Guest Artists

Trombone guest artists since 2000

Western Michigan University regularly brings trombone guest artists to campus for performance and master classes.

Orchestral

  • Megumi Kanda, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
  • Ivan Bosnjak, Croatian National Theatre Orchestra
  • Jeremy Wilson, Vienna Philharmonic (three times)
  • Shachar Israel, Cleveland Orchestra
  • Nick Schwartz, New York City Ballet
  • Ken Thompkins, Detroit Symphony Orchestra (twice)
  • Gerry Pagano, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
  • Evan Conroy, Louisiana Philharmonic (twice)
  • George Curran, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Massimo La Rosa, The Cleveland Orchestra (twice)
  • Ilan Morgenstern, San Antonio Symphony Orchestra
  • Dan Mattson, Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra (twice)
  • Joe Alessi, New York Philharmonic (three times)
  • Randy Hawes, Detroit Symphony Orchestra (twice)
  • Kip Hickman, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra (twice)
  • Ian Bousfield, Vienna Philharmonic
  • Ronald Barron, Boston Symphony Orchestra (twice)
  • Mark Lawrence, San Francisco Orchestra
  • Abbie Conant, Munich Philharmonic
  • John Kitzman, Dallas Symphony Orchestra (twice)
  • Chris Dudley, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
  • Michael Mulcahy, Chicago Symphony Orchestra (twice)
  • Dr. Andrew Mitchell, Detroit Freelance Trombonist

Ensembles

  • Maniacal 4, 2009 International Trombone Quartet Competition winners
  • Northside Quartet, 2012 International Trombone Quartet Competition winners
  • Trombones de Costa Rica
  • Philadelphia Orchestra trombone section
  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra trombone section (twice)

Soloists

  • Jim Erdman, retired trombone soloist, US Marine Band
  • Christian Lindberg, international recording artist (twice)
  • Alain Trudel, international recording artist (twice)

Jazz Trombonists

  • Harry Watters, jazz great
  • Nick Finzer, New York jazz trombonist
  • Jim Pugh, New York jazz performing artist
  • Conrad Herwig, New York jazz performing artist
  • Bob McChesney, Los Angeles jazz performing artist
  • Jiggs Whigham, Berlin jazz performing artist (twice)
  • John Fedchock, New York jazz performing artist
  • Ray Anderson, New York jazz performing artist
  • The U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors trombone section
  • Jazz artist Slide Hampton
  • Jazz artist Urbie Green
  • Doug Elliott, jazz artist

Educators

  • Jonas Bylund, Hochschule fur Musik and Theater, Hannover, Germany
  • Scott Hartman, Yale University
  • JoDee Davis, University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • Hana Beloglavec, Louisiana State University
  • Chris Van Hof, Colorado State University
  • Jeremy Wilson, Vienna Philharmonic and Vanderbilt University (three times)
  • Tony Baker, University of North Texas
  • Natalie Mannix, University of North Texas
  • Paul Hunt, Kansas State University
  • Don Lucas, Boston University
  • Brad Edwards, Arizona State University
  • Marc Dickman, University of North Florida
  • John Drew, Florida State University and ITA President
  • Peter Ellefson, Indiana University and Northwestern University
  • Tom Ervin, University of Arizona
  • Heinz Fadle, Hochschule fur Music, Detmold, Germany, ITA Past President
  • Jeannie Little, Louisiana State University (twice)
  • Chris Van Hof, Colorado State University
  • David Vining, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
  • Eileen Meyer Russell, Southwestern University (twice)
  • John Seidel, Ball State University
  • William Mathis, Bowling Green State University
  • Royce Lumpkin, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
  • Vern and Jan Kagarice, University of North Texas (twice)
  • Mark Kellogg, Eastman School of Music
  • Mike Kris, University of North Carolina/Duke University
  • James Bicigo, University of Alaska
  • Mark Hetzler, University of Wisconsin
  • Tom Zugger, Capital University