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News from the YSM Trombone & Tuba Studios

Current trombone and tuba students of YSM faculty member Scott Hartman and Carol Jantsch have received various achievements and honors this past year, including job appointments and competition prizes. Below are the full listings of their individual achievements:

John Leibensperger

John Leibensperger, tuba '16 MM has won a job with The King's Brass and completed a 21 week U.S. concert tour with the ensemble. He also spent a week at the College of the Bahamas where he presented a solo recital, performed a duet with the low-brass professor, taught a public masterclass, and conducted a 25 member low-brass ensemble.

Omar DeJesus, trombone '16 MM won a position with the United States Army Band, “Pershing's Own”, Ceremonial Band, and also won the first prize in the Division 3, National Solo Competition at the American Trombone Workshop in Washington DC.

Richard Liverano, trombone '16 MM has been appointed as the festival manager for Music Mountain summer music festival this season. He will be responsible for managing the operations for the Music Mountain summer festival, which includes box office, marketing, fundraising, concessions, performance and property set up, community interactions, and development of summer interns.

Eliud Garcia, trombone '17 MM was one of two finalists in the Texas State Trombone Symposium, ‘Edwards Bass Trombone Competition,’ and he will be attending the ‘Collegium Musicum’ music festival this summer in Pomersfelden, Germany.

Alexander Walden, trombone '17 MM competed and was one of three finalists at the 2015 Jeju international Trombone Solo Competition in Jeju, South Korea. He was also named winner of the 2016 Conn-Selmer Tenor Trombone Competition, a solo competition at the Texas State Trombone Symposium. For summer of 2016 he will be attending the ‘Collegium Musicum’ music festival this summer in Pomersfelden, Germany.