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OSU Students to Perform at International Trombone Festival

Friday, May 23, 2008

The Oklahoma State University Trombone Octet will perform May 28 to 31 at the International Trombone Festival in Salt Lake City. From left are Isaac Washam, Ted Sonnier, Jason Cash, Steven Warren, Stephen Torbert, Steven Jessup, Noel Seals and Brandon Dyer.
Oklahoma State University music students will perform at the 2008 International Trombone Festival from May 28 to May 31 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Musicians taking part in the 2008 festival are from North, Central and South America including the American Brass Quintet, Trombones de Costa Rica and the Viento Sur Trombone Quartet from Argentina.

“OSU’s trombone studio is one of the most recognized in the world at this year’s festival,” said Paul Compton, studio director and an assistant professor in the music department at OSU. “This not only lends another level of credibility to our music department but also is an exciting opportunity for our students to be heard by trombone professionals from around the world.”

Performing at the festival will be Jason Cash, a sophomore from Enid, Okla.; Brandon Dyer, a senior from Arlington, Texas; Steven Jessup, a senior from Virginia Beach, Va.; Noel Seals, a junior from Tulsa, Okla.; Ted Sonnier, a senior from Port O’Connor, Texas; Stephen Torbert, a senior from Lawton, Okla.; Steven Warren, a freshman from Ponca City, Okla.; and Isaac Washam, a junior from Stillwater, Okla.

The students qualified to perform in Utah based on their performances judged in January by the International Trombone Association Competitions. The octet received the Emory Remington Trombone Choir Competition award, which is the highest honor a trombone studio can receive. Warren, Seals, Jessup and Torbert were recognized for individual performances.

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