Adam Walters

Adam read Music at Cambridge University and at the Royal College of Music. As a French horn player he then worked with orchestras including BBC Concert Orchestra, English National Ballet, Glyndebourne opera, London Mozart Players and The Royal Opera House.  From 2009 to 2018, Adam lived and worked in Trinidad where he held the position of Assistant Professor […]

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Adrian Morris

Adrian Morris was born in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, in 1965 and started playing the Bass Trombone aged 10 with the Bridgnorth Town Band. The main reason for this sudden interest in music was because his friend told him there were girls in the band! Adrian studied at the Royal Northern College of Music from 1983 – […]

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Adrian Taylor

Adrian Taylor has been working as a trombonist, conductor, instrumental teacher and composer/arranger in the British Midlands for over 30 years. He regularly plays trombone for a number of musical theatre companies and is a member of the English Trombone Consort ( Adrian is the conductor of Birmingham Schools’ Wind Orchestra and is often invited […]

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Alice Knight

Alice Knight (b. 2003) is a conductor, composer, and horn player currently reading music at St Anne’s College, University of Oxford. Alice spent four years studying horn, composition, and conducting at the Royal College of Music Junior Department (RCMJD) with Sue Dent, Simon Speare, Russell Hepplewhite, and Rob Hodge; she now studies horn with Richard […]

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Alun Hoddinott

Alun Hoddinott was born in Bargoed, Glamorganshire, in 1929. His compostional talents developed early, and he won a university scholarshop at the age of sixteen. After graduating from University College, Cardiff, he studied for some years with the Australian composer and pianist, Arthur Benjamin. He was awarded the Walford Davies prize for composition when he […]

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Alwyn Green

Alwyn Green was born and educated in Norwich. His parents are both musicians. He studied for his music degree on trombone and euphonium with Denis Wick at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London where he won the brass prize in his second year. In 1971 he moved directly from college to the […]

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Andrew Duncan

Andrew Duncan was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1962. After learning to play the Trombone at Primary school Andrew joined local brass bands playing the Trombone, Euphonium and then Tuba. He then went on to study music at Napier University in Edinburgh and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. In 1984 […]

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Andrew Hannon

Andrew Hannon’s compositions have been performed throughout the United States at the NASA National Conference, Kentucky New Music Festival, Outside the Box Music Festival, and CMS Pacific Northwest and Great Plains Conferences. His music is an amalgamation of many diverse influences and alternates between extreme moments of violence and serenity. Further information and audio examples […]

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Andrew Heading

Andrew Heading is a Melbourne-based musician, currently Principal Trombone of the Air Force Band. He has studied a wide range of instruments throughout his career, including voice, piano, harpsichord, cello, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, euphonium and percussion, as well as composition under Ross Edwards. He was awarded his L.T.C.L. in trombone performance at the age of […]

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Andy Derrick

Andy was born in Bristol in 1973 and was lucky enough to attend a secondary school running the American Wind Band method which had every 11-13 year old performing on a wind band instrument once a week in a classroom setting. Andy quickly took to the trombone and later changed to bass trombone playing in […]

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Anthony Hedges

Anthony Hedges was born in Bicester, England in 1931. He studied music at Keble College. Oxford, gaining first class honours degree and a post-graduate degree in composition. Following National Service he became a lecturer at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and a regular contributor on music to many national newspapers and journals. “Would that […]

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Arnt Håkon Ånesen

Arnt Håkon Ånesen was born January 20th 1977. He grew up in Groenaas, Fauske in North-Norway and moved to Oslo in 1996. Here he first started his instrumental-studies in Tuba with professor Torbjoern Kvist at The Norwegian Academy of Music, before he began his bachelor-studies in Composition at the same academy with the professors Lasse […]

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Aron Hidman

I was born in 1971 in Uppsala, Sweden. My childhood was spent in Uppsala and in Luleå and Umeå, in the north of Sweden. I first came into contact with music as a creative medium through my own experimentation with whatever instruments and recording equipment I could get my hands on and by emulating popular […]

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Artem Vassiliev

…one of the most exciting and innovative composers around…(BBC Music Magazine, June 2007) ARTEM VASSILIEV was born in Kazakhstan in 1974 and has lived in Moscow since 1980. He started studying music at the age of 12 and then went on to do his principle studies in composition with Yuri Vorontsov and electro-acoustic music with […]

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Arthur Butterworth

In August 1998 Arthur Butterworth celebrated his 75th birthday and has recently completed his 100th opus, a string quartet. It is the first time he has chosen to confront himself with this challenging genre which is rather surprising when we consider the wide range and depth of his creative output. One would like to think […]

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Ben Hewlett-Davies

Ben Hewlett-Davies was born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire in 1991 and now lives in the centre of Birmingham. He is a keen musician and plays the Bass Trombone, Percussion and Piano. Ben is a committed brass bander and has played with bands from all over the Midlands. During his final years of school Ben gained a […]

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Benjamin Coy

Dr Benjamin Coy serves as the brass professor at South Texas College, where he also directs the symphonic band and teaches music theory. He is a regular clinician and has presented lectures on pedagogical topics at conferences throughout the country, including multiple presentations at the International Trombone Festival. As a trombonist, Dr Coy plays with […]

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Benjamin Ellin

Award-winning and critically acclaimed British conductor and composer Benjamin Ellin is currently co-founder and Musical Director of De Mowbray Music, Music Director of the Thursford Christmas Spectacular, co-founder, conductor and composer of the contemporary-fusion ensemble Tafahum, Principal Conductor of the Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra and President of Pembroke Academy of Music, London. Benjamin is also a […]

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Benny Sluchin

Benny Sluchin studied music at the conservatory of his native city, Tel Aviv, and in the Academy of Music in Jerusalem. Simultaneously, he studied mathematics and philosophy at the university of Tel Aviv and received his “Master of Science”. During two years, Sluchin played in the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. For the following 4 years he […]

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Bill Geldard

At the age of fifteen Bill became a professional musician and became the 1st Trombone in the RAF Central Band during his National Service. He was a founder member of the George Evans Orchestra as 1st trombone and featured soloist. Bill featured in most ‘Big Bands’ such as Ted Heath, Johnny Dankworth amongst others and […]

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Bill Richardson

I came originally from Somerset and am a former pupil of Terry Ravenor. During my 4 years at the Royal Academy of Music I received the Nicholas Blake Memorial Prize and the John Booth Prize. I also gained the LGSM, the RAM Professional Certificate and, in 1974, my GRSM. I then spent a year at […]

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Bob Burnham

Robert (Bob) Burnham holds degrees from Western Michigan University and Indiana University, studying with Thomas Beversdorf, Keith Brown, Donald Yaxley, Gerald Sloan, Robert Whaley and Russell Brown. His performance experience ranges from Opera to Funk to The Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus and the Guy Lombardo Orchestra. He currently performs with The Dallas Wind […]

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Bob Payne

Bob is a London based Tuba player and graduate of Birmingham Conservatoire where he studied Tuba with Graham Sibley, David Gordon-Shute and Stuart Birnie, and later Bass Trombone under Bob Hughes and David Vines. During this time Bob was Principal Tuba of the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain as well as the City […]

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Bram Wiggins

Bram Wiggins received his early training in the Salvation Army, becoming a ember of two staff bands under Eric Ball, and was well known as a cornet soloist. He was Walter Stokes Orchestral Scholar ar the Royal Academy, studying trumpet under the late George Eskdale, who later invited him to join the London Symphony Orchestra […]

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Brendan Beales

Brendan Beales studied at York University with John Paynter and David Blake, and on the Master’s Degree programme at London University with Peter Dickinson. In 1987 he became artistic director for Musicworks, Brixton, and two years later was made responsible for organising their INSET(In-Service Education for Teachers) programme. He has worked extensively with young people […]

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Brendan Collins

Brendan Collins is currently the Chief Brass Examiner of NSW for the Australian Music Examinations Board and the Composer-in-residence at Barker College, Sydney. His compositions are frequently performed and recorded throughout the world by many leading international artists and his music is broadcast regularly on ABC ClassicFM. Australian composer and performer Brendan Collins grew up […]

