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The Resonant Projection Trombone Quartet formed in 2009 with a mission to expand the range and style of the trombone quartet repertoire and to foster a greater appreciation of chamber music in  young musicians. 


The quartet has been featured at the American Trombone Workshop, the Big XII Trombone Conference, the Oklahoma Bandmaster's Association, and the  Siouxland Trombone Festival.  They have also presented recitals and masterclasses at  several colleges and universities across the country.    

The quartet is an artist ensemble for the Edwards Instrument Company of Elkhorn, Wisconsin.  The members are Josh Bynum, Paul Compton, Brian Conklin, and Casey Thomas.  

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Paul Compton is Associate Professor of Trombone at Oklahoma State University and an artist for Edwards Trombones and Griego Mouthpieces. Paul studied at the University of North Texas with Vern Kagarice and Tony Baker, University of Texas at Arlington with Andrew M. Russell, Henry Mancini Institute with Bruce Paulson and Andy Martin and Alessi Seminar with Joseph Alessi.


Paul was an artist for the 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017 Trombonanza Festivals in Santa Fe, Argentina where he performed as soloist with the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra, Santa Fe Municipal Band and Camerata Eleutheria Chamber Orchestra. Paul has also been a guest artist for the American Trombone Workshop where he performed as soloist with the United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own”.


Paul is a recipient of the OSU Regents Distinguished Teaching Award, OSU Wise-Diggs-Berry Award, and the OSU Friends of Music Distinguished Music Professor Award.  Paul’s students have won competitions sponsored by the International Trombone Association, American Trombone Workshop, Music Teacher’s National Association and the United States Army Band.  


Since 2010, Dr. Joshua L. Bynum has served as Professor of Trombone at the University of Georgia and trombonist with the Georgia Brass Quintet.  He is also a founding member of the MOD[ular] Contemporary Chamber Ensemble. In the summers, Josh serves as trombone artist/faculty for the Sewanee Summer Music Festival. He has also been on summer faculty for the Festival of Vale Veneto, in the Rio Grande de Sul region of Brazil.

Josh performs regularly as first-call substitute with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, including the entire 2015-16 season. He has recorded two releases with the ASO (ChristopherTheofanidis: Creation/Creator and Jonathan Leshnoff: Zohar). He is also a member of the IRIS Orchestra, under the direction of Michael Stern.  

Josh has given clinics and performances at the Eastern Trombone Workshop, International Trombone Festival, and Georgia Music Educators Association Conference. He has been an invited performer and clinician at various workshops and universities across the country.  His solo CD Catalyst is available through Potenza Music, iTunes, and Amazon.

He holds degrees from the University of Iowa, Temple University, and Jacksonville State University.  His teachers are Dr. James Roberts, Dr. David Perkel, Nitzan Haroz, and Dr. David Gier.  Josh currently serves as the Editor & Contributor for the International Trombone Association Journal's Pedagogy Corner, and is an Artist & Clinician for the Edwards Instrument Company.


Dr. Brian Conklin is a graduate of Boston University, Yale University, and the University of Iowa. He has studied with Ronald Barron, John Swallow, Dr. David Gier, and Julie Josephson. Conklin has also studied brass chamber music with members of the Empire, Atlantic, St. Louis, and New York Brass Quintets.


He has performed with the Waco, Cedar Rapids, Quad Cities, and Shreveport Symphony Orchestras as well as the Dallas Wind Symphony. Conklin was a member of national touring productions of the Broadway musicals Oklahoma and Oliver. He also has appeared with the Texas Christian University Trombone Choir as a guest soloist. Additionally, Conklin is a founding member of the trombone quartet Resonant Projection, which has performed at numerous colleges, universities, and events.


Over his 15 year teaching career, his students have regularly participated in Texas All-State, All- Region, and All-District bands. Students from Conklin's studio also have been accepted into internationally acclaimed college low brass studios and awarded over $300,000 in music based college scholarships, grants, and waivers. Conklin is an Artist & Clinician for the Edwards Instrument Company.



Originally from Cedartown, Georgia, Dr. Casey Thomas is the Instructor of Trombone at Jacksonville State University.


Dr. Thomas completed both his Masters and Doctor of Musical Arts degree in trombone performance and pedagogy from The University of Iowa in Iowa City and his Bachelors degree in music education from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama.

He is the owner of several music related businesses including Just for Brass, Just for Winds, Potenza Music (the publishing wing of Just for Brass and Winds), Solid Brass Music Company (another online sheet music retail and publishing service), and (an online magazine for brass instrumentalists).


Previous academic appointments were at Berry College, Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas, Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, and Saint Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.


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