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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 for details.  

The solo competitions repertoire has been announced. Click on the 'Compeittion Information' tab for the repertoire choices.

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.

2023 Conference Faculty and Guest Artists

Competition Information 



We are pleased to announce the winners of this year's Big 12 Solo Competition Winners.   They are:


Big 12 Tenor Trombone Solo Competition Winner


Christopher Terrazas  University of Denver



Big 12 Bass Trombone Solo Competition Winner


Conor Wilson             Baylor University


Thanks to competition sponsors Shires Instrument Company, the Music of Kenneth D. Friedrich and Iota Tau Alpha, the TTU Trombone Service Fraternity, for providing the prizes for this year's competitions.  








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


2023 Schedule

Conference itinerary subject to change


Friday, January 13


6:00pm:: Registration opens

7:00pm: Opening Night Performance - featuring the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley Trombone Choir and the Texas Tech Trombone Choir - TTU School of Music - Hemmle Recital Hall''

8:30pm: Clinic, Patrick Perry - "From the Classroom to the Practice Room: Applying Folk Songs to Practicing Orchestral Excerpts" - Choir Hall

8:30pm: Clinic: Derek Moseley of Houghton Horns -"Mouthpiece and Equipment Insights" -  Band Room


Saturday, January 14


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

8:30am: Warm-up and Trombone Choir Reading Session: Dr. David Begnoche - Band Room

9:30am: Visit and Explore Exhibits

10:00am: Lecture/Recital:  Dr. Timothy Howe - “New Friends: Recent Discoveries in Early Nineteenth Century Solo Literature” - Choir Hall

10:00am: Feature Performance: University of Texas - Tyler and Tyler Junior College Trombone Choirs - Hemmle Recital Hall

11:00am: Peter Steiner Master Class - Hemmle Recital Hall

1:30pm:  Feature Performance: Dr. Mike Hall, TSgt. Mark Nixon - What is Truth? - Choir Room

1:30pm:Lecture/Recital: Jeanette Velasco - "Latin American Music" - Hemmle Recital Hall

2:30pm:Visit and Explore Exhibits

3:00pm: Feature Performance:  UTEP Trombones and Vocal Choir, Hemmle Recital Hall

4:00pm:Visit and Explore Exhibits

4:30pm:  Clinic:  Dr. Allan Kaplan - "Off the Beaten Path: Unknown Methods that Have Ended Up on My Music Stand" - Choir Hall

4:30pm:  Feature Performance - University of Central Florida Trombone Choir - Hemmle Recital Hall

5:30pm: Big 12 Faculty Showcase – - Hemmle Recital Hall

8:00pm:  Feature Guest Artist Recital: Internationally Renowned Trombonist Peter Steiner. , with a Special Preview Concert by the University of Denver Graduate Trombone Quartet - 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 15


10:00am:  Lecture/Recital:  Dr. Felipe Brito - "Brazilian Popular, Urban, and Folkloric Music Influence on Classical Repertory for Trombone and Piano" - Choir Hall  

10:00am: Feature Performance: West Texas A&M "Buff Bone Initiative" - Hemmle Recital Hall

11:00am: Big 12 Solo Competitions - Hemmle Recital Hall

12:00pm:Feature Performance: The Rebel Trombone Quartet - Hemmle Recital 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





Peter Steiner Master Class Admission - $15.00

Peter Steiner Feature 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, 

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