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Brian Lynn

Brian Lynn was born in 1954 in Hornchurch, Essex. At the age of five he began playing the violin and at eleven years old, entered the Junior Royal Academy of Music. Brian’s interest in the trombone began at this time and it soon became his first study instrument. He achieved his LRAM at the early […]

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Bruce Fraser

Bruce Fraser has established a reputation as a multi-faceted composer in Europe with Lomond Music’s range of titles for young brass and concert bands. He also has had published a vast number of compositions and arrangements for concert band and brass which are regularly used in contests. There have been many commissions for a variety […]

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Carol Jarvis

Carol, originally from Newport Pagnell, moved to Manchester in 1996 and graduated from the RNCM in 2001 with a Bmus (Hons) 1st class degree and distinction in the solo Professional Performance Diploma. She gained many awards including the brass prize, a jazz improvisation award and two major scholarships from the RNCM and also won the […]

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Charles Maynard

Born in Oldham, Lancs in 1964, Charles started the trombone when 12 when living on Anglesey. He received scholarship lessons with Roger Harvey ( RNCM ) and studied trombone with Daniel Hannaby and composition with Dr David Harries and Mervyn Burtch at RWCMD , Cardiff 1982-1985 . Charles’ first work was published in 1987 for […]

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Chick Herman

 Chick Herman is a professional trombonist and composer. He currently plays with the Atlanta Wind Symphony and various trombone ensembles. He has been a shofar soloist for 30 years. Chick has been recognized with an Outstanding Teacher Award for his efforts on his first job out of college, a Master Teacher designation from his second, […]

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Christopher Frost

Christopher was born in Reading in 1983 and was encouraged to play music from an early age. Starting with the violin, then piano he later progressed onto the saxophone, which became his primary instrument, and also plays the clarinet. Christopher went on to study music at the University of Southampton. During his stay he performed […]

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Christopher Gough

Christopher Gough (b.1991) studies horn and composition at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music. Prizes which Christopher has won through his composition include the Music for Youth Composer’s prize, the RNCM Young Composer for Brass Band and, most recently, runner-up in the Associated Board International Young Composer’s competition […]

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Christopher Hobbs

Christopher Hobbs studied with Cornelius Cardew at the Royal Academy of Music, London from 1967-69. In 1968 he founded the Experimental Music Catalogue, which was for some years the sole source of scores of British and Amercian experimental music. As the youngest member of the Scratch Orchestra at the time of its inception (1969) he […]

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Colin Radford

Colin Radford LRSM BA Hons Biography Colin is originally from Wellingborough, and as a teenager played clarinet with the Kettering Symphony Orchestra, as well as several classic and be-bop jazz groups in England and Europe. Colin joined the Grenadier Guards Band, a military band which is based in London, when he was 18 years old, […]

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Corrado Maria Saglietti

Corrado Maria Saglietti was born in 1957 in Costigliole d’Asti, Piedmont, in the north of Italy. He studied horn with Prof. Giacomo Zoppi and graduated from the “A.Vivaldi” Conservatory of Alessandria with the highest honors. Since 1977 he became a member of the RAI National Symphony Orchestra, and in 1990 he became Principal Horn. In […]

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Cyrus Reynolds

Cyrus Reynolds, b. 1988 – Rochester, New York. Cyrus Reynolds began his musical studies on the tenor trombone at the age of nine. After receiving a recording of Mahler’s Third Symphony with Benjamin Zander conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra, he was convinced that he wanted to become a musician at the age of 16. In 2006, […]

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Dan Jenkins

Dan Jenkins studied trombone at the Guildhall School in 1984, before taking off round the byways of Britain with the (New) D’Oyly Carte Opera Company in 1988. Several years of a frankly charmed career as a freelancer then ensued, working with all the major London orchestras and several orchestras around the country, travelling all over […]

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Daniel Eichenbaum

Daniel Eichenbaum (b. 1977 Atlanta, Georgia) earned his Masters degree in music composition at the University of Michigan where he has studied privately with James Aikman and Evan Chambers. The University granted him a fellowship for his studies while in attendance. Before attending the University of Michigan, he graduated at the top of his music […]

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Darren Fellows

Darren Fellows is one of Britain’s latest generation of composers whose output reveals a broad spectrum from music theatre through orchestral, ensemble and solo pieces to film music. Born in North Yorkshire in 1975 Darren’s music career developed rapidly, with his works having been broadcast on radio and published by the time he was 17. […]

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Darrol Barry

Darrol Barry was born in Salford in 1956. When he was fourteen he auditioned for the school band on cornet but ended up taking an Eb bass home, much to the joy of his mother, father and neighbours! Darrol joined the local brass band (Windsor) and soon moved onto baritone and then onto euphonium. At […]

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Dave Gale

Dave Gale is an award-winning composer, arranger and orchestrator. He has composed and produced the scores to hundreds of hours of television, most notably the BBC Television Series ‘Days that Shook the World’, for which he won an EMMY in 2004. He also went on to compose a score for the BAFTA nominated and EMMY […]

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David Bedford

Born in London on August 4th, 1937 to a musical family (grandmother was composer Liza Lehmann), David Bedford began composing at an early age. He attended Trinity College in London and studied with composer Lennox Berkeley at the Royal Academy of Music from 1958-61, with composer Luigi Nono in Venice (in 1961, thanks to a […]

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David Bertie

David Bertie began his musical studies aged 11 under the tutelage of trombonist John Butt. David served in the British Army as a musician for 24 years and is now a professional musician working in the South West of England. David is a prolific trumpet player and qualified teacher specialising in whole class teaching of […]

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David Powell

A graduate of London University and the Royal Academy of Music, David Powell is a tuba player, performing regularly with numerous symphony, opera and ballet orchestras in Britain and abroad, and also specialising in contemporary music as a player with the London Sinfonietta. He was a founder-member of the ground-breaking jazz ensemble “Loose Tubes” and […]

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David Rahbee

David Alexander Rahbee is currently Senior Artist in Residence at the University of Washington School of Music in Seattle, where he is director of orchestral activities and chair of orchestral conducting. He is recipient of the American-Austrian Foundation’s 2003 Herbert von Karajan Fellowship for Young Conductors, the 2005 International Richard-Wagner-Verband Stipend, a fellowship from the […]

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David Taylor

Born in Oxford in 1979, Dave learned piano from a young age, and euphonium and trombone with his local brass band. He developed an interest in composition and arrangement in his teens and has maintained these interests in parallel with a professional career in physics. His works for brass quintet have been played around the […]

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David Wilborn

David F. Wilborn (b. 1961) is Associate Professor of Music at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas where he teaches the low brass studio and coordinates small ensembles. He is the conductor of the Texas A&M University Trombone Choir and Chamber Winds. Wilborn studied composition with Donald Grantham, and trombone with Donald Knaub and John […]

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Denis ApIvor

Article by Dr David C. F. Wright originally published in Music Review Magazine Denis ApIvor was born in Collinstown, West Meath, Eire on 14th April, 1916 of Welsh parentage. His father, Elwy, was so totally Welsh as to have no part of him that did not stem from the hills of Merioneth. He had been […]

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Derek Bourgeois

Derek Bourgeois was born in Kingston on Thames in 1941. He graduated from Cambridge University with a first class honours degree in music, and a subsequent Doctorate. He spent two years at the Royal College of Music where he studied composition with Herbert Howells and conducting with Sir Adrian Boult. He has composed forty-eight symphonies, […]

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Derrick Parker

Derrick, born in Doncaster on 24th February 1945, is an amateur trombonist living in the Rugby area of the United Kingdom. He was taught by the Salvation Army, as many other fine brass players, but received no formal college level musical education. Now retired, by profession he was an engineer, having a Bachelors Degree in […]

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Dmitry Tolpegov

Dmitry Tolpegov was born in 1983 in Zheleznodorozhny in the Moscow Region of Russia. Started playing trombone in 1993 in youth wind orchestra conducted by A.Vasilyev. In same year he enrolled in a class of V.Kiselyov. He graduated from music school in 1998. and hence graduated from the Moscow Conservatory (as trombonist) in 2007 in […]

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Don Bateman

Don Bateman started playing the cornet at the age of 12, later switching to the trumpet. After 3 years at the Royal College of Music (ARCM Teaching Diploma) Don undertook various freelance engagements. Later a Certificate of Education, gained at Trent Park (now part of Middlesex University) led to brass teaching along with an eclectic […]

