Alumni

Michael Albarracin – Director of Middle School Bands, Marshalltown, Iowa.

Dr. Jonathan Allen – Lecturer of Trombone, University of Iowa. C0-host of the 2018 International Trombone Festival.

Paul Allen – Lawyer, Hutchinson, Cox, Coons, Orr & Sherlock, Eugene Oregon.

Ryan Arp – Assistant Band Director, Iowa City High School, Iowa City, Iowa. Mr. Arp has been named the Director of Bands at the new Liberty High School in New Liberty, Iowa (beginning fall 2017).

Andrew Birschbach – Trombone Instructor at John Hersey High School in in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Steven Boswell – 7th/8th Bands and Jazz Band at Gurnee, Illinois School District.

Paul Bridson –  Teaching Artist of Jazz Trombone, Drake University.

Nicholas Burnham – MA in Trombone Performance, University of Utah.

Dr. Jessica Ducharme Butler – Lecturer of Trombone and Musicology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Dr. Joshua Bynum – Associate Professor of Trombone, The University of Georgia.

Gavin Carney – DMA Candidate, UMKC Conservatory.

Rachel Carter Monroe – Instrumental Music Instructor at Westminster Christian School. Chicago, Illinois area freelancer and teacher. Brass instructor at Studio Monroe.

Dr. Brian Conklin – Dallas, Texas freelancer and teacher.

Peter Connell – California based composer, publisher, free-lance trombonist.

Christopher Copeland – Director of Instrumental Music, West Branch Middle School, West Branch, Iowa.

LeAnn Dahn – Masters of Music, New England Conservatory. Project Manager, Pearson North America.

Dr. Matthew Driscoll  – Adjunct Instructor of Trombone, Central College (Pella, Iowa), Cornell College.

Alexandre Ferreira – Trombone Professor, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Brazil.

Jack Frank – Director of Bands, West Branch High School, West Branch, Iowa.

Dr. Scott Garlock – Associate Professor of Low Brass, Assistant Director of Bands, Director of the Jazz Orchestra, member of The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, and Mansfield Symphony Orchestra.

Tracey Gibbons – Low Brass Instructor, University of Wisconsin, Superior.

Dr. Arthur Haecker – Professor of Low Brass and the Director of Bands at Newberry College in Newberry, South Carolina, Performing Arts Institute at Wyoming Seminary.

Dr. Brian Hardester – Bass Trombone, Redwood Symphony Orchestra, Redwood City, California; Bass Trombone, San Jose Wind Symphony, San Jose, California.

Dr. Henry Howey – Professor of Trombone, Sam Houston State University.

Eric Jesteadt – Graduate Student, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.

Dr. David Johansen – Associate Professor of Trombone, Southeastern Louisiana University.

Alex Krawczyk – Masters of Music, Indiana University, Student of Carl Lenthe.

Raychel Kolen – Senior Consultant at Target Resource Group, Eugene, Oregon.

Nathaniel Lee (Degree in progress) – Lecturer of Trombone, University of Virginia.

Nathan LeFeber – Band Director, Kearney High School, Kearney, Nebraska.

Todd Lippert –

Mike McMann – Band Director, North Scott High School; musical director of soul/funk band 10 of Soul.

Eric McTaggart – PhD candidate in Philosophy at University of Illinois at Chicago.

Robert Medd – MM, Western Michigan State University. Assistant High School Band Director at Pleasant Valley Community School District.

Dr. John Melton – Principal Trombone, Greensboro Symphony.

Mark Mendell – Trombonist, Nebraska Brass.

Brad Miller – Trombonist, Muscatine Symphony Orchestra; Band Director, Mediapolis School District.

Paul Miller – Music Caption Head, Oregon High School Marching Band, Lancaster, Wisconsin.

Joe Moore –

Lucas Moore – Software Tester, Pearson Education, Iowa City, Iowa.

Zack Morton – Band Director, Moline High School, Moline, Illinois.

Aaron Nuss – Associate Director of Bands, Linn Mar High School, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Dr. Bradley Palmer – Professor of Trombone, Columbus State University. Host of the 2013 International Trombone Festival.

Kyle Pape – Brass Instructor, American School Foundation, Mexico City.

Austin Peiffer – Washington University College of Law, 2016-present. MM, University of Utah. Performer’s Certificate, UMKC.

Nathan Pettorini – Software Engineer, Cerner Corporation.

Master Sergeant Michael Piersol – Principal Trombone, The United States Air Force Band.

Dr. Denson Paul Pollard – Bass Trombone, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, faculty The Juilliard School. Professor of Trombone, Indiana University beginning fall 2017.

Aaron Rader – Low Brass Instructor, Collin College, Texas; bass guitar, Think Big Party

Dr. James Roberts – Emeritus Professor of Trombone, Jacksonville State University.

Dr. Donn Schaefer – Associate Professor of Trombone at The University of Utah. Host of International Trombone Festival, 2008.

Adam Schroeder –

Steve Shires – Owner, Master Trombone Craftsman, S.E. Shires, Co.

Zach Spindler – BM, December 2012.

Dr. David Stuart – Professor of Trombone (retired), Iowa State University. Principal Trombone (retired), Des Moines Symphony.

Dr. Zsolt Szabo – Assistant Professor of Trombone, Western Carolina University.

Casey Thomas – Adjunct Instructor, Jacksonville State University. Adjunct Instructor, Berry College. Owner, Solid Brass Music.

Sean Truelove – Owner, Mighty Meatballs, Atlanta, Georgia.

Paul Upmeyer – 5-12 Instrumental Music Instructor, CAM School District, Anita, Iowa.

Bonnie Varga – Music Director, St. Mary’s Catholic School, Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Dr. Benjamin Yates – Low Brass Instructor, Luther College.