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January 17 - 19, 2025 are the dates for the 22nd Annual Big 12 Trombone Conference.  

Proposals for clinics and performances are currently being accepted.  See further information below.

The Feature Guest Artists for this upcoming

Big 12 Trombone Conference are the

Trombones de Costa Rica!


Please check back for  updates.  



Call for Proposals

If you would like to submit a clinic proposal for the 2025 conference, or if your student or professional ensemble would like to perform at the conference, please email conference coordinator James T. Decker.

2024 Conference Faculty and Guest Artists

Competition Information 



We are pleased to announce the winners of the Big 12 Solo Competitions!    


Big 12 Tenor Trombone Solo Competition 

Devin Drinan          New England Conservator


Big 12/Bach Bass Trombone Solo Competition 

Zachary Alling         University of Texas - Austin


Congratulations to all finalists!  The final round recital was truly exciting and inspiring!






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


2024 Preliminary Schedule

Conference itinerary subject to change


Friday, January 12


6:00pm:: Registration opens

7:00pm: Opening Night Performance - featuring the NTX4 Trombone Quartet, the Missouri State University Trombone Octet, and the Texas Tech Trombone Choir - TTU Student Union's Allen Theater.

8:30pm: Clinic: Dr. Frank Gazda - "The Trombone Teacher's Guide to Teaching Tuba and Euphonium"   - Choir Hall

8:30pm:Feature Performance:  Dr. Luis Fred - "Latin American Music Cosmopolitanism, examples of musical mestizaje" - Band Hall


Saturday, January 13


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

8:30am: Warm-up Session - Professor William Rose - Band Hall

9:30am: Visit and Explore Exhibits

10:00am: Clinic:  Dr. Gretchen McNamara - “Driving Down Tension and Playing Efficiently” - Choir Hall

10:00am: Feature Performance - “UTRGV Trombone Choir" - TTU Student Union's Allen Theater.

11:00am: Denson Paul Pollard Master Class - Band Hall

1:30pm:  Feature Performance: Drei Bones - TTU Student Union's Allen Theater.

1:30pm:  Clinic: David Vining - "The Truth About Breathing" - Choir Hall

2:30pm:Visit and Explore Exhibits

3:00pm: Carlos Jiménez Fernández Master Class - Band Hall

4:00pm:Visit and Explore Exhibits

4:30pm:  Clinic:  Professor William Rose - "Trombone Technique - Routines that focus on specific repertoire" - Choir Hall

4:30pm:  Performance:   The REbL Trombone Quartet - TTU Student Union's Allen Theater.

5:30pm: Big 12 Faculty Showcase – - TTU Student Union's Allen Theater.

8:00pm:  Feature Guest Artist Recital: Internationally Renowned Trombonists Denson Paul Pollard and Carlos Jiménez Fernández  - with a special prelude performance by the Northern Arizona University Trombone Choir. - Kent R Hance Chapel.

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


Sunday, January 14


10:00am: Clinic:  Dr. Sterling Tanner - "The Programmatic Use of the Trombone in Dmitri Shostakovich's Music", with a special prelude performance by the Big 12 Trombone Conference Solo Competition Winners from January, 2023 - Choir Hall

12:00pm:  Big 12 Solo Competitions - Choir 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 click on the Visit Lubbock Link

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

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 Peter Steiner's feature performance and any of the concerts through the registration and order forms below. Credit and debit cards are accepted.

You do not need to purchase tickets for Peter Steiner'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





Denson Paul Pollard/Carlos Jimenez Fernandez Master Class Admission - $15.00

Feature Guest Artists' Performance - $15.00

General Performance Admission - $10.00

MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL Full Registration - $15.00



To register for the conference or to purchase concert tickets, 

click here