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Don Lusher

Don Lusher was born in Peterborough. He started playing the trombone in the Salvation Army when he was six years old. During the war he served in the Royal Artillery, after being demobbed he entered the music profession, he played with many band such as Jo Daniels, Lou Praeger, Maurice Winnick, The Squadronaires, Jack Parnell, […]

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Doug Bristol

While starting out as a jazz performer and writer, having penned music performed and recorded by the One O’Clock Band at the University of North Texas and the University of Northern Colorado, his output over the last 20 years has concentrated mainly on classical chamber music with a few excursions into larger ensembles. About his […]

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Ed Neumeister

Ed Neumeister was born in Topeka, Kansas on September 1, 1952, and grew up in Fremont California, 35 miles from San Francisco. When he was five, he found his fathers old trumpet in the closet. He played the trumpet for two years before switching to accordion. At nine, wanting to play trumpet again, he joined […]

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Eddie Bass

Eddie Bass is a native of North Carolina and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received the Ph. D. degree in 1964. He is presently Professor of Music and Coordinator of Composition at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he has taught since 1968. Before that […]

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Eddy Koopman

Eddy Koopman is a composer/producer and works as principal percussionist since 1989 with the Dutch Metropole Orchestra, the Netherlands leading light music orchestra. Additionally, Eddy works as a freelance musician by various leading national and international bands/orchestra’s Eddy has worked with many national and international artists such as:
Wende Snijders, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Blof, Huub van der […]

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Edward Maxwell

Edward Maxwell was born and brought up in Birmingham.  He studied at Sussex University and the Royal College of Music and enjoys a varied career as a freelance trumpet player. Highlights have included playing in seven productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company, including sharing a stage with David Tennant in Richard II, and making a […]

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Edward McGuire

Born in Glasgow in 1948, Eddie studied composition with James Iliff at the Royal Academy of Music, London (1966-70) and then with the Swedish composer Ingvar Lidholm in Stockholm. His works have been regularly broadcast and commissions have come from the Glasgow University McEwen Bequest, the New Music Group of Scotland, the BBC Scottish Symphony […]

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Edward Solomon

Edward Solomon started learning the trombone in 1981 while attending the John Lyon School, Harrow . He studied with Maisie Ringham, switching from tenor to bass trombone in 1985 before leaving to read Modern Languages at the University of Westminster . While taking a degree course at the University, he studied with Ronald Bryans at […]

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Eric Crees

Eric Crees joined the London Symphony Orchestra in 1973 as co-principal trombone. In the year 2000 he joined the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as principal trombone. Eric is professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, and is one of the most distinguished conductors and arrangers of brass music. […]

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Eric Ewazen

Eric Ewazen was born in 1954 in Cleveland, Ohio. Receiving a B.M. At the Eastman School of Music, and M.M. and D.M.A. degrees from The Juilliard School, his teachers include Milton Babbitt, Samuel Adler, Warren Benson, Joseph Schwantner and Gunther Schuller. He is a recipient of numerous composition awards and prizes. His works have been […]

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Eric Mast

Born in Niel, Belgium on 15 May 1966, Erik graduated at the music acadamy Hemiksen with the Government Medal for Trombone. Later, he graduated with first prizes in Solfège, Bass Trombone and Chamber Music, plus the Higher Certificate for Bass Trombone at the Royal Flanders Music Conservatoire in Antwerp. He is the bass trombone player […]

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Fiona Pritchard

Fiona studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and worked as freelance horn player and brass teacher for over 30 years. During this time, she began composing, arranging and songwriting successfully, writing extensively for children’s educational, commercial and media projects with HarperCollins, Monkey Music Ltd and CYP children’s audio. She also writes and […]

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Gareth Brown

Gareth Brown began playing the piano at the age of 4, trombone at the age of 7 and drums and percussion at the age of 10. Also at the age of 10 he wrote his first piece of music (a duet for flute and trombone to play with his sister), and began playing in the […]

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Gary Belshaw

Gary D. Belshaw, Ph.D., is in his tenth year on the faculty at Wayland Baptist University’s School of Music. He teaches the Aural Skills component of Music Theory, Music Composition, Orchestration, and Music Technology. He is also a studio and faculty accompanist. His extracurricular activities are diverse – everything from providing dinner music at the […]

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Gary Carpenter

Gary Carpenter studied composition under John Lambert at the Royal College of Music. He has lived in Holland and Germany and has written much for the theatre: the award-winning GOODNIGHT MISTER TOM with Michelle Magorian (Opera House-Buxton, Wolsey Theatre-Ipswich, Library Theatre-Manchester); the even more award-winning CHINA SONG (4 Vivian Ellis Awards – 1998) with Simon […]

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Gavin R. Lamplough

On leaving the Royal Northern College of Music in 2000, Gavin returned to the Midlands to work as a freelance trumpet player working with orchestras such as the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and in theatres around the UK.  Having grown up in the Salvation Army, Gavin has always […]

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George Nicholson

George Nicholson was born in County Durham in 1949 and studied at the University of York with David Blake and Bernard Rands, receiving his doctorate in composition in 1979. For ten years he pursued a freelance career in London before being appointed Lecturer in Music and Director of Composition at Keele University in 1988. In […]

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Gordon Carr

Gordon Carr was born in Matlock, Derbyshire and was educated at Dulwich College and The Royal Academy of Music, where he studied the horn with Barry Tuckwell. He has enjoyed a varied freelance career, which encompassed playing with all the major London orchestras. As a session musician he played on the soundtrack of numerous films […]

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Gordon Lawson

Gordon Lawson Gordon Lawson was born in Scotland in December 1931 and was educated in Glasgow and later in N. Wales where, during World War 11 his father was working for a government ministry. In 1950, he went up to St. Johns College, Cambridge and gained his MA and B.Mus. In 1954 he joined the […]

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Gustav Holst

Gustav Holst was born on September 21, 1874 in Cheltenham. His ancestors were Russian exiles from Riga. Holst’s father, Adolph, was an accomplished pianist who practiced all hours of the day to the neglect of his wife, Clara, and their two children. His mother’s Spanish great – great grandmother had been an actress who was […]

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Hans Hasebos

Hans Hasebos (Hilversum, August 4th, 1956) Marimba en vibraphone / keys / sampling / soprano saxophone / composer / workshop-teacher Hasebos studied classical percussion at the Hilversum’s Conservatoire. (1976-1981) Having finished his studies he started concentrating on the marimba and vibraphone, while working as a music teacher and radio-orchestra musician. During the eighties he developed […]

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Harold Nash

Harold Nash talks to Simon Hogg S.H. What first interested you in the trombone? H.N. I’m not even sure I was interested in music, it was all probably a giant mistake. My earliest memory was when I was less than four and my mother would take me to the Salvation Army in Pentre, where we […]

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Howard Skempton

Born 1947, he studied composition with Cornelius Cardew and was also involved in Cardew’s new music classes at Morley College. He was a founder member of the Scratch Orchestra in 1969 together with Michael Parsons and Cardew. While the examples of Cage, Cardew, Feldman and LaMonte Young have been important to him at different stages. […]

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Ian Foster

Ian was born in Birmingham and studied Tuba at the Birmingham Conservatoire before gaining a Postgraduate Diploma in Orchestral Training at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama thanks to a generous scholarship from the Countess of Munster Trust. Whilst at college Ian won the Brass Prize, the Brass Chamber Music Prize, participated in the […]

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Ian McDougall

Ian McDougall was born in  Calgary, Canada, and grew up in Victoria, leaving there in 1960 to tour in Great Britain with the John Dankworth Band. He returned to Canada in 1962 and began a lengthy career as a freelance player, composer and arranger in Vancouver, and in Toronto where, until 1991, he was also […]

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Ian Morrison

Born in Northampton in 1965 Ian was educated in Northampton and Nottingham before graduating from Cambridge University with a degree in Engineering. He also completed his Ph.D. at Cambridge in a dull academic backwater field of Signal Processing. His musical career started on the violin as a child. He has since worked his way through […]

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Ian Schwalbe

Ian Schwalbe is an up-and-coming American composer and trombonist from Alpharetta, Georgia. He is currently studying composition with John Fitz Rogers and Fang Man, and trombone with Michael Wilkinson at the University of South Carolina. He is a member of the UofSC Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra, where he has accompanied soloists such as Paul […]

