7:30 PM19:30

The Penn State Trombone Studio Sings

Join Professor Mark Lusk and the Penn State Trombone Studio, as we present a concert full of songs from great American composers like Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber, along with numbers from classic musicals such as Man of La Mancha, Sweeney Todd, and Oklahoma!

We hope you can join us for a recital dedicated to showcasing many different and exciting pieces of music “sung on the trombone” by the members of our studio!

The pieces we will perform were learned by using four (4) distinct approaches of musical study:
1) Analyzing the lyrics alone, without the music
2) Analyzing the music alone, without the lyrics
3) How the composers combine these two elements
4) The sound of the singer when singing each piece

The goal was to learn the song completely before we began playing it on the trombone. We will perform this recital with no music, not because we have “memorized” the music, but rather because we know the music that well. We will also use a TV to display the words as each person performs their pieces.

The event will take place October 20th, at 7:30 pm, in the new Recital Hall at the School of Music!

The concert will also be live-streamed on our Facebook page!

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11:00 AM11:00

The 30th Annual Frühling Posaunen Festival and The Pennsylvania All-State Trombone Choir

The Penn State Trombone Studio is proud to host the 30th Frühling Posaunen Festival in this coming April. The event will feature many special guests such as the legendary Jay Friedman! This year’s festivals will also feature The Pennsylvania All-State Trombone Choir which will be composed of 16-20 young trombonists. Read more about this prestigious event

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11:00 AM11:00

Santa Comes to State College

On December 6th, Santa is making his annual trip to Penn State to conduct the Trombone Choir and to bring joy and cheer to the children of the State College area! We invite kids of any age to come and hear all of your holiday favorites and fill your hearts with holiday cheer!

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7:30 PM19:30

Trombone Choir Concert


Join the Penn State Trombone Choir for our first concert of the year on October 30th! In Esber Recital Hall, Music Building 1. 

Repertorie will include:
Suite for Trombones by Flor Peeters
Entrada, Lied, Danz, and Finale
(Full Choir)
Nessun Dorma by Giacomo Puccini, arr. by Brandon Buterbaugh and featuring Brandon with our senoir trombonists;
Jeffrey Dever, Abigail Koehler, Brett Slifer and Ryan Smith
A Les Miserable Medley, arr. by Abigail Koehler
Select members of the choir and feature Ms. Koehler
Pokarekare Ana, arr. Jeffrey Dever
featuring Professor Lusk with the senior class
Ave Maria by Franz Biebl, arr. 
(Ful Choir featuring Ryan Smith)
Two Pieces by Raymond Premru
Our Sophomore trombonists;
Lydia Baranoski, Nicholas Kazmierczak, and Ofer Cohen
Tissington Variations by Raymond Premru
Our graduate students with Professor Lusk;
Wade Judy, Jamey Morgan, and Austin Oprean
In Memoriam by Raymond Premru
(Full Choir)
Elsa's Procession by Richard Wagner
(Full Choir)

The concert is available on livestream at -http://musicmedia.psu.edu/livestream/

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