Congratulations to Matthew Crozier, who recently won the Jacobs School of Music brass concerto competition. Matt will perform the Tomasi Concerto for Trombone with the Symphony Orchestra, Wednesday, March 7 at 8pm in the Musical Arts Center. Conducted by Professor Arthur Fagen, the concert is part of the “Live and Free at the MAC” series.
Also on the program will be Pulse Mutations, a DM dissertation by Kenneth Froelich, who is now Assistant Professor of Music at California State University. The orchestra will end the evening with Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.
Crozier is a junior at the Jacobs School of Music, pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Trombone Performance. He has held the principal trombone positions in both the IU Philharmonic and the IU Wind Ensemble. This past summer he was accepted as a Fellow in the 2011 Alessi Seminar, a biennial workshop under the direction of Joseph Alessi, principal trombonist of the New York Philharmonic. He is a member of the student “IU Trombone Quartet,” which recently won the 2012 National Trombone Quartet Competition, and will present a recital at the Eastern Trombone Workshop this March at Fort Myer, VA. The past two summers, he has been the trombonist at the Westchester Broadway Theater, playing for such musicals as Peter Pan and Seussical!.
Matt’s first brass teacher was his father, a trumpet student of Mel Broiles, Edward Treutel, and Philip Smith. His first trombone lesson was with his grandfather. Matt continued to study trombone through middle and high school years with Moe Snyder, a student of Ernest Clarke (brother of famed cornetist Herbert L. Clarke). He now continues to study with a number of highly regarded trombonists and brass pedagogues including Jacobs School professors M. Dee Stewart, Peter Ellefson, Carl Lenthe, as well as Joseph Alessi.