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Ian White

Ian White began his musical career as an orchestral trombone player with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.  Having received encouragement from Herbert Howells in the early 1970s, he returned to composition in 1992 with Spire Studies (wind quintet) and Renaissances (brass sextet).  The latter was performed by the London Mozart Players conducted by the composer.   Undertones […]

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Irvin Wagner

Dr. Irvin Wagner, Trombone, also is a founding member of the Oklahoma Brass Quintet, and has been named as a David Ross Boyd Professor. Irv Wagner conducts the popular OU Trombone Choir. He is a member of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and the conductor for many of that orchestra’s pops concerts. Irv Wagner’s compositions and […]

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Isabel Morrison

Isabel Morrison studied piano, singing and clarinet at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. She has a well-established private teaching practice in Amble, Northumberland, where she has lived for many years with her husband and family. She teaches piano and singing at the local high school, plays the organ at the […]

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Ivor James Hodgson

Born in Carlisle, England, Ivor studied Cello, Double Bass and Composition at the Birmingham School of Music. After graduating in 1981 Ivor joined the National Centre for Orchestral Studies, London University, as principal Double Bass, where he also studied composition with Dr Alan Bush. After leaving the National Centre for Orchestral Studies he joined the […]

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James Meador

James N. Meador is currently plays bass trombone with the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra in Mérida, Mexico on the Yucatan Peninsula. He previously held the same position with the Iris Chamber Symphony under conductor Michael Stern and the Acapulco Philharmonic. As an invited musician he has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Shreveport Symphony […]

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Jan Kanka

Jan Kaňka was born on 17th December 1977 in Sokolov, Czechoslovakia and he spent his formative years in Chodov and subsequently in Horní Slavkov, a small mining town in West Bohemia. It was there he gained his first musical experiences, being introduced to brass instruments in his very early life. When he was 13 he moved […]

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Jan Sandström

Jan Sandström was born in Vilhelmina on 25th of January 1954. He grew up in Stockholm. He studied counterpoint with Valdemar Söderblom 1974-1976 and school music at Luleå University of Technology Piteå School of Music 1976-1978. He then went to study composition with Gunnar Bucht, Brian Ferneyhough and Pär Lindgren at Royal Academy of Music […]

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Jayson Mackie

Jayson Mackie was born in Cardiff in 1975. He learned recorder, piano, flute and guitar as a child and developed an interest in composition during GCSE music studies.  His first composition was accepted for publication at the age of 16. After A-level studies in music and languages, he began an undergraduate degree in composition at […]

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Jeffery Wilson

Jeffery Wilson is perhaps best known as a composer. He studied at the Royal College of Music, Cambridge and Paris and numbers among his teachers John Lambert, Herbert Howells, Gordon Jacob and Olivier Messiaen. His performances and recordings range from pop and jazz to classical and contemporary and he performs regularly with ‘Triptych’ and his […]

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Jeffrey Joseph

was born in London in 1952 and was educated at the University of York, University College Cardiff and at The Open University. He worked at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama before spending many years as Performance Manager at Trinity Laban Conservatoire. For some 10 years he  taught there as well as at Rose […]

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Jeremy Dibb

Jeremy Dibb MA  Bmus  ARCM  PGCE Jeremy studied at Manchester University and the Royal College of Music before specialising in music education and is currently the Director of Warwickshire Music providing specialist music teaching and support to over 250 schools and thousands of students in Warwickshire. Whilst composing is very much a hobby Jeremy has, […]

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Jiggs Whigham

Jiggs Whigham is an internationally acclaimed trombonist, band leader and educator. This versatile performer, born Oliver Haydn Whigham III (the nickname Jiggs was given by his grandfather) in Cleveland Ohio on 20 August 1943, first came to the attention of critics and fans at 17, as featured soloist and first trombonist with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, […]

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Joe Cutler

Joe Cutler was born in Neasden, North-West London in 1968. He began learning the violin and piano from the age of eight and started to compose soon after. In his later teens he became increasingly involved with playing keyboards in various pop and soul bands. After high school Joe began studying music at Huddersfield Polytechnic. […]

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Johannes Andresen

Johannes Andresen was born in 1984 and studies at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory of Copenhagen. He plays the piano and keyboards, and has been active on the Danish music scene for many years. Has played in a long series of bands and other musical constellations, in which he has toured several countries such as Germany, […]

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John Challis

John was born in Coventry in October 1962, and began learning the trombone at the age of 11. Taught by Ted Drayton, he later had lessons with Reg Reid and Bill Richardson, before moving to Manchester in 1982 to study at the Royal Northern College of music with the legendary Terry Nagle. Having been brought […]

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John Frith

John Frith began his professional training at Dartington College of Arts where he studied composition with Richard Hall. He continued his musical education at the Guildhall School of Music, studying with Anthony Halstead (horn) and Edmund Rubbra (composition), winning the Brass and School Composition prizes in 1970 and 1971. Until his retirement in December 2007, […]

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John Kenny

John Kenny (b1957) Trombonist, composer and actor – John Kenny has performed and broadcast as a soloist in over 60 nations as an interpreter of contemporary, jazz and early music. Since 1983 he has been musical director of the TNT Theatre Company and American Drama Group Europe, collaborating with director Paul Stebbings in productions which […]

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John Mears

John Mears is a trombone player based in the Oxford area. He studied at Trinity College of Music and Oxford University, and is a founder member of the Quartos trombone quartet. He currently earns his living by writing antivirus software. […]

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John Purser

John Purser’s accomplishments are impressive. His bio reads, John Purser, Scottish musicologist, composer, conductor, playwright, producer, broadcaster and Scotland’s foremost music historian. He sounds like an all around Renaissance man. I met with him and I believe he is. John takes pride in his native country. Beautiful music comes from Scotland. It’s an older country, […]

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John Robert Brown

Formerly, John was Postgraduate Course Leader at Leeds College of Music (LCoM), where he worked from 1975, combining academic duties with the post of Head of External Relations. In later years he was External Relations Consultant for the college. A big band from LCM led by him won the BBC Rehearsal Band Competition in 1983, […]

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John Sweden

John Sweden was born in Sydney, Australia but was educated in England and the USA. John attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he studied Bass Trombone with Dennis Wick, Piano with Neil Van Allen and Composition with Edmund Rubbra. During his time at the Guildhall, John was much in demand to compose […]

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John Wallace

John Wallace has long been acclaimed as a virtuoso trumpet player. His performances as soloist with leading orchestras and conductors and at major festivals and venues throughout the world have established him as a musician of enormous distinction. Among the many new works he has premiered are concertos by Sir Malcolm Arnold, Tim Souster, Sir […]

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John White

BORN: 5 April 1936 in Berlin. STUDIED: Piano with Helene Gipps, Kenneth van Barthold, Rosamund Ley and, at the Royal College of Music (RCM), Arthur Alexander and Eric Harrison. Composition with Elisabeth Lutyens, Humphrey Searle and, at the Royal College of Music, Bernard Stevens. Trombone and tuba with Dennis Wick and John Fletcher (of the […]

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Jon Bohls

Jon Bohls is a private trombone teacher and professional performer in the Dallas Metroplex area, teaching weekly lessons to 50 trombone students in the Coppell ISD.  He is the Bass Trombonist with the Lewisville Lake Symphony and has subbed with the San Antonio Symphony, Dallas Opera Orchestra, Richardson Symphony, Garland Symphony and Pete Peterson’s Collection Big Band, […]

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Jonathan Ayerst

Dr Jonathan Ayerst is a professional organist, pianist, and researcher. He is normally resident in Portugal where he works as principal pianist and organist with Remix Ensemble, Casa da Música, who are leading specialists in the performance of contemporary music. In addition to this he performs recitals as a classical improviser, especially demonstrating Baroque techniques […]

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Jose Leonardo Leon

Jose Leonardo Leon, D.M.A Trombonist, Arranger, Educator Global Music Award Silver Medal winner, Dr. Jose Leonardo Leon is one of South Florida’s most active and versatile Bass and Tenor Trombonists and educators. Leon has worked with professional organizations and artists such as the Florida Grand Opera, the Miami Symphony Orchestra, the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra (Spain), […]

