Quick little piece of self-congratulatory news: Last Saturday I was fortunate to win the principal trombone position with the Utah Chamber