Congratulations to the Hill Country Jazz Bones who have been named Honorable Mention in the 2020 International Trombone Association's Kai Winding Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition. This makes the ensemble's second year in a row receiving the honor.
Steven Vogel (BM ’15) has recently joined the Edwards Instrument Company artist roster. He is currently on the faculty at Texas Lutheran University and Lone Star College – University Park in addition to holding positions with the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra and Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass.
Congratulations to Jett Walker on being named a winner in the University Concerto Competition! He will perform Derek Bourgeois' Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra with the Texas State Symphony in February.
Steven Vogel (BM ’15) was recently appointed on the faculty at Lone Star College – University Park where he will teach applied low brass and music appreciation. Vogel is also on the faculty at Texas Lutheran University and an active freelance musician.
The 2019 Puerto Rico Summer Music Festival Orchestra trombone section was comprised of all Texas State alumni. Ramiro Cortez (BM ’18) is currently pursuing a MM degree at the Manhattan School of Music. Camden Scarborough (BM ’17) recently received his Masters degree from Northwestern University and Eliud Garcia (BM ’15) is a recent graduate from Yale University.
Congratulations to Michael Johnson (MM '17) on his recent appointment at Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa, AL! Michael is currently in the 2nd year of his Doctoral degree at the University of Alabama.