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Joseph Horovitz

Joseph Horovitz was born in Vienna in 1926 and emigrated to England in 1938. He studied music at New College, Oxford, while acting as an official lecturer in music appreciation to the Forces and giving piano recitals in army camps. After taking his BMus and MA degrees, he studied composition with Gordon Jacob at the […]

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Karen Street

Karen studied music at Bath University, Welsh College of Music and Drama and Guildhall School of Music. She is now a freelance musician and composer and her wide-ranging skills (accordion/saxophone/clarinet) keeps her in demand for a broad range of projectsencompassing classical, contemporary and jazz.  On the UK jazz scene Karen has created a niche for herself. She was a regular member of  Mike Westbrook’s groups and played with Tim Garland as part of Lammas.  Other credits include Martin Taylor, Maria Schneider, Phil Robson Octet, Steve Arguelles, Tina May andNikki Iles. Karen’s debut CD for solo accordion of original compositions “Finally a beginning” was released 2001 and received great reviews. Her reputation as a jazz accordionist and composer was firmly establishes with ‘Accordion Crimes’ her second CD. Joining her on this albumis  Stan Sulzmann, Fred T Baker and Mike Outram. Karen’s third CD ‘Another Story’  was released in November 2008 and features Fred Baker on guitar, Sara Colman on voice and Andrew Tween on percussion. She has a new band called Streetworks with Mike Outram,guitar, Will Harris, bass and Andy Tweed on saxophone. Other performing credits are: Ute Lemper, Sir Willard White, Royal Shakespeare Company, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, The Nash Ensemble, Ice Breaker, Opera North, BBC Philharmonic, the RPO, the LSO, the Matrix Ensemble, Ballet Rambert, Glyndbourne Opera, Royal Opera House, Grace Jones, Andrea Bocelli, Strictly Come Dancing tour.  As a saxophone player she was a member of the all girl saxophone quartet ‘The Fairer Sax’ who appeared on television and radio and at festivals all over the world. Subsequently she joined Saxtet a saxophone quintet playing the original compositions and arrangements ofthe players. COMPOSING Karen regularly composes for saxophone from solo pieces to saxophone choirs. She is published published by Boosey & Hawkes, June Emerson and Saxtet Publications and her pieces often appear on exam syllabuses in the UK.  Her arrangement of ‘When a Knight won his spurs’ for saxophone quartet was chosen to by the Fondazione Adkins Chiti to be played in various venues in Italy. In 2001 she started writing for accordion  her main instrument and produced an CD of original compositions.Her composition for solo accordion “In the Ballroom with the Rope” took first prize at the London Accordion Festival, Composition Competition, 2001. She started writing for brass when her children took up the trombone and french horn and has written many arrangements for different brass ensembles. […]

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Kay Charlton – trumpeter, teacher and composer

Kay Charlton is a trumpet player, educator and composer and teaches KS2 music, brass and WCET. She completed an MA in Music Education at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2018, and was delighted to be awarded the Director’s Prize for Excellence in Music Education. Kay has been guest lecturer on instrumental tuition […]

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Kevin Morgan

Kevin Morgan has been Principal Trombone with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for over thirty years. As well as having performed with many of the UK’s symphony orchestras (LSO, LPO, CBSO, BBCNOW) he gained an MA in Music Education and has written, presented and performed in hundreds of education workshops and concerts. He has tutored youth […]

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Koen Kaptijn

Koen Kaptijn (1976-) completed his master’s degree in December 2001 at the Conservatory of Rotterdam under George Wiegel, Jorgen van Rijen, Pierre Volders, Jilt Jansma and Bart van Lier. In 2000 he was awarded a scholarship to study for 3 months at the Conservatoire National Superieure de Musique in Lyon under Michel Becquet. He has […]

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Larry Lipkis

Larry Lipkis (Chair), B.A., University of California at Los Angeles; M.A., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara, is Moravian’s composer-in-residence. His works, from choral pieces to electronic music, have been performed internationally. He teaches all levels of music theory and gives private instruction in composition. He also directs the early music […]

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Leonard Salzedo

Leonard Salzedo was born in London in September 1921. He was descended from Sephardic Jews, expelled from Spain in 1492. He studied at the Royal College of Music, London, with Isolde Menges for violin and Dr Herbert Howells for composition. While still a student he won the Cobbett Prize for his First String Quartet and […]

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Lyell Cresswell

Lyell Cresswell was born in Wellington, New Zealand, on 13 October 1944. He studied in Wellington, Toronto, Aberdeen and Utrecht. After some teaching at Glasgow University he joined Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff as Music Organizer (1978-80). He returned to Scotland as Forman Fellow in Composition at Edinburgh University until 1982 and spent the next three […]

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Malcolm Weale

Malcolm Weale was born in London and educated in Hemel Hempstead. In 1965, he entered the Royal Academy of Music in London to study the pianoforte and trumpet, graduating in 1968 and obtaining the GRSM (London), as well as the LRAM, ARCM and LGSM diplomas. His debut as an orchestral player was with the London […]

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Marcus Weeks

Marcus Weeks was born and brought up in Hastings, on the sunny south coast of England. He started music lessons aged five, and picked up a trombone for the first time when he was eleven. His teenage years were spent avoiding school work and playing in various orchestras, brass bands and jazz groups, as well […]

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Mark La Fratta

Mark J. La Fratta, together with Dr. Richard I Schwartz is preparing for Warwick Music modern editions of a series of arias from 18th century court composers in Vienna for voice with obbligato trombone (some alto and some tenor) and continuo. The arias are generally from the Viennese Sepoclro oratorios with biblical themes written to […]

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Mark Nightingale

Mark Nightingale has been at the forefront of the British jazz scene for several decades and has earned a reputation as one of the top-flight jazz trombonists in Europe and worldwide. As leader/composer/arranger he has fronted and recorded with ensembles of all sizes, picking up many awards along the way. Mark can be found on […]

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Martin Dalby

Martin Dalby was born in Aberdeen in 1942. He was educated at Aberdeen Grammar School and in 1960 he won a Foundation Scholarship to the Royal College of Music in London where he studied composition with Herbert Howells and viola with Frederick Riddle. In 1963 the Octavia Prize and a Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarship […]

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Martin Yates

Martin Yates started playing the trombone at the age of twelve. Fired with the idea of dance band music and jazz he joined the Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra. By the time he was 16 he was the principle trombone for the Birmingham Schools Orchestra Wind Band and the Midland Youth Orchestra and was also composing/arranging […]

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Mary Jeanne van Appledorn

Originally from Michigan, Mary Jeanne van Appledorn is Professor of Music at Texas Tech University. She was educated at the Eastman School of Music where she received a B.M. in piano, a M.M. in music theory, and a Ph.D in 1956. She gave her New York debut as a pianist at Weill Recital hall, and […]

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Matthew Roddie

Matthew Roddie was born in Glasgow in 1974. He studied composition at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with John Maxwell Geddes and then at the University of York with David Blake, receiving a DPhil in 2000. He has written works for the Paragon Ensemble, the Edinburgh String Quartet, the Aberdeen International Youth […]

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Matthew Ruddock

Matthew Ruddock is a multi-instrumentalist based in County Durham. Having played the piano since the age of 5, Matthew started to learn the trumpet at the age of eight, and has since played with a number of ensembles, including becoming Principal Cornet of Durham University Brass Band in 2013. A founding member of the Palace […]

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Maurice Davies

Maurice Davies holds the LRSM and LTCL diplomas in piano performance. He is a piano teacher at Lincoln Minster School and is pianist at John Leggott Sixth Form College. He has sung in and played for numerous choirs; he is currently pianist for the Isle Choral Singers and is involved as composer, pianist, and singer […]

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Max Charles Davies

Born in Birmingham in 1981, and subsequently spending his childhood in Cardiff, Max Charles Davies developed an interest in composition at the age of 15 after studying the piano and ‘cello. After winning the Young Catholic Composer award in 2000 with his first orchestral work – the symphonic poem Light Has Dawned, Max entered the […]

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Michael Brooks

Michael Brooks was born in 1957 and lives in Herne Hill. A doctor by profession he works in a General Practice in Bermondsey, South London. He has had an interest in music since an early age and as a youth was a guitarist in a Christian rock band. In later years he has studied orchestral […]

