OTJ Authors

Donn Schaefer


Donn Schaefer is originally from Vancouver, Canada. He serves as Professor of Trombone at the University of Utah, where he chairs the Brass Area. Schaefer has an active freelance and recording career, playing in many touring productions that visit Salt Lake City.

OTJ Reviews


The One Hundred: Essential Works for the Symphonic Bass Trombonist: A Review

By Donn Schaefer • September 06, 2021
"Why another orchestral excerpt book?" The answer is that Douglas Yeo has provided an outstanding resource for the trombone community. Serious students and teachers will enjoy using this book as they "leave no stone unturned in their preparation."



Bonegasm: A Review

By Donn Schaefer • June 01, 2020
Released in 2019, this recording has garnered positive reviews and accolades including a #18 spot on the Billboard Jazz Chart. Bonegasm sets the stage for more recordings and performances from this outstanding ensemble!



First Song by Ben van Dijk: A Review

By Donn Schaefer • July 24, 2004
With the release of his second solo CD, Dutch virtuoso Ben van Dijk plumbs the darkest and deepest depths of music for bass trombone. Richly expressive playing illuminates the way for the listener to follow.



20 Pieces in Changing Meters: A Review

By Donn Schaefer • May 30, 2002
20 Pieces in Changing Meters for Unaccompanied Trombone is a collection of etudes written for students in the 11th-12th grades or first year of college.