May 27 - 30

The Trombone Summit,  established in 2010 as a one-day event, was created with the intention of providing the opportunity for trombonists of all ages to work with world class artists.  

The roster of past Trombone Summit guest artists includes: 

  • Blair Bollinger - Philadelphia Orchestra

  • Chris Branagan - U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own"

  • Nitzan Haroz - Philadelphia Orchestra

  • Brian Hecht - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

  • Wes Funderburk - Kennesaw State University

  • Achilles Liarmakopoulos - Canadian Brass

  • Maniacal Four Trombone Quartet

  • Craig Mulcahy - National Symphony Orchestra

  • Samuel Schlosser - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

  • Weston Sprott - Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

  • Nathan Zgonc - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

  • Colin Williams - New York Philharmonic 


Now in the third year of an expanded format, the 2019 Georgia Trombone Summit, with generous ongoing support from the Edwards Instrument Co. and the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia, represents a larger commitment to the trombone community.  We are proud to have our amazing and musically diverse faculty returning this year!

The 2019 GTS Edwards Artist Faculty will be:

  • Josh Bynum - University of Georgia | RPTQ

  • Paul Compton - Oklahoma State University | RPTQ

  • Brian Conklin - DFW Performer & Educator | RPTQ

  • Stephen Lange - Boston Symphony Orchestra

  • James Markey - Boston Symphony Orchestra

  • Toby Oft - Boston Symphony Orchestra 

  • Casey Thomas - Berry College | RPTQ

  • Steve Wiest - Grammy-Nominated Performer and Recording Artist

    • Director of Jazz Studies: The University of Denver


A select number of Participants & Auditors will enjoy a variety of performances, masterclasses, chamber music, exhibits, and interaction with the artist/faculty.   


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