For the 2018 and 2019 Fall and Spring semesters we welcome five new freshmen to the Penn State Trombone Studio family! Below are each of the students and a little about each of them.
Michael is a freshman music performance major who transferred from the Penn State Abington Campus the previous year. Before attending Penn State, Michael went to Abington Senior High School. He previously was taught by Ben Saltzburg. Michael's favorite piece is Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saëns and a memorable musical memory of his is when he first joined his high school's symphonic band. One hobby of his is playing video games.
Colton is a freshman music education major from the Pittsburgh area where he attended Norwin High School. Colton's previous teacher was Kevin McManus, who is also a Penn State Trombone alumnus. His favorite piece is Symphonic Fantastique by Hector Berlioz. One of Colton's most memorable musical experiences was playing in the NAfME All-National Orchestra. One of Colton's hobbies is playing soccer.
Ryan is a freshman music education major from the York area where he attended Dallastown Area High School. Previously, Ryan was taught by teachers Richard Auen and John Gouger. Ryan's favorite piece of music is Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein. One of Ryan's most memorable musical experiences was playing in the NAfME All-National Concert band and one of his hobbies is watching movies.
David is a freshman music education major from the Mechanicsburg area where he attended Mechanicsburg Area High School. David's previous teachers were Michael Clayville, Kevin McManus, and Dane Hildebrand. One of David's favorite pieces is the Firebird Suite by Igor Stravinsky. One of Ryan's most memorable music experiences was attending the Delaware Trombone Day and a hobby of his is traveling.
Andrew is a freshman music education major from the East Stroudsburg area and attended the East Stroudsburg High School South. Previously he was taught by teachers Katye Clogg and Dave Lantz. One of Andrew's favorite pieces is Symphonic Dance No. 2 by Clifton Williams. One of Andrew's most memorable musical experiences is when he attended the Maywood Wind Celebration his junior year, where he realized he wanted to study music in college. One of Andrew's hobbies is watching sports.