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The Twentieth Annual Big 12 Trombone Conference will take place from January 13 - 15, 2023. We are please to announce that this year's feature guest artist is Peter Steiner.

Proposals for clinics, faculty performances and student ensemble performances are now being accepted.  Please click on the 'Call for Proposals' link below.

Please click on the '2022 Schedule' tab to see this past conference's itinerary.  The conference took place live at Texas Tech University and all events were broadcast over the internet.The Feature Guest Artist was Christopher Bill  

Please check back for solo competition and itinerary updates.  


Call for Proposals

If you would like to submit a clinic proposal for the 2023 conference, 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 



The Big 12 Solo Competitions Winners have been determined.  They are:


Big 12/Houghton Horns Tenor Trombone Solo Competition

Christopher Terrazas          University of Denver

Big 12 Bass Trombone Solo Competition

Paden Sharp                      University of Central Arkansas


Congratulations to all finalists on their excellent performances!









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


2022 Schedule


Friday, January 14 



7:00pm:: Registration opens

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



Saturday, January 15


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

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

9:30am: Visit and Explore Exhibits

10:00am: Clinic: Dr. Timothy Howe - "Early Nineteenth Century Orchestral Performance Practice - - 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"(Zoom) - - Choir Room

3:30pm:Visit and Explore Exhibits

4:00pm:  Clinic:  Dr. Allan Kaplan: "Tabuteau for Trombone" (Zoom)- - Choir Room

5:00pm: Big 12 Faculty Showcase – (David Jackson,  Dr. Bill Haugeberg, Dr. Deb Scott, Dr. Jason Hausback, Dr Lucas Kaspar,  Dr. Douglas Mark) - Hemmle Recital Hall

8:00pm:  Feature Guest Artist Recital: Internationally Renowned Trombonist Christopher Bill - Hemmle Recital Hall

10:00pm:  Post Concert Gathering at the Overton Hotel, 2322 Mac Davis Lane 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: Feature Performance: University of Denver Graduate Trombone Quartet - (Zoom) 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 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 Master Class Admission - $15.00

Christopher Bill Feature Performance - $15.00

General Performance Admission - $10.00

MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL Full Registration - $15.00

Internet Admission - Full Conference - $10.00


 To register for the conference,  click here