
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Post by ttf_Gabe Langfur » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:07 pm

Curtis Olson is not completely retired; he's now on the faculty at Bemidji State in Minnesota.

Frank Gazda at Delaware State University.

Lucas Kaspar at Muskingum University and Ohio Wesleyan.

Edward Huttlin at Concordia College, Moorhead MN.
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Post by ttf_Etshinn » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:20 pm

Thanks Gabe!  Some of those I "knew" and forgot to transfer to this post, but definitely some ones I missed.
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Post by ttf_Radar » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:28 pm

Jeffrey Gray bass trombonist with the Rochester Philharmonic maintains Studios at Ithaca College in Ithaca NY and Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester NY (he also teaches at the Eastman Community School of Music (not at the college level),
Mark Kellogg Principal Trombonist with the Rochester Philharmonic is the head of the Trombone and Euphonium Department at the Eastman School of Music. 
Larry Zalkind is associate professor of Trombone at Eastman School of Music. 
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Post by ttf_NateR » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:44 am

Jack Schatz is at Purchase College (State University of New York at Purchase is the technical name I think)

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Post by ttf_bassboneman » Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:29 am

Quote from: NateR on Sep 30, 2017, 06:44AMJack Schatz is at Purchase College (State University of New York at Purchase is the technical name I think)

Amen, Nate!
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Post by ttf_Exzaclee » Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:12 pm

I believe Wayne Clark is teaching at Mountain View College (near Dallas, TX I think.)

John Allen, who is primarily a tenor player, is teaching at Oklahoma City University, but every gig I play with him he's on bass so I don't know, maybe he makes your 50% requirement? Up to you whether you want to include him or not. He is a fine bass trombonist, I just don't know if he qualifies for your list.
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Post by ttf_Micah Everett » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:34 pm

I'm not sure I qualify for the list either. Some years I have been about 50% bass, other years more like 20%. It just depends. I've always considered my place in the profession, both as performer and as teacher, to be that of an alto/tenor/bass/euph/tuba doubler, with the "primary instrument" floating back and forth between tenor and bass as need and opportunity dictate.
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Post by ttf_Etshinn » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:42 pm

Micah, I'll leave you on if that's okay.  I own your doubling book, bass trombone solo CD and bass edition of the Galliard Sonatas.  Great stuff!
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Post by ttf_Micah Everett » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:20 am

Fine with me. I certainly can't imagine my career now without bass trombone being a big part of it. I made that solo CD and the Galliard sonatas edition because I thought they were needed. (And also because I wanted tenure and they said "record a solo CD if you want tenure.") My next album, if it ever happens, will probably be a tenor/euphonium album.
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Post by ttf_Micah Everett » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:20 am

Fine with me. I certainly can't imagine my career now without bass trombone being a big part of it. I made that solo CD and the Galliard sonatas edition because I thought they were needed. (And also because I wanted tenure and they said "record a solo CD if you want tenure.") My next album, if it ever happens, will probably be a tenor/euphonium album.
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