Otmar Borchard and Jon Caponetto win Sunriver Young Artist Scholarship

Juniors, Otmar Borchard and Jon Caponetto were selected as scholarship winners through the Sunriver Young Artist competition this past weekend. The competition was established 22 years ago by the Sunriver Music Festival and has given over 475,000 dollars to local music students. Candidates for the competition were asked to perform multiple solo's for their instrument …

Talon Smith (alumni, 2017) makes finals for Boise Philharmonic

Recently graduated masters student, Talon Smith was runner up in the Boise Philharmonic, 2nd trombone audition. The Boise Philharmonic is a 80 plus member professional orchestra that performs fourteen masterworks concerts a season. Excerpts from the final round included: Bolero, Mahler 5, Russian Easter Overture, and William Tell. Since graduation Talon has been freelancing in …

Skyler Johnson shares secrets of the Gb valve and more

Skyler Johnson, bass trombonist of the Spokane Symphony and UO alumni presented a wonderful masterclass this past Thursday. Three members of the studio, Kenny Ross, Jon Caponetto, and Cory Francis performed for Skyler and worked with him on topics of musicality, tone production, and the use of the Gb valve. Works performed were, Lebedev - …

New look same studio

Hey all, you may have noticed that our website looks a bit different. This is all part of our ongoing attempt to better communicate with our audiences and prospective students. So, have a look around, and let us know if there is anything you'd like to see us add to the new website!

Kenny Ross Accepted to University of Colorado Boulder

Senior Kenny Ross was accepted to both University of North Texas and University of Colorado Boulder for his masters program. After a lot of thought, Kenny ultimatley decided on attending Colorado Boulder. Hailing from Sherwood Oregon, Kenny joined the trombone studio in 2014. Since starting at UO Kenny has played in almost every performance group …