Ben McIlwain Releases Debut Album

Trombonist Ben McIlwain’s solo debut album, “indefatigable,” has dropped! The album includes recordings of the following works for trombone that he commissioned:

  • Alan Theisen’s Symphony No. 2 for Clarinet, Trombone, and Piano (featuring Jacqueline McIlwain, clarinet)
  • Joe Buono’s Elegy
  • James David‘s Secure.Contain.Protect – Sonata for Trombone and Piano
  • Charles Ingram’s Sonatina
  • Joshua Mize‘s Galaxy Unknown

Ellen Elder performs as collaborative pianist on all pieces except for the Mize. The recording engineer was Andy Gilstrap, producer was Nick Laufer, mixing/mastering was done by TJ Tesh, and project manager was Karen Cubides. Many of these recordings will be world premiere recordings.

Dr. Ben McIlwain joined the faculty of The University of Southern Mississippi in Fall 2010. McIlwain has been actively involved in commissioning nearly 50 new works for trombone solo and/or ensemble. His group, Tromboteam, successfully raised $10,000 through Kickstarter to commission and record new works for trombone ensemble.

For further information on McIlwain and his debut album, please visit his website.