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The Sixteenth Annual Big 12 Trombone Conference will take place from January 18 - 20, 2019.

The Feature Guest Artist will be
Internationally Renowned Jazz Artist Jiggs Whigham 

See the preliminary schedule for conference activities below.  If you are interested in recordings from the 2018 or other previous conferences, please email the TTU School of Music Recording Studio.

Call for Proposals

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

2019 Conference Faculty and Guest Artists

Competition Information



The finalists for the 2019 Big 12 Solo Competitions have been determined!


Yamaha/Xeno Tenor Trombone Solo Competition


Paden Sharp - University of Central Arkansas

Jason Potts - Oklahoma State University

Cole Horton - University of North Texas



Bach Bass Trombone Solo Competition


Craig Batey - Texas A&M - Commerce

Brandon Gonzales - University of Texas - Austin

Wheaten Wills - University of Texas - Austin


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


2019 Preliminary Schedule


The Schedule is Subject to Change

Friday, January 18

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

7:00pm / Hemmle Recital Hall
Recital: Opening Welcome Concert
— featuring the Arkansas State Trombone Choir and the Texas Tech Trombone Choir

8:00pm / Choir Hall (Room 010)
Clinic: Dr. Aric Schneller – a Bill Watrous Retrospective

9:00pm / Band Hall (Room 011)
Clinic: Dr. Donn Schaefer– Bass Trombone Master Class

10:00pm / Overton Hotel (2322 Mac Davis Lane, 806-776-7000)
Opening Night Gathering



Saturday, January 19

8:00am / Hemmle Recital Hall lobby

8:30am / Band Hall (Room 011)
Trombone Choir Reading Session

visit and explore exhibitors

10:00am / Hemmle Recital Hall
Recital: University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley Trombone Choir

11:00am / Hemmle Recital Hall
Masterclass: Jiggs Whigham

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

1:30pm / Choir Room
Clinic: William Combs: Classicism in 21st Century Solo Trombone Literature

visit and explore exhibitors

3:00pm / Hemmle Recital Hall
Recital: University of Texas at El Paso Trombone Choir

visit and explore exhibitors

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

8:00pm / Hemmle Recital Hall
Jiggs Whigham Feature Concert
— featuring a prelude concert by the Round Rock High School Trombone Choir

10:00pm / Café J (2605 19th St, 806-743-5400)
Open Mic' Jazz



Sunday, January 20

9:30 am / Choir Room
Clinic: Dr. Jemmie Robertson - The Buddy Baker Warm-up Routine

10:00am / Hemmle Recital Hall
Recital: Northern Arizona University Trombone Choir 

11:00am / Hemmle Recital Hall
Recital: University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley Low Brass Ensemble

12:00pm / 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

Country Inn
4105 19th Street
Lubbock, TX 79410
(806) 795-5271

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

You do not need to purchase tickets for Jiggs Whigham's feature performance if you have already registered for the entire conference.

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