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The Eighteenth Annual Big 12 Trombone Conference will take place from January 15 - 17, 2021.   The Featured Guest Artist will be Jessica Buzbee. 

The conference this year will be held online.

Proposals for the 2021 conference are being accepted and reviewed.  Further details appear below.

View the roster and events of the 2020 conference below.

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.

2020 Conference Faculty and Guest Artists

Competition Information



The Big 12 Solo Competitions will be postponed until the 2022 Big 12 Trombone Conference.  Please check back on this page in May of 2021 for additional updates.  






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


2020 Schedule


The Schedule is Subject to Change

Friday, January 17

5:00pm - 7:00pm / Hemmle Recital Hall lobby

7:30pm / Hemmle Recital Hall
Recital: Opening Welcome Concert
— featuring the Texas A&M Commerce Trombone Choir, the Angelo State University Trombone Octet and the Texas Tech Trombone Choir

8:30pm / Choir Room
Clinic: Dr. Allan Kaplan - Coordination Training: the secret of the success of Dutch trombone pedagogy


Saturday, January 18

8:00am / Hemmle Recital Hall lobby

8:30am / Band Hall (Room 011)
Trombone Choir Warm-up and Reading Session - Bring Your Instruments

visit and explore exhibitors

10:00am / Hemmle Recital Hall
Recital: University of Louisiana-Monroe Trombone Choir

10:00am / Choir Room
Clinic: William Rose - "From Ordinary to Extraordinary - Teaching Low Brass at a Regional University"

11:00am / Hemmle Recital Hall
Masterclass: James Markey


1:30pm / Hemmle Recital Hall
Recital: The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi Trombone Choir

visit and explore exhibitors

3:00pm / Choir Room
Clinic: Adam Johnson - "Bordogni - Beyond Legato"

visit and explore exhibitors

4:30pm / Hemmle Recital Hall
Big 12 Trombone Conference Faculty Showcase

8:00pm / Hemmle Recital Hall
James Markey Feature Concert
— featuring a prelude concert by the University of North Texas "Lantana Trio"

10:00pm / Overton Hotel (2322 Mac Davis Lane, 806-776-7000)
Post Concert Gathering and Reception



Sunday, January 19

9:30am / Choir Room
Clinic: Norwood Yamini -"Experience How to Play with Less Pain and More Air
An hour with the Tone Dr."

10:00am / Hemmle Recital Hall
Recital: The Brass and Ivory Trio

10:30am / Choir Room
Clinic: Sgt. Ken Ebo -"Cover and Alignment" - how anyone can apply military principles of order and accountability to their trombone life and performance.

11:00am / Hemmle Recital Hall
Recital: University of Texas -Rio Grande Valley Trombone Choir

12:00pm / Hemmle Recital Hall
Recital: University of Texas at El Paso Choirs and Trombone Ensemble

1:00pm/ Hemmle Recital Hall
Solo Competition Finals


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.


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 James Markey's feature performance by using the "Buy Now" buttons below. Credit and debit cards are accepted.

You do not need to purchase tickets for Jiames Markey'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.  

Individual ticket buyers should first purchase their tickets below, then fill out the following ticket order form.


Concert Ticket Order Form


Tickets for the feature performance will be held at the door for you following their purchase.  

After paying the conference fees, please visit either of the following registration pages to enter in your names and general information:

Individual Registration Form

Group Registration Form


Big 12 Conference Admission Prices