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The Nineteenth Annual Big 12 Trombone Conference will take place from January 14 - 16, 2022.   The feature guest artist is schedule to be classical trombonist and recording artist

Christopher Bill!


Proposals for clinics and performances are now being accepted!

Please check back for additional updates. 


Call for Proposals

If you would like to submit a clinic proposal, or if your student or professional ensemble would like to perform at the conference, please email conference coordinator James T. Decker.

2022 Conference Faculty and Guest Artists

Competition Information - Update



The Big 12 Solo Competitions repertoire is as follows:

Tenor Trombone


Preliminary Round - Concerto -Launy Grondahl – Movement 1 (Edition S)

Final Round - Colors - Bert Appermont  - Movements 1(Yellow) and II (Red) – (Beriato Music)


Bass Trombone


Preliminary Round - Concert Allegro – Alexei Lebedev – (Hofmeister)    

Final Round - Concerto for Bass Trombone – Robert Spillman - Movement 1 and II (Edition Musicus.).  


Maximum age on January 16, 2022 is 26.  Preliminary Round Deadline is Monday, November 8, 2021.


For additional detaild, click on the following links:

Tenor Trombone Competition

Bass Trombone Competition






To pay the solo competition fee online, please use the Pay Now Button Below


2022 Schedule


Friday, January 14 


7:00pm:: Special Opening Clinic - Dr. Felipe Brito - "Brazilian Popular, Urban, and Folkloric Music Influence on Classical Repertory For Trombone And Piano” - Choir Room

8:30pm: Opening Night Performance - featuring Tyrone's Bones, from the Southwestern Assemblies of God University, the University of Northern Arizona Trombone Choir and the Texas Tech Trombone Choir - Hemmle Recital Hall

10:00pm: : Opening Night Gathering: Overton Hotel, 2322 Mac Davis Ln Lubbock Texas 79401 Tel. 833-993-3837


Saturday, January 15


8:00am: Registration opens – Hemmle Recital Hall Lobby

8:30am: Warm-up Routine Session – William Rose

9:30am: Visit and Explore Exhibits

10:00am: Feature Performance: Stephen F. Austin Trombone Octet - Hemmle Recital Hall

10:00am:  Clinic: Dr. Bruce Faske - - Choir Room

11:00am: Christopher Bill Master Class - Hemmle Recital Hall

1:00pm: Clinic: William Rose:  “An organic and analytic approach to playing emotionally and musically”- - Choir Room

2:00pm:Visit and Explore Exhibits

2:30pm: Feature Performance: University of Missouri Trombone Ensemble - Hemmle Recital Hall

2:30pm:Clinic:  David Vining: "Hooked on Multiphonics" - - Choir Room

3:30pm:Visit and Explore Exhibits

4:00pm:  Big 12 Faculty Showcase – (Dr. Bruce Faske, David Jackson, Richard Harris, Dr. Bill Haugeberg, Dr. Deb Scott, Dr. Jason Hausback, Christian Paarup, Dr. Tyrone Block, Dr. Douglas Mark) - Hemmle Recital Hall

5:00pm: Visit and Explore Exhibits

8:00pm:  Feature Guest Artist Recital: Christopher Bill, with a special prelude performance by the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley Trombone Choir - Hemmle Recital Hall

10:00pm:  Post Concert Gathering at the Overton Hotel, 2322 Mac Davis Ln Lubbock Texas 79401 Tel. 833-993-3837


Sunday, January 16


9:30am: Clinic: Charles West: Managing Stress and Anxiety in Music Through Recognition and Reframing of the Ego - - Choir Room

10:30am: Big 12 Solo Competitions - Hemmle Recital Hall

11:30am: Clinic: Dr. Timothy Howe - "Early Nineteenth Century Orchestral Performance Practice - - Choir Room

12:30pm: Feature Performance: University of Denver Graduate Trombone Quartet - Hemmle Recital Hall


Lodging and Local Travel Information


The Texas Tech University School of Music is located at the corner of 18th & Boston Avenue in Lubbock. The parking lot in front of the School of Music is free-to-park on Saturday and Sunday. If you arrive on Friday for Registration, you will need to pay the automatic parking kiosk in order to ensure that you do not receive a ticket. The kiosks do accept debit/credit cards. Friday parking regulations are in effect until 8:00p.m.

For an interactive campus map of Texas Tech University, please click here.


If you are flying into Lubbock and are relying on ground transportation, the city features a bus system that has dedicated routes to Texas Tech University. For further information about the "CitiBus" schedules and fares, please visit their web site.

For your return trip, some hotels also offer a complimentary airport shuttle. Please refer to each hotel's web site for further details.

For additional details regarding lodging, local travel and other special items of interest, please inquire with our our conferenc sponsor:

Visit Lubbock


Woodrow House Bed & Breakfast
2629 19th Street
Lubbock, TX 79410
(806) 793-3330

Staybridge Suites
2515 19th Street
Lubbock, TX 79410
(806) 765-8900

La Quinta Inn & Suites — Lubbock West Medical Center
4115 Marsha Sharp Freeway
Lubbock, TX 79407
(806) 792-0065

Overton Hotel & Conference Center
2322 Mac Davis Lane
Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 776-7000

MCM Eleganté Hotel & Suites
801 Avenue Q
Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 763-1200

La Quinta Inn & Suites — Lubbock Downtown Civic Center
601 Avenue Q
Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 763-9441

Registration and Tickets

You may pay your conference registration fees or purchase tickets for Christopher Bill's feature performance through the registration and order forms below. Credit and debit cards are accepted.

You do not need to purchase tickets for Christopher Bill's feature performance if you have already registered for the entire conference. The General Admission ticket prices apply to all concerts other than the feature concert and to non-registered audience members only.  

Conference Prices





Christopher Bill Feature Performance - $15.00

General Performance Admission - $10.00

Christopher Bill Master Class Admission - $15.00

MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL Full Registration - $15.00


 To register for the conference,  click here