2021 Big 12 Trombone Conference Summary

The Eighteenth Annual Big 12 Area Trombone Conference was held January 15th – 17th, 2021 virtually on Zoom.  The Conference’s Featured Guest Artist was internationally renowned soloist Jessica Buzbee.

Ms. Buzbee’s feature performance and master class were both amazing and inspiring.  Additional highlights included an exciting faculty showcase recital, great ensemble performances and many inspiring clinics and presentations. Unique events brought on by the pandemic included a panel discussion on Teaching Strategies during the Pandemic and several Zoom Hangout Sessions, where conference attendees were able to visit with and get to know members of the artist faculty.

Overall, the conference was a stirring assembly of fine students, performers, and educators.  Many thanks to all who attended, presented, and performed so well, and our sponsors:  AR Resonance Mouthpieces, Conn-Selmer Corporation, Yamaha International Corporation, the Music of Ken Friedrich, Tarpley Music Company, Edwards Instrument Company and Iota Tau Alpha, the Trombone Service Fraternity of Texas Tech University.

Next year’s conference is scheduled for January 14 – 16, 2022.  More details will be forthcoming.  Please visit our website, www.big12tromboneconference.com, for updates.