Western Trombone Festival Sunday at WIU

Western Trombone Festival Sunday at WIU

October 18, 2022

MACOMB, IL – The Western Illinois University School of Music will present the Western Trombone Festival Final Recital at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 23 in the Recital Hall of the College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC).

The Western Trombone Festival, hosted by WIU Associate Trombone and Euphonium Professor John Mindeman, will conclude with a recital by special guest artists and WIU faculty.

Guest trombonist Tom Stark, along with collaborating pianist Yeon-Kyung Kim, will perform works by Bozza, Brian Lynn and Grøndahl. Stark is an Adjunct Trombone Professor at Elmhurst College, Harper College and a Teaching Artist at the Birch Creek Music Performance Center.

Guest trombonist Tim Coffman, with the WIU Jazz Faculty HAT Trio, consisting of WIU Associate Professor Matt Hughes, bass; assistant professor Whitney Ashe, piano; and Associate Professor George Turner, guitar, will perform the announced repertoire from the stage. Coffman is a member of the New Standard Jazz Orchestra, the Bob Lark Alumni Big Band and the Bob Lark Septet. During the summers, he teaches at the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshop at the University of Louisville.

Before the final recital, there will be a performance at 2:30 p.m. by the Festival Low Brass Choir. Both performances are open free for general seating.


Ballad, op. 62 (1944) – Eugene Bozza (1902-1991)

Doolallynastics (1989) – Brian Lynn (born 1954)

Trombone concerto (1924) – Launy Grøndahl (1886-1960)
I. Moderato assai ma molto maestoso
II. Quasi una Leggenda: andante tomb
III. Final: Maestoso – Rondo

Tom Stark, trombone
Yeon Kyung Kim, piano


Repertoire announced from the stage

Tim Coffman, trombone
The HAT Trio
Matt Hughes, bass
Whitney Ashe, piano
George Turner, guitar

For more information, visit wiu.edu/recitalhall or call the COFAC Recital Hall office at (309) 298-1843.

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