Interview with Natalie Mannix

We are so excited to continue our September theme of celebrating inspiring teachers with our interview featuring trombonist and educator, Natalie Mannix. 

Natalie Mannix, principal trombonist of the Delaware Symphony, is an avid soloist, chamber musician, orchestral performer and educator. In fall of 2016 she began her current position as Assistant Professor of Trombone at the University of North Texas after teaching 8 years at Towson University in Baltimore. Previously, she was a member of the United States Navy Band in Washington, DC for over 9 years where she performed with the brass quintet, concert and ceremonial band.

She has appeared as guest artist and clinician at colleges and conferences throughout North America, including the 2016 and 2013 International Trombone Festival, the International Women’s Brass Conference, the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic and the American Trombone Workshop. In addition to frequent performances with the Baltimore Symphony, Natalie has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington Opera and Kennedy Center Orchestras, the Washington Trombone Ensemble, the Monarch Brass, Stiletto Brass and several regional orchestras and brass ensembles. A new music advocate, she has commissioned several works for trombone and continues to perform and promote music by emerging composers.  Continue reading

Kirsten Warfield To Be in Residence at Colorado State University 4/3/2017

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Via the ITA:

Next Monday, April 3rd, Kirsten Warfield will hold a one-day residency at Colorado State University.
The first female to win a job in the “Pershing’s Own” United States Army Band, Warfield also plays in the band Black Masala and is the competitions coordinator for the American Trombone Workshop.

Her CSU residency will proceed as follows: Continue reading

CD release: Maureen Horgan – Moe’s Bit o’Blues

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Via the IWBC:

Trombonist and IWBC Past-President, Maureen Horgan, is announcing the recent release of her recording Moe’s Bit o’ Blues. Ms. Horgan is currently Professor of Music in Low Brass at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia. The recording includes commissions and favorite works by composers Perry Goldstein, Douglas O’Grady, Jonathan Santore, Kenyon Wilson, Robert Suderberg and Richard Zarov. The diverse compositions presented are for a number of different instrumentations: trombone and piano, brass quintet, trombone quartet; trombone, flute and electronics; and trombone and electronics. Other performers on the recording include Scott Hartmann, Julie Josephson, Don Robinson, John McElroy, Bart Jones, David Saunders, Kenyon Wilson, Lisa Bartholow, and Connie Cheesebrough. The CD is available from Ms. Horgan’s web site at www.maureenhorgan.com, Centaur Records (http://centaurrecords.com) or from other online stores (search for ‘Moe’s Bit o’ Blues).

The CDs available on Horgan’s  website include signed copies! The website also features sound clips of tracks from the new album, including Perry Goldstein’s spectacular Passage, for trombone quartet (2001).

 

Hanae Yoshida, Trombone and Cristina Cutts Dougherty, Tuba Perform at YoungArts 2017

A highlight of this year’s National YoungArts Week (January 8-15) was Hanae Yoshida and Cristina Cutts Dougherty’s dynamic performance of John Stevens’ Dialogues for Tuba and Trombone (1983):

These young women’s beautiful playing is evidence that the future of brass music is surely female!  Congratulations for Hanae and Cristina on your lovely performance.