I’m looking forward to collaborating with Jeremy Marks, Professor of Trombone at UNC-Charlotte and fellow WMU grad, on a new piece for solo trombone and trombone sextet!
The structure of the piece is based on Jeremy’s experience struggling with and overcoming Bell’s Palsy, a neurological paralysis to the left side of the face that left him unable to make a sound on the trombone for months during his undergraduate degree. I really appreciate Jeremy’s openness and vulnerability while describing this difficult period in his life and hope to create something cathartic and meaningful to him.
This piece is actually a part of a larger consortium that Jeremy is organizing to commission six new pieces for small university or advanced high school trombone ensemble! To any trombonists or conductors who might be interested, there’s still about a month left to join the consortium. More information available here.
I’m very grateful to be a part of this project!