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Low Brass 101: Building a Sound Foundation

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  • This clinic is designed to give you some simple exercises and comments to make to your students that will elicit the sounds you want to hear. Each of the items listed below will be discussed and demonstrated. Techniques for starting and switching to tuba and euphonium as well as bass trombone basics will be included. Though each of the analogies was developed while instructing beginning students, I still use them with college age students today.
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  • Thomas W Zugger is the Associate Professor of Trombone and Euphonium at Capital University in Columbus, OH. Prior to his appointment at Capital in 1998, he taught at Adrian College in Adrian MI and in the Walled Lake MI public schools. He spends his summers teaching at the International Music Camp in North Dakota. Zugger is currently principal trombone in the Newark/Granville Symphony as well as appearing with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, and at the Macau China Music Festival. Clinic appearances include The Midwest Clinic and twenty state MENC conferences. His compositions have been featured at the International Trombone, Trumpet and Clarinet Association conventions. Zugger holds degrees from the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and The Ohio State University and is an artist/clinician for Edwards Trombones.