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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.

2021 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


2021 Schedule


The Schedule is Subject to Change



Friday, January 15

1:00pm /Recital: Opening Welcome Concert - University of Kansas Trombone Choir, Denver University Graduate Trombone Quartet and the Texas Tech University Trombone Choir

3:00pm / Clinic: Dr. Megan Boutin - "The Works of Michael Haydn featuring the Alto Trombone"

5:00pm / Clinic: Dr. Lucas Kaspar - "Approaching Tuba Repertoire on the Bass Trombone"

6:30pm / Partticipant Zoom Gathering - visit with conference faculty in various breakout rooms

8:00pm / Master Class with Feature Guest Artist Jessica Buzbee


Saturday, January 16


10:00am / Warm-up Routine Session: Dr. Lucas Borges

11:00am / Clinic: Dr. Jemmie Robertson - "The Bill Adam Routine Adapted for Trombone - Interactive, Virtual, Call and Response"

1:00pm / Clinic: Curtis Biggs -"The Pedagogy of Norman Bolter as Examined Through the Frequency Bone Summer Music Connection"

3:00pm / Panel Discussion: Teaching Strategies and Technologies to Employ During a Pandemic

4:30pm / Clinic:  Richard Harris

6:30pm / Partticipant Zoom Gathering - visit with conference faculty in various breakout rooms

8:00pm / Recital: Big 12 Faculty Showcase


Sunday, January 17

10:00am / Warm-up Routine Session

11:30am / Clinic: Dr. Zsolt Szabo 

1:30pm / Clinic: Drew Leslie - "Focusing on the aperture: a 'command center' for your trombone playing"

3:00pm / Clinic: Don Lucas

6:30pm / Partticipant Zoom Gathering - visit with conference faculty in various breakout rooms

8:00pm / Jessica Buzbee Feature Guest Artist Concert

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 Jessica Buzbee's feature performance through the registration and order forms below. Credit and debit cards are accepted.

You do not need to purchase tickets for Jessica Buzbee'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 click on the following ticket order form.

Concert Ticket Order Form

Access to the feature performance will be emailed to you.  


To register, please click on either of the following registration pages to enter in your names and general information:

Individual Registration Form

Group Registration Form