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Michael Crist

Professor Crist has been a member of the Dana School of Music faculty since 1983. His responsibilities at Dana include applied trombone, assistant band director and numerous classes. Prior to Youngstown State, Mr. Crist taught public school in upstate New York. Mr. Crist’s degrees include a B.M. and B.M.E. from Ithaca College, New York and […]

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Michael Eversden

Michael J. Eversden was born in London and studied bass trombone at the Royal College of Music. He was principal bass trombonist with the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra (Groningen) from 1980 until his retirement in 2021. During his career he freelanced with many British and Dutch orchestras, and plays a 1968 Conn (Elkhart) 73H. […]

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Michele Girardi

Michele Girardi is an Italian composer and arranger. After obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree in Trombone from the G. Verdi Conservatory of Turin (Italy) in 2006, he focused on the study of Ancient Music in Toulouse (France). In 2009, Michele got a Master’s Degree at the G. Verdi Conservatory of Turin and a second one at […]

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Mike Fitzpatrick

Mike Fitzpatrick started banding in 1978 at St Josephs Christian Brothers College, Rockhampton as a baritone player. He quickly graduated up to trombone and in the next few years won a number of regional and state competitions. He joined the Army in 1982 and is currently an Instructor in at the Advanced Training Wing of […]

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Mike Kempster

Originally from Hertfordshire, Mike studied trombone performance at the London College of Music gaining the GLCM graduate diploma. Following a further years study at Avery Hill College, London, he was awarded the Post Graduate Certificate of Education teaching qualification. Whilst in London he gained much performing experience, from orchestral to stage musicals. His teaching career […]

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Mogens Andresen

Mogens Andresen, Head of Brass at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen was born in 1945 and studied trombone in Copenhagen, London and Chicago. He was bass trombonist in the Royal Danish Orchestra from 1974 to 1988 and was appointed a professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in 1988. As Co-founder of […]

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Murray Greig

Murray Greig studied trumpet at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester under Howard Snell, gaining the PPRNCM Diploma with a Distinction and the Cecil Kidd Prize. After playing Principal Trumpet with the European Youth Orchestra he was appointed Sub-Principal Trumpet of the Sadlers Wells Royal Ballet. He has also worked with the Philharmonia, […]

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Nicholas Sackman

Nicholas Sackman b. London 12.4.1950 – A modernist by nature, but one given to a particularly trenchant and direct form of musical speech, Sackman composes slowly, but with a dedication and concern for detail that gives each work an enduring quality and substance. His best known work is a fine piano sonata, but he is […]

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Ole Schmidt

Ole Schmidt is a composer, conductor, pianist, teacher, and provocateur. During a career of more than forty years he has cut a versatile figure on the Danish music scene. Schmidt was born in Copenhagen in 1928. He started out after the war as a self-taught jazz pianist, earning money by playing in restaurants and at […]

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Pat Henry

Porter Davies (Pat) Henry was born May 25, 1941 in Carlsbad, New Mexico to the home of Madge and A.P. Henry. He passed from this life on Monday morning, April 28, 2003, at his home at the age of 61 years, 11 months and 3 days. Mr. Henry graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1959. […]

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Paul Clay

Paul Clay grew up in Northampton, where he played the trumpet in county jazz and wind ensembles. He studied composition with Anthony Gilbert and Paul Newland at the Royal Northern College of Music, from which he graduated in 2003. Since then he has concentrated on a career in music education, specialising in contemporary music and […]

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Paul Goldstaub

Paul Goldstaud is Professor of Music Theory and Composition at Binghamton University. Goldstaub’s compositions have been performed by the Guthrie Theater, the Minnesota Opera and the Cincinnati Opera; at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall; and in Canada, Great Britain, Japan, Germany, Russia and Italy. His comic opera, The Marriage Proposal, based on Chekhov, was produced […]

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Paul Harvey

Paul Harvey was born in Sheffield in 1935, studied at the Royal College of Music, London and has been a member of the Band of the Irish Guards, the Scottish National Orchestra and the Bounremouth Symphony Orchestra. For most of his career he has been a freelance player in London, working mainly with the BBC […]

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Paul Hughes

Paul Hughes BMus (Hons) studied Composition with John Thomas and Arrangement and Musical Direction with Paul Bartholomew at Trinity College of Music in Greenwich. Developing an early interest in music, Paul started having keyboard lessons at the age of 7 and he wrote his first composition three years later. Throughout his teens Paul took a […]

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Paul Hunt

Dr. Paul Hunt is Professor and the Head of the Department of Music at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. Prior to moving to Manhattan in 1998, he served on the faculty of Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts, Bowling Green, Ohio, where he was the Chair of the Department of Music Performance […]

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Paul Keenan

Born in 1956 in Birmingham, Paul studied composition with Anthony Gilbert at The Royal Northern College of Music. He continued privately with Bill Hopkins, in whose memory he wrote a guitar duo (1981; extended 1984) with funds made available by North West Arts. Duo: In Memory Bill Hopkins was performed by the Aguado Duo as […]

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Paul Max Edlin

Paul Max Edlin was born in 1963. He comes from an artistic family; his grandparents were both opera singers and his mother is an artist. He entered the Royal College of Music in 1981 where he studied composition with Edwin Roxburgh, Richard Blackford and Joseph Horovitz, and also trumpet with John Wallace. He won most […]

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Paul Sarcich

Paul Sarcich was born in Wellington, New Zealand, and embarked on a scientific career before switching to music. He began as a percussionist in military bands before progressing to an orchestral and freelance career. He studied percussion in the USA with Karen Ervin, and the UK with Michael Skinner, James Blades, Michael Frye, and Nicholas […]

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Paul Smith

Paul Smith has played trombones for over 40 years, specialising on bass trombone. He also arranges music for trombone ensembles.  He plays in an amateur group “Bones alone” as well as a mainly professional trombone group with Andy Crompton, Mark Walters and Jim Robins, who have tried and tested all the pieces published. The pieces […]

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Peter Davis

PETER DAVIS began his musical education as a chorister at Salisbury Cathedral, and as top music scholar at Lancing College, West Sussex. He gained his ARCO at the age of 17, winning two performance prizes, and after a year as cathedral organ scholar in Salisbury, he spent three years as organ scholar at St John’s […]

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Peter Gane

Peter Gane is one of Britain’s leading brass specialists. At the age of 16 he won an open scholarship to study trombone at the Royal Manchester College of Music and at the age of 19 he became a member of the London Symphony Orchestra. A founder and former president of the British Trombone Society with […]

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Peter Lawrance

Peter Lawrance started his musical studies in Leicestershire where he was a member of the Leicestershire School’s Symphony Orchestra. He received an L.E.A. award to study the horn with James Brown at the Royal Academy of Music after which he attended Liverpool and Reading Universities, studying composition with Hugh Wood and the horn with James […]

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Peter Longworth

Described as “dazzlingly-atmospheric” (the Glasgow Herald), Peter’s music has been performed internationally in countries including the United States, Canada, Japan, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands, as well as in UK venues such as the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Cadogan Hall, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, St John’s Smith Square and Saint Martin […]

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Peter Maunder

Peter Maunder was born in Hull in 1960 and began his music making at the age of 9 on the guitar. He took up the euphonium at 11 and later the trombone, which he went on to study in Huddersfield with Barrie Webb as trombone tutor and Michael Holloway for composition. After a further year […]

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Peter Stones

Peter W Stones (b. 1988) is a composer and trombonist from the Midlands. After studying at Birmingham Conservatoire he established himself as a performer of avant-garde music and jazz in the region, performing in local bands & solo recitals focused on contemporary brass music. He continued this when he moved to Stockholm, Sweden having the […]

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Peter Thorne

Peter Thorne born 1955 Peter read music at Worcester College Oxford in the mid-1970s and subsequently studied at the University of East Anglia. Although he learned a great deal at this time, an equivalent influence has been his subsequent work as a pianist in popular music, theatre and jazz. Many of Peter’s compositions show at […]

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Phil Harrison

Phil grew up in Yorkshire Brass Bands (Swinton and District Excelsior Silver and Kirkbymoorside bands) before entering the Royal Northern College of Music in 1974. He became a founder member of Opera North in 1978, before moving to the Halle Orchestra in Manchester. From there he freelanced with most of the major orchestras in the […]

