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  • Explain who John Philip Sousa was (Father of American march style music- Stars & Stripes, Washington Post, Black Horse Troop, etc.)Explain about battles between Pryor and Herbert L. Clarke, 1st chair trumpet (solo battles, greater range and flexibility- showmanship)Play Blue Bells of Scotland Clip (Pryor’s arrangement) Way ahead of its time
  • Called “The Chief”Started the trombone program at Eastman, a top music school in the USPedagogy (teaching) was his strongpointEastman Trombone choir (play clip “Geological Survey”
  • Swedish trombonist Christian LindbergLong running free-lance soloist (this is unusual, as most trombonists will audition for and join a symphony)Doesn’t play as much now- still premieres some works, but mostly conducts and composes
  • One of the most famous orchestral trombonists of our timeMost solo trombone albums everTeaches at Julliard School of Music (I’ve heard he’s a rather mean teacher)Also plays in a trombone quartet called “Bones Apart”
  • Story about how, while in Japan, Megumi took her trombone up into the snows mountains to practice, steps of an old monastery, trombone frozeMoved to U.S. right after high school (by herself) to go to college and pursue a future in tromboneMarried principal french horn player in MSO (Dietrich)

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  • By Will Brown
  • Arthur Pryor  Born in 1870 From Missouri 1st chair trombonist of John Philip Sousa’s band Specialized in improvisation and range extension Paved the way for modern trombone soloists
  • Emory Remington  Born in 1892 From New York Father of the modern American orchestral trombone movement Taught at Eastman School of Music Developed trombone warm-up routine
  • Christian Lindberg  Born in 1958 From Sweden Over 80 works commissioned Most famous modern trombone soloist Avid conductor and composer
  • Joseph Alessi  Born in 1959 From Michigan Recorded 14 full length solo albums Principal trombone Of the New York Philharmonic Teaches at JSM
  • Megumi Kanda  Born in 1975 From Japan Current principal trombonist of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra 2 solo albums Mr. Brown’s trombone teacher
  • “Never look at the trombones- it only encourages them.” –Richard Strauss
  • By Will Brown