Welcome to the Alessi Seminar!
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The 2017 Alessi Seminar runs seven full days, August 5-13, with daily masterclasses, orchestral sections, trombone quartets, trombone choir and recitals.
Looking forward to seeing you in August!



Auditor Registration is now Open. Click here for more information.



We would like to introduce our 2017 Participant and Fellows classes

2017 Alessi Seminar Participant Class
José Milton Vieira -
Principal Trombone of Orquestra Sinfônica de Porto Alegre
Richard Harris - New York, New York
David Kidd - University of Alabama
Dillon MacIntyre - Northwestern University
Victoria Garcia-Daskalova - Boston, Massachusetts
Mathew Wright - Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Nayib González Fernández - Mannes School of Music
Keven Kraus - University of Puget Sound

2017 Alessi Seminar Fellows Class
Alan Burns - Indiana University
Casey Maday - Principal Trombone Des Moines Symphony & Orchestra Iowa
Gregory Platt - Boston University
Jonathan McNeer - University of Southern Mississippi
Kenneth Johnson - Indiana University
Kenneth Moses - University of North Texas
Rolando O. Velazquez Jr. - Indiana University
Robyn Smith - New England Conservatory
Jonathan Houghtling - University of Alabama
Timothy Taylor - Syracuse, New York
William Karceski - Indiana University
Mary Tyler - Axiom Brass
Alan Morell - Bass Trombone Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra
John Ohnstad - Bass Trombone Portland Columbia Symphony
Jordan Stone - University of Georgia
Thiago Cleyton Alves da Silva Barbosa - Firefighters Military Band, Brazilia Brazil


We are proud of our long list of Seminar attendees that have gone on to hold some of the most prominent playing and teaching jobs in the field.

Darren Acosta - Principal Trombone of the Finnish Radio Symphony
Sam Barlow - “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band
David Binder - Second Trombone of the Detroit Symphony
Louis Bremer - Bass Trombone of the Jacksonville Symphony
Josh Bynum - Professor of Trombone at the University of Georgia
Dan Brady - Bass Trombone with “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band
Andy Chappell - Bass Trombone of the Minnesota Orchestra
Logan Chopyk - Second Trombone of the San Diego Symphony
Paul Compton - Professor of Trombone at Oklahoma State University
Matthew Crozier - Former Principal Trombone of the Vancouver Symphony
Matthias Dangelmaier - Bass Trombone of the Stuttgart Opera
Mark Davidson - Principal Trombone of the Utah Symphony
Chris Davis - Bass Trombone Faculty at Northwestern University
Jim Decker - Professor of Trombone at Texas Tech University
Tim Dugan - “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band
Steve Dunkel - Bass Trombone of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
Keith Dyrda - Second Trombone of the Winnipeg Symphony
Brad Edwards - Professor of Trombone Arizona State University
Peter Ellefson - Professor of Music at Indiana University
Kirk Ferguson - Second Trombone of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Vanessa Fralick - Associate Principal Trombone of the Toronto Symphony
Cristian Ganicenco - Principal Trombone of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Preston Hardage III - “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band
Barry Hearn - Principal Trombone of the Dallas Symphony
Brian Hecht - Bass Trombone of the Atlanta Symphony
Henry Henniger - Professor of Trombone at the University of Oregon
Alex Iles - Los Angeles Freelance and Recording Artist
Don Immel - Professor of Trombone at the University of Melbourne, Australia
Andreas Klein - Principal Trombone of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Steve Lange - Second Trombone of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Jon Lombardo - Principal Trombone of the Buffalo Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Morgenstern - Bass Trombone of the Vancouver Symphony
Jeremy Morrow - Former Bass Trombone of the New World Symphony, New York Free-Lance
Craig Mulcahy - Principal Trombone of the National Symphony Orchestra
Toby Oft - Principal Trombone of the Boston Symphony
Brent Phillips - Professor of Trombone at Baylor University
Denson Paul Pollard - Bass Trombone of the MET Opera Orchestra
Charles Reneau - Bass Trombone of the Oregon Symphony
Joseph Rodriguez - Second Trombone of the Cincinnati Symphony
John Romero - Principal Trombone of the Fort Worth Symphony
Sam Schlosser - Principal Trombone of the Atlanta Symphony
Jim Scott - Principal Trombone of the Calgary Philharmonic
Weston Sprott - MET Opera Orchestra
Amanda Stewart - Associate Principal Trombone of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Harold Van Schaik - Bass Trombone of The Florida Orchestra
José Milton Vieira - Principal Trombone of the Porto Alegre Symphony (Brazil)
Jonathan Whitaker - Professor of Trombone at the University of Alabama
Colin Williams - Associate Principal Trombone of the New York Philharmonic
Nathan Zgonc - Second Trombone of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra


Many of these players and teachers were not yet in their current positions when they attended the Seminar. They were on their "way up.” The information and motivation provided by the Seminar, combined with their hard work, contributed significantly to their success