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The University of South Carolina is loaning a couple of its musicians for a trombone and piano recital at Tennessee Tech University this week.

Brad Edwards, trombone, and Lynn Kompass, piano, will present a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, at TTU’s Wattenbarger Auditorium. A Center Stage event, the show is free and open to the public.

Edwards teaches trombone at the University of South Carolina and holds the position of second trombone with the Augusta Symphony.

He has served with the United States Air Force Concert Band in Washington, D.C., where he was twice featured as a soloist. Some of the other ensembles he’s performed with include the Baltimore Symphony, the brass choir of the National Symphony and the Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra.

Edwards has published a composition, Blue Wolf (ITA Press), and two books, Introductory Studies in Tenor and Alto Clef, “Before Blazhevich” and Lip Slurs: Progressive Exercises for the Development of Tone and Technique (both Ensemble Publications).
Kompass, who has been teaching at the University of South Carolina since 2002, also maintains an active career as a vocal coach, chamber musician and recital collaborator.

She has participated in the Steans Vocal Institute at the Ravinia Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival and the Banff Centre for the Arts.

Kompass has performed within the past season at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, the Strings in the Mountain Festival, University of Texas at Austin and the International Conference of Arts and Humanities in Honolulu.