High school trombonists are invited to attend the second annual “Trombone Day,” on Sunday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts.

The event, hosted by the WVU School of Music, is a day-long trombone seminar designed to provide high school trombonists with an educational experience through hands-on workshops and demonstrations.

Trombone Day participants will attend masterclasses taught by WVU trombone professors Keith Jackson and Brian Plitnik, rehearse alongside WVU trombone students in a more than 30-member trombone choir, and learn from the professional orchestral trombone section of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

“As part of the University’s commitment to education and the community, we strongly believe in providing music education as a means of supplementing what public school band programs may simply not have time to explore,” said Plitnik. “This program also allows us to raise awareness of the quality trombone-related resources that exist at WVU, including our dedicated trombone students and talented trombone faculty.”

A complimentary lunch will be provided. Following a faculty recital at 6 p.m., the event will conclude with Trombone Day participants being invited to to perform in a mass trombone choir.

“Students will learn specific approaches to and concepts about playing trombone throughout the day’s activities and then have a chance to apply these skills alongside WVU students in the choir performance,” said Plitnik. “It will be a very exciting culmination to the day.”

Participants in WVU Trombone Day should bring their trombones. However, non-trombonists, parents, teachers and band directors are also welcome to observe the day’s activities without active participation

Anyone interested in attending WVU Trombone Day should contact Brian Plitnik at Brian.Plitnik@mail.wvu.edu or call 240-727-5837. Registration is free and open to the public, but space is limited.



CONTACT: David Welsh, College of Creative Arts
304-293-3397, David.Welsh@mail.wvu.edu

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