Butler School of Music

International Recognition Follows UT Butler School of Music Trombonists During Summer Tour

AUSTIN, Texas – Members of Subito Bones, a trombone ensemble at The University of Texas at Austin led by Professor Nathaniel Brickens, have spent their July touring and competing in Europe, recently taking first prize in Paris at the International Trombone Festival. The ensemble, comprised of two seniors and two spring 2012 graduates (Alex Glen, Josh Balleza, Matt Carr and Daniel Fears), was the only ensemble from the Americas selected to compete in the final round of competition.

"I believe that Subito Bones is a stellar ensemble," said Brickens. "They clearly represent UT's finest and they have done much to provide service, honor and distinction to our great university. Being labeled as the world's best at any achievement is a remarkable accomplishment." Subito Bones is also coached by UT Professor, Charles Villarrubia.

The University of Texas Trombone Choir, also led by Brickens, is touring Europe as well, performing in Germany, Zurich and Paris to enthusiastic response, at times playing to audiences of over 30,000 people. The UT Trombone Choir specializes in performing original music written for four to 16-part ensembles of trombones.

For more information about the UT Trombone Choir: http://music.utexas.edu/ensembles/details.aspx?id=12

Pictured: Subito Bones (left to right: Alex Glen, Joshua Balleza, Daniel Fears, Matt Carr)

Krysta Gonzales
Wednesday, July 18, 2012