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Philip Godfrey

Philip is a freelance musician living in London. He concentrates mainly on composing, but is also a pianist, organist and music teacher. His compositions – instrumental, choral and theatre music – are tonal and accessible in style, they are widely performed and published. Philip studied music at Cambridge University, where he was an organ scholar […]

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Philip Lawrence

Phil started playing the trumpet at the age of eleven, and took seven short years before playing his first professional engagement with the Liverpool Philharmonic. He freely admits to not starting in bands, but went the way of the orchestral player having lessons in school from Jack Stokes (father of Bill) and then studying with […]

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Philip Nell

Philip started playing Solo Trombone with the Aldbourne Band as a teenager then studied Trombone and Piano at the Royal Academy of Music.  Philip has spent over wenty years freelancing in London with the Orchestras, Ballet and Opera. Touring throughout Europe and the USA and performing in West End Shows. Philip started composing just over 20 […]

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Philip Wilby

Born in Pontefract in 1949, Philip Wilby was educated at Leeds Grammar School and Keble College, Oxford. Wilby attributes the awakening of his interest in composition to Herbert Howells, whose extra-curricular composition classes he attended while a violinist in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. A serious commitment to composition developed during the years […]

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Ray Steadman-Allen

Ray Steadman-Allen was born 18 September 1922 in Muller Road, Horfield, Bristol to Salvation Army officer parents. He is a composer of brass band music, and became a Salvation Army officer himself in 1949, from the Harrow corps. He graduated with a B.Mus. In 1951 he married Joyce Foster, who became a Salvation Army officer […]

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Remko de Jager

Remko de Jager, born 1971, started his studies in 1990 at the Conservatory of Rotterdam under George Wiegel and completed his Master’s Degree Cum Laude in 1998. He has also attended master classes with Michel Becquet, Bart van Lier and Victor Sumerkin. In 1992 he won 1st prize at a competition of Young Music Talent […]

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Richard Bissill

Professor Richard Bissill, FGS, FRAM is a horn player, award-winning arranger and composer. He studied horn and piano at the Royal Academy of Music then joined the London Symphony Orchestra, aged 22. From 1984 he served for 33 years as Section Principal Horn of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera […]

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Richard Edwards

Richard Edwards is one of the most versatile trombonists. His career has spanned all areas of the business from live jazz, classical and TV & Radio performances to records and film scores. His numerous film credits include Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Bridget Jones, Shrek, Shark Tale, Narnia and Casino Royale. He has performed and recorded […]

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Richard Schwartz

Dr. Richard I. Schwartz, born in St. Louis, Missouri USA, received his Bachelor of Music Education Degree in 1973 from the University of Michigan; a Master of Clarinet Performance from Washington University, St. Louis in 1975; and a Ph. D. in Music Theory from Washington University in 1982. He is the author of the highly […]

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Robert Farnon

Canadian-born Robert Farnon is generally regarded as the greatest living composer of Light Orchestral music in the world. Farnon is also revered as an arranger of quality popular songs, having influenced most of the top writers on both sides of the Atlantic during the second half of this century. He has also produced some memorable […]

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Robert Hinchliffe

Robert was born and educated in Doncaster. At I8 he went on to study Oboe at the Royal College of Music with Sidney Sutcliffe. During his student days he was Principal Oboe with the British Youth Symphony Orchestra. On completion of his 4 years at The Royal College he, initially, went on to pursue a […]

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Robert Kehle

Mr. Kehle joined the Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS, USA faculty in 1978. He holds the rank of professor of music and teaches both lower brass and jazz studies. His Bachelor of Music and the Bachelor of Arts (music eduction) degrees are from Washington State University and his Master’s in Music degree and doctoral work […]

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Robert McKenzie

Composer, conductor, performer, and teacher, Rob McKenzie brings to his work a lifetime of experience in the Vancouver music scene. His interest in composition stems from early experimentation with pop, rock, and jazz improvisation. This lead to jazz, and classical training in Vancouver, Los Angeles, and Toronto; culminating in 1989 in a Masters degree in […]

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Robert Ramskill

David Alexander Rahbee is currently Senior Artist in Residence at the University of Washington School of Music in Seattle, where he is Director of Orchestral Activities and teaches conducting. He is Music Director and Conductor of the University of Washington Symphony Orchestra and founder of the UW Campus Philharmonia. He is a recipient of the […]

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Robin Benton

Robin Benton was born in Nottingham in 1941 where he learned to play the G Bass Trombone and later Tenor Trombone. Over the years he has enjoyed playing in orchestras, wind bands, theatre bands, brass groups and Big Bands. He studied at London University (BMus) and Bath Spa University College (MA with Composition as main […]

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Roger Nicholls

Roger Nicholls has been a teacher of Modern Languages all his working life. His interest in music began with piano lessons, and while at grammar school he took up the organ, becoming an occasional relief organist at several churches in the Marlow (Bucks) area. At university he became interested in folk dancing and started playing […]

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Rory Boyle

Rory Boyle was born in Ayr. He was a chorister at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, and studied composition with Frank Spedding at the RSAMD, as well as piano, organ, clarinet and conducting. A Caird Travelling scholarship enabled him to continue his studies with Lennox Berkeley in London. ‘While his Scottish roots are never far away, […]

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Ross Walter

Ross Walter, associate professor of trombone, euphonium and tuba, came to Virginia Commonwealth University from Baton Rouge, La., where he served as trombonist with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. He received Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of […]

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Ruud van Eeten

Ruud van Eeten received his B.A. in Trombone, Theory of Music, and Orchestral Conducting from the Brabant Conservatory in Tilburg, The Netherlands, and his M.A. in orchestral conducting from the Royal Conservatory The Hague, rounding off his studies conducting the Limburg Symphony Orchestra. In 2002 he won the Bernard Haitink award, and was appointed assistant […]

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Ryan Jesperson

Ryan Jesperson (1981) is a composer whose music is steeped in the modern practice of blurring genres and skewing expectations. With a taste for eccentric rhythms and dissonant chord progressions, Ryan’s music alludes to his jazz and rock roots while still holding strong to his contemporary academic tastes. Ryan holds an MM and an AD […]

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Ryan Linham

Ryan Linham graduated in 2014 with First Class Honours as a Foundation Scholar at the Royal College of Music, London. He was appointed the trumpet position in the New European Ensemble (Den Haag) that year, and has begun to forge a successful freelance career in the UK, performing as guest Principal trumpet with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony […]

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Sally Beamish

Sally Beamish was born in London in 1956 and started writing music at an early age. She later studied viola at the Royal Northern College of Music, where she also received composition lessons from Anthony Gilbert and Sir Lennox Berkeley. For a decade her career centred on the viola, particularly as a member of the […]

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Salvatore Sciarratta

Salvatore Sciarratta (born August 22, 1995) is an Italian trombonist, euphoniumist and composer. In November 2018 he obtained the Bachelor of Arts in Trombone studying with Giuseppe Bonanno at the “Alessandro Scarlatti” Conservatory of Palermo. He studied Euphonium with Francesco Tolentino in the same Conservatory. As a self-taught he approaches composition and arrangement. Salvatore is […]

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Saskia Apon

Saskia Apon was born in Rotterdam. She studied harp with Margot Flipse-Broeders at the Rotterdam Conservatory, where she graduated laude at the age of 16 (the youngest ever). At this age she taught at the Conservatory. As a self-taught composer-arranger, she wrote many original works and arrangements for various brass combinations. Saskia Apon has arranged, […]

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Shawn Davern

Shawn Davern is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in wind conducting at James Madison University, where he serves as the graduate assistant of the university’s concert and athletic band program under the direction of Dr. Stephen Bolstad. As graduate assistant, Davern’s responsibilities include assisting with the administration and instruction of the JMU Marching Royal Dukes, […]

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Shelly Denny

Shelley Denny is a free-lance trombonist and teacher whose wide experience ranges from ballet to big bands, from musical theatre to modern jazz. His playing credits include tours with Stan Kenton, Les and Larry Elgart and Petula Clark, plus countless shows backing such artists as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Wilson, Johnny Mathis, and The […]

