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This page contains a comprehensive list of graduates of the UA Trombone Studio and their current positions. Please feel free to navigate through our list of outstanding alumni by using the links below.

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2017

  • Ashley Aron (BM 2017) - On Scholarship Pursuing MM in Trombone Performance at The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA)
  • Saul Millan (BM 2017) - Freelancing (Sonora, Mexico)
  • Daniel Phillips (BM 2017) - Music Teacher at Leman Academy of Excellence (Oro Valley, Arizona, USA)
  • W. Aaron Rice (MM 2017) - Music Teacher at Tucson Country Day School (Tucson, Arizona, USA)

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2015

  • David Adams (BM 2015) - Awarded Trombone GTA to Pursue MM in Trombone Performance at The University of Tennessee (Knoxville, Tennessee, USA)
  • Dylan Carpenter (BM 2015) - 399th Army Band, trombone (Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, USA)
  • Matt Varney (MM 2015) - Freelancing (Tucson, Arizona, USA)

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2014

  • Brian Becker (BM 2014) - Awarded Trombone GTA to Pursue MM in Trombone Performance at The University of North Texas (Denton, Texas, USA)
  • Fredy Diaz (MM 2014) - Freelancing (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Alex van Duuren (DMA 2014) - Assistant Professor of Music (Trombone) at The University of Tennessee (Knoxville, Tennessee, USA); Winner - 2012 Disneyland All-American College Band (3rd Trombone); Winner - 2011 UA Concerto Competition
  • Geoff Gale (BM 2014) - Choir Director at Desert Harbor and Oasis Middle Schools (Peoria, Arizona, USA)
  • Kyle Schaefer (MM 2014) - Accepted into DMA Trombone Performance Program at Florida State University (Tallahassee, Florida, USA)
  • Victoria Vincent-Munoz (BM 2014) - General Music Teacher at BASIS Charter School (Tucson, Arizona, USA)

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2013

  • David Allen (BM 2013) - Manager, Development Expenses and Budgeting for San Francisco Symphony Orchestra (San Francisco, California, USA); Winner - 2012 Disneyland All-American College Band (Bass Trombone)
  • Anthony Munoz (BM 2013) - Band Director at Secrist Middle School (Tucson, Arizona, USA)

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2012

  • AJ Caporicci (MM 2012) - Band Director at Connally High School (Pflugerville, Texas, USA)
  • Stacey Garcia (MM 2012) - Band Director at Williams Field High School (Gilbert, Arizona, USA)
  • Emalie Kane (BM 2012) - General Music Teacher at Atkinson Elementary School (Houston, Texas, USA)
  • Rusty Ogren (BM 2012) - Band Director at Sunnyside High School (Tucson, Arizona, USA)

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2011

  • Jose Barnett (MM 2011) - On Scholarship Pursuing Ph.D. in Music Theory at The University of North Texas (Denton, Texas, USA)
  • Adia Brougher (BM 2011) - Freelancing (Flagstaff, Arizona, USA)
  • Gerald Caasi (BM 2011) - Freelancing (Gainesville, Florida, USA)
  • Chris Lopez (BM 2011) - Freelancing (Tucson, Arizona, USA); Completed MM in Trombone Performance on Scholarship at Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois, USA); Finalist - 2014 ITA Yaxley Bass Trombone Solo Competition
  • Salvador Lopez (MM 2011) - LoBros; Freelancing (Tucson, Arizona, USA)
  • Fred Nelson (MM 2011) - Band Director at La Vergne High School (Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA)

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2010

  • Bryan Guillory (MM 2010) - Adjunct Professor of Music (Trombone) at Central Texas College (Killeen, Texas, USA); 1st Cavalry Division Band, trombone (Fort Hood, Texas, USA)
  • Abigail Puzzo (BM 2010) - Freelancing (Knoxville, Tennessee, USA); Completed MM in Trombone Performance as Trombone GTA at The University of Tennessee (Knoxville, Tennessee, USA)
  • Joseph Turner (BM 2008; MM 2010) - On Scholarship Pursuing Ph.D. in Music Theory at The University of North Texas (Denton, Texas, USA)

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2008

  • Paul Deemer (BM 2008) - Adjunct Professor of Music (Jazz Trombone) at The University of Texas (Austin, Texas, USA); Adjunct Professor of Music (Jazz Trombone) at Texas State University (San Marcos, Texas, USA); Winner - 2008 ETW National Jazz Trombone Solo Competition; Runner-Up - 2008 ITA Fontana Jazz Trombone Solo Competition
  • Jonah Elrod (BM 2006; MM 2008) - Completed MM in Composition at The University of New Mexico

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