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Trombone professor gives annual TTU recital

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Published Monday Sep 22, 2014

Joshua Hauser, Tennessee Tech University’s trombone professor, will give his annual recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2.

Paul Thurmond, piano and organ; Jeremy Brown, bass trombone; Dan Bendeck, Andrew Petty and Andrew Wyrick, tenor trombones; and visiting percussion professor Colin Hill, drums, will join Hauser.

The group will play a variety of pieces, including some that have been selected for national and international competitions.

“I think it is important as an educator to perform at least a few pieces each year that my students will play during their time at TTU so they have the opportunity to hear them live,” Hauser said.

The program includes J. Barat’s 1935 “Andante and Allegro,” a staple of the trombone repertoire; Johann Albrechtsberger’s 1769 “Concerto for Alto Trombone;” and the 2008 Andrew Skaggs piece “Varietals.” Some of Hauser’s students will play and record the Skaggs’ piece later in the year to enter their performance in the 2015 American Trombone Workshop competition in the nation’s capital.

The concert will also feature a tango from Corrago Saglietti’s “Suite for Alto Trombone and Strings,” and two lighter works. One of those will be a preview of Michael Davis’ “Trombone Institute of Technology.” Davis will visit TTU in February for a two-day residency to work with students and perform for the Cookeville community.

The concert is free and open to the public. It will be in TTU’s Wattenbarger Auditorium in the Bryan Fine Arts Building, 1150 N. Dixie Ave.

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