Mason Summer Trombone Academy

Summer 2020 registration is open!

MASON SUMMER TROMBONE ACADEMY
Part of Summer Music Intensive Week!

The Mason Trombone Academy is a fun, engaging, and immersive week for trombonists who wish to challenge themselves and improve their musical skills. Participants will experience masterclasses, group lessons, chamber ensemble coachings, and performance demonstrations led by Mason School of Music faculty and special guest artists. Students will be inspired while strengthening their musicianship and trombone technique. The week culminates in a final performance for friends and family.

 

Ages:  13–18
Dates:  June 15–19, 2020
Times:  9 a.m.–4 p.m. (M-F)
Tuition:  $445 (optional room & board add $655 – see below)
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building
After Care:  $90/week (pickup by 6 p.m.) Learn More

The After Care program is located in Mason’s deLaski Performing Arts Building and staffed by the Academy’s summer staff. To add the After Care option, search for “After Care” before the final checkout.

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Icon of a green houseON-CAMPUS HOUSING AVAILABLE – ADD “SUMMER RESIDENTIAL OPTION” TO YOUR CART!
Added Cost: $655

Whether you live near or far, students can add the “Summer Residential Option” and experience a week of campus life, with special evening activities included, while gaining new friendships with other like-minded artistic students. Students are fully supervised all week, with both male and female RA’s in housing. Rooms are double occupancy (linens and wi-fi included), and 3 meals a day are provided (dinner is included on Sunday, and breakfast and lunch are included on Friday). Check-in is Sunday, June 14th, and students will check out Friday morning and be ready to depart immediately after the conclusion of the program on Friday afternoon.  After registering for Summer Clarinet Academy (but before final checkout/ payment!), search for and add “Summer Residential Option” to your cart – or REGISTER HERE. IMPORTANT: No refunds can be given for the Summer Residential option after April 1st.

 

PROGRAM FACULTY


Director:  Dr. Alan Carr
Read about Dr. Carr

Dr. Alan Carr, bass trombonist, is the Director of Brass at George Mason University. Previously, he was on the music faculty at Bates College, the University of Maine at Augusta, and Concordia University Wisconsin. Dr. Carr has performed with orchestras throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. He has worked with the Alabama, Baltimore, Dubuque, Hartford and Portland Symphony Orchestras, the Juilliard Orchestra, Ensemble Connect at Carnegie Hall, and the AIMS Festival Orchestra in Graz, Austria. As a chamber musician, Dr. Carr has performed and recorded with the American Brass Quintet, the Isthmus Brass Ensemble, and the King’s Brass. He can be heard on several recordings on the Albany, Naxos, Summit and Peer 2 record labels.

Dr. Carr performed at the 2016 and 2018 International Trombone Festivals and has also been an adjudicator for the Donald Yaxley International Bass Trombone Solo Competition. He has appeared as a guest clinician at Duquesne University, the Ohio State University and Ohio University and has been a guest soloist with the Concordia University Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the Madison Area Trombone Ensemble. Dr. Carr is an advocate for new music and enjoys working with composers to generate compositions for trombone. In 2015, he assembled the first-ever bass trombone consortium to commission the Kleinhammer Sonata for bass trombone and piano by John Stevens. The consortium commission is backed by musicians in the Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Metropolitan Opera, National, and St. Louis Symphony Orchestras, among several others.

Dr. Carr is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory (BM), The Juilliard School (MM), Yale University (AD), and, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (DMA), where he was a Paul J. Collins Distinguished Fellow.

 

 

 

 

 

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