2011-2012 Academic Year in Review

  • November 1, 2011: Trombone Choir Performs at the fall Brass Chamber Concert
  • December 1, 2011: MIchael Dease masterclass and performance with JCL
  • December 10, 2011: Jessica Ducharme DMA Recital
  • December 11, 2011: Rachel Carter MA Recital
  • February 3, 2012: Dr. Allen performs with Tuba Professor John Manning on faculty recital
  • February 19, 2012: Dr. Allen performs with the Iowa Brass Collective
  • February 18, 2012: Dr. Allen presents masterclass, lecture, and performs for Iowa Honor Band
  • March 11, 2012: Dr. Allen presents masterclass, conducts, and performs at Quad City Low Brass Day
  • March 22, 2012: Dr. Allen performs world premiere of William Huff’s A Diversive Dichotomy at the Eastern Trombone Workshop
  • April 15, 2012: The Premiere Trombone Quartet spring recital
  • April 18, 2012: Iowa Trombone Choir spring concert, featuring Dr. Allen and Rob Medd as soloists
  • April 24, 2012: Spring Small Brass Ensemble Chamber Concert
  • April 25, 2012: Shelby Kifer DMA Recital
  • April 26, 2012: Randall Hawes and Kathryn Goodson visit the University of Iowa: bass trombone class, recital, and masterclass
  • April 29, 2012: Zach Spindler Senior Recital
  • April 29, 2012: Rob Medd Senior Recital
  • May 5, 2012: Jessica Ducharme DMA Recital
  • Alek Krawczyk accepts full fellowship to pursue MA with Carl Lenthe at Indiana University
  • Nicholas Burnham accepts Graduate Assistantship to pursue MM with Dr. Donn Schaefer and Larry Zalkind at the University of Utah
  • Justin Gingerich accepted as a participant and advances to semi-finals in the Orchestral Excerpts Competition at the Southeast Trombone Symposium
  • Rob Medd receives scholarship to attend Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific with Gordon Cherry and Ian McDougall
  • Rob Medd to attend Eastman Summer Trombone Institute
  • Andrew Birschbach wins position in the Classical Symphony Orchestra for Summer 2012
  • Jessica Ducharme, along with Dan Spencer, horn and Kate Wohlman, tuba will perform at the International Women’s Brass Conference at Western Michigan University June 2012

Thanks to everyone for making it a great year!


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