What a Busy Semester!

The SFA Trombone Studio students were extremely busy this fall semester. The marching band did three full shows. The jazz bands had a guest trombone artist from the Marines, Gunnery Sergeant, Ken Ebo. We hosted Houston Grand Opera trombonist, Thomas Hulten, for a studio masterclass. The concert bands performed a major concert and also hosted famous composer, James Syler. The trombone choir held a concert and went to an elementary school to perform. The choir used trombones in their final Masterworks concert. The orchestra performed West Side Story and Romeo and Juliet. Several students recorded for competitions. The SFA Trombone Octet was featured at a major concert.  The freshmen had a weekly techniques class. A big thank you to Kyle Manuel and Chris Cannon for all your contributions to the studio over the years! Congratulations on your graduation! And, now, over the break, students are planning to attend the Big 12 Trombone Conference.

Trombone Choir Concert 4/4/17

Trombone Choir Flier S17

SFA’s Trombone Choir to perform eclectic program


NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Trombone Choir at Stephen F. Austin State University will celebrate International Trombone Week with a concert showcasing various music styles at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.


The concert will feature a combination of trombone quartets and trombone choir, according to Dr. Deb Scott, professor of trombone in the SFA School of Music and the choir’s director.


The quartets will perform traditional classical music, including Anton Bruckner’s Motet: Virga Jesse, Daniel Speer’s Sonata, J.S. Bach’s Fugue in G Minor arranged by Ralph Sauer, and “In Memorium” by Raymond Premru.


The trombone choir will perform an eclectic program of mostly classical music, including Fanfare for 8 Trombones by Shelley Gurin, composer from “Praise the Lord” by Handel and Hopson, arranged by Jon Bohls and Canzona for Eight Trombones by Walter S. Hartley.


The group will conclude its performance with an exciting Brazilian piece called “Trombocueca,” which is a new piece of music by N. Ernesto Cortes composed for the “Trombonanza” conference in Argentina last summer where Scott was a featured artist.


Marking its 15th year, International Trombone Week is an annual worldwide celebration of the trombone. Since its beginning in 2003, the observance has featured thousands of trombonists creating and participating in grassroots events and performances all over the world.


Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.



Robbie Goodrich

(936) 468-5820


March 24, 2017