Texas Tech University

Dr. Li Kuang

Dr. Li Kuang is the Adjunct Professor of Low Brass at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX. Li also holds professorship at Blinn College in Brenham, TX. Previously taught as the full-time Teaching Assistant at The University of Texas at Austin and was frequently invited to teach masterclasses at Sichuan Conservatory of music in China. Li earned his DMA from The University of Texas at Austin, MM from The University of Michigan, BM from Bowling Green State University and Sichuan Conservatory of Music

Originally from China, Li started his formal trombone training at the age of 10. At the age of 19, he won a position with Sichuan Symphony Orchestra/Sichuan Opera Orchestra, a premium orchestra of a city of 14 million people. Between years of 2005-2007, he frequently performed with Chengdu Philharmonic and Sichuan Film Orchestra. In the United States, Li performed with Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Perrysburg Orchestra, Lima Symphony Orchestra, Flat Rock Symphony, Detroit Chamber Orchestra and Idyllwild International Music Festival Orchestra. He was also the Principal Trombonist of Detroit Civic Orchestra, performed regularly in Max Fisher Hall, downtown Detroit.

Li was the winner of several national and international competitions. In Asia, he was a prizewinner in the 2004 Chinese National Brass Competition and was named twice the “Top 10 Young Artists” in Chengdu city. In the US, he was the winner of International Trombone Association Frank Smith Competition, Bowling Green State University Concerto Competition and was awarded runner-up in the UT Concerto Competition. Li was a finalist in ATW Division III competition, and was also the lead player in the Internationally-Acclaimed UT Trombone Choir, which was placed the second in 2014 Emory Remington Trombone Choir Competition.

Li was invited to participate in 2012, 2015 Alessi Seminar, Summer Trombone Workshop, Bar Harbor Brass Week, Idyllwild International Music Festival and Michael Mulcahy Trombone Class.

Li's primary teachers are Dr. Nathaniel Brickens, David Jackson, Bill Mathis and Garth Simmons, received additional private instructions from Joseph Alessi, Kenneth Thompkins, Michael Mulcahy, Nitzan Haroz and Matt Vaughn.

Dr. Li Kuang