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Simon Cunliffe

Simon Cunliffe began singing and then playing trumpet and later the piano. Studied music at Dartington College of Arts (in association with the University of Plymouth, England), majoring in composition and graduating in 1994 with honours. Several commercial releases followed, including discs of licensed production music, resulting in membership of the PRS in 1999. Other […]

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Simon Hall

Simon Hall’s musical interests are wide-ranging, which is reflected in his range of work: He is active as a composer, producer, engineer, bass trombonist, and educator. He is currently responsible for the Conservatoire’s delivery of the BSc degree in Music Technology. In addition he co-ordinates and delivers a range of teaching in and out of […]

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Simon Hogg

Simon Hogg (1958) commenced trombone lessons with his uncle, C.S.McCoy and later joined his father in the Coventry Salvation Army Band. He graduated to the National Youth Orchestra and the Royal Academy of Music, London where he won many major wind and brass prizes. During a post graduate year at Birmingham University he became a […]

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Simon Kerwin

Simon Kerwin was brought up in the heart of the brass band community in Wigan (near Manchester, England). He first learnt to play the baritone at the age of twelve progressing to the euphonium soon after and finally settling on the tuba when he joined the successful Wingates Brass Band at the age of seventeen. […]

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Simon Lenton

Simon or ‘Lenny’ to his friends (‘Beethoven’ to his NVQ Brickwork course colleagues!) won a scholarship to study trumpet at Trinity College of Music in 1988. Since graduating in 1991 he has freelanced across the spectrum of professional music making in the UK and is known for his capacity to play in all styles whether […]

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Simon Lesley

Simon Lesley is a lecturer and director of Birmingham City University’s Popular Music undergraduate programme.  He is widely published as a composer-arranger, his works being published by Warwick Music, Universal Edition, Faber Music and Music Sales among others.  His Three Sketches (TB111) won the British Trombone Society composition competition and he was awarded a PhD […]

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Simon Proctor

Simon Proctor is a British composer, pianist, and flautist, famous for his works for unusual instruments. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London where he won the Eric Coates Prize, amongst others. He has composed a wide variety of orchestral, vocal and instrumental music which have been performed throughout the UK and Europe, […]

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Stefan de Haan

Stefan comes from a family of musicians, his grandfather the Principal Conductor and his mather, a pianist. In 1921 he was born in Darmstadt, Germany. He studied music in Berlin, Florence and later at the Royal School of Music, London. He composed with Herbert Howells and played Bassoon with Archie Camden. He was an active […]

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Stephen Dodgson

Stephen Dodgson was born in London in 1924, and has lived there with few interruptions ever since. He received his musical training at the Royal College of Music, and was subsequently for many years a member of its teaching staff in theory and composition. In 1950 he was in Italy with a travelling scholarship. Through […]

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Stephen Roberts

Stephen was born in London and studied at the Royal College of Music with Alan Civil and composition at Birmingham University. He is a founder member of the FINE ARTS BRASS and has been responsible for many of the Ensemble’s musical arrangements. As well as playing the horn, he is also known as a composer […]

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Steve Halsey

Steve Halsey was born in 1958 in East Yorkshire and began playing the trumpet at the age of 9. Growing up in the Yorkshire Brass band tradition and later playing in Symphony orchestras and Dance bands gave him a wealth of experience in different fields of music. At 16 he gave the European Premiere of […]

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Steven Verhelst

Bass trombone player Steven Verhelst studied at the Rotterdam Conservatory with Ben van Dijk, Jörgen van Rijen and Pierre Volders. He has performed with most Belgian and Dutch orchestras such as the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Metropole Orchestra, the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, etc. In 2005 he was a member of the World Youth Orchestra’s Summer tour with […]

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Taylor Donaldson

Taylor Donaldson is a trombonist, composer and arranger living in Montreal, Canada. He holds a Masters degree in Music (Trombone Performance) from The Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montreal. Taylor maintains an active performing schedule and writes for a variety of ensembles including big band, trombone ensemble, classical chamber ensemble, jazz and […]

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Terry Trower

Terry started to play the drums at the age of 8 and according to him “my lucky breaks were in my early life in the music profession as a drummer”. At the age of 15, Terry formed a quartet and played at local dances. At the same time he started studying with the retired principal […]

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Thomas Böttger

Born: 15. August 1957 in Neustrelitz (Germany) First composition: at the age of nine Studies: In Berlin at the University of Music „Hanns Eisler“(Master degree). In Warsaw (Poland) at the Academy of Music „Frédéric Chopin“ with the composer Tadeuz Baird- Master pupil at the Academy of Arts Berlin (1981-1983) Winner of some compositions including the […]

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Thomas Zugger

Praised for his “beautiful resonate tone” and “outstanding flexibility” (ITA Journal), Dr. Thomas W Zugger has enjoyed an international career as a performer, educator and composer.  Zugger is currently Dean and Professor of Trombone and Euphonium at the Capital University Conservatory of Music in Columbus, OH.  He spends his summers teaching at the International Music […]

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Timothy Higgins

Tim Higgins began his musical training in Houston, TX, studying with Michael Warny, Second Trombonist with the Houston Grand Opera and Ballet. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from Northwestern University under the tutelage of Michael Mulcahy, Second Trombonist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has performed and recorded with a number of […]

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Timothy Salter

Timothy Salter is a composer, conductor and pianist, whose works include instrumental, chamber and orchestral music, choral music and songs. He was born in Yorkshire and read music at St. John’s College, Cambridge. His numerous public and private commissions comprise concert music in many genres but also include incidental music for television. His compositions appear […]

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Tom Dossett

Tom Dossett is a composer, arranger, musician and conductor. His work is always fresh, innovative, and filled with different musical colours and styles. As the former composer/arranger for the U.S. Air Force Band in Washington, DC, Tom has gained a wealth of experience spanning 20 years writing for America’s International Musical Ambassadors. His Musical creations […]

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Tom Hammond

Tom Hammond is Artistic Director and one of the founding members of sound collective. Tom was recently chosen by Finnish Maestro Esa-Pekka Salonen as one of only twenty conductors worldwide to participate in the Sibelius International Conductor’s Competition in Helsinki , offering the opportunity to work with the Finnish Radio Symphony and Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestras […]

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Tutti Camarata

Tutti Camarata, who died on Wednesday April 13th 2005, aged 91, played an important role in American popular music as an arranger, conductor, musical director and record company executive; his career stretched from the early days of Bing Crosby to the digital age, and he arranged and conducted television shows for artists as diverse as […]

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Vicent Egea

J. VIcent Egea graduated in Trumpet, Composition, Choral and Orchestral Conducting Conservatory of San Sebastian, Spain. He received a Certificate of Advanced Studies for Orchestral Conducting from the Royal Academy of Music in London, made possible with a scholarship from Banco de España and the RAM. Also he was the first “special student” to graduate […]

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Wes Warren

Wes began playing the cornet at the tender age of 4 years. His whole family were brass players in the Salvatiion Army and he joined the junior band as soon as he could read. His first teacher was his sister Wendy and her husband John Britan. His cornet playing flourished in such a great musical […]

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Wilfred Josephs

Wilfred Josephs was born in Newcastle on 24th July 1927 and showed early musical promise, although his parents persuaded him to take up a ‘proper’ career and he subsequently became a dentist. However, he continued to study and compose and following the success of his requiem in 1963 (1st prize in La Scala Competition, Milan) […]

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William Moats

William Moats is a resident of Birmingham, Alabama. He attended and graduated from Kent State University in Music Education with a major in instrumental music. He was a member of two military bands, playing trombone and euphonium before attending and graduating from Ball State University with a Master of Arts degree in Music. He taught […]

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William Rose

William G. Rose is presently Associate Professor of Music in the Department of Music at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA. He teaches the low brass studio, music theory, conducts the brass choir, and serves as Musical Director for music theater productions, as well as holds the position of Coordinator of the Computer Music Lab. […]

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Ying-Chen Kao

Taiwanese-American composer/pianist Ying-Chen Kao’s (高盈真) music has been described as “exceedingly beautiful” in Soundboard Magazine UK, a “challenging and rich work” in the Coral Gables Gazette, and “an evocative and surreal soundscape” on minor Her compositions have been featured at MUSIQA, TCC Taiwan Night Concert, Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series, Union Square Chamber Music Society, […]

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