Iris Ceulemans Composes New Trombone Octet

Dr. Chris Van Hof, Assistant Professor of Trombone at Ball State University, recently organized a consortium for a new trombone octet by Iris Ceulemans. Ms. Ceulemans is a composer, arranger, trombonist, and educator based in Madison, Wisconsin.

The piece, 2020, was written in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. It also reflects on the social unrest, reckoning, and hoped-for-change associated with the murder of George Floyd and countless other African Americans.

Over twenty trombonists from across the USA helped commission this new addition to the trombone choir repertoire. Consortium members have exclusive rights to perform the piece until October 2021. After that, anybody can perform the piece for free as long as it is not for profit and credit is given to Ms. Ceulemans.

For further information on the piece (please note, consortium entry has passed), please visit Dr. Van Hof’s website. If you are interested in performing 2020 in the future, please contact Ms. Ceulemans.