Baylor University Trombone Choir Receives International Recognition

Feb. 19, 2010

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Baylor University Trombone Choir has been named runner-up in the international Emory Remington Trombone Choir Competition, sponsored by the International Trombone Association, said Dr. William V. May, dean of Baylor's School of Music.

"Virtually all the other winning institutions have large doctoral programs in trombone performance and are among the leading music schools in this country," May said. "All but one of our Baylor students, in contrast, are undergraduates, including two freshmen."

He praised the performers and their conductor, Brent Phillips, assistant professor of trombone.

Competitors were judged from taped submissions. The winner was UdK Trombonechoir, Universitat der Kunste, Berlin, Germany.

Seven other choirs from universities and conservatories received honorable mention. They include the University of North Texas Trombone Choir; Eastman Trombone Choir from Eastman School of Music; Ithaca College Trombone Troupe; Louisiana State University Trombone Choir; Michigan State University Trombone Choir, Northwestern University Trombone Choir; and Puerto Rico Conservatory Trombone Choir.

The Baylor Trombone Choir twice has been a featured guest at the Big XII Trombone Conference at Texas Tech University and was invited to perform at the 2008 Eastern Trombone Workshop in Washington, D.C. The Baylor Trombone Choir has also performed at the Texas Music Educators Association convention and will appear at the 2010 International Trombone Festival at the University of Texas at Austin.

The Baylor choir also received honorable mention in the Emory Remington competition in the past two years.

Baylor Trombone Choir members are Jared Adams, senior; Ainsley Davis, senior; Jordan Bayer, freshman; Lacy Engel, senior; Bill Fields, sophomore; Amanda Kana, senior; Laci Leblanc, sophomore; Christian Paarup, freshman; Dan Sebastian, senior; Patrick Stauffer, junior; Nathan Taylor, senior; RC Wangler, graduate student; and Tyler Windle, sophomore.

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