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Choosing a Trombone Studio

By Brent Phillips • February 27, 2005
Trombonists who decide to study music have an overwhelming choice of where to attend school. Each school and trombone studio has unique strengths and weaknesses, and which degree and studio you choose is an important decision and will affect your future choices. This article explores the difference in the two main degrees available to music majors, survey results of important criteria in choosing a school and trombone studio, and important things to consider when approaching the audition process.

Reflections on the Alessi Seminar 2002 in Italy

By James Scott • March 12, 2003
Many readers will be familiar with the seminars that Joseph Alessi has held in Nyack, N.Y. for trombonists on two occasions, with a third to happen in August 2003. I had the opportunity to take part in a European version of the event last summer in Limone, Piemonte, Italy.

Washington D. C. Service Bands: Can You Afford Not to Audition?

By Brent Phillips • April 21, 2005
This article explores some of my experiences and thoughts as I auditioned and won a position with one of the most prestigious wind bands in the world, 'The President's Own' United States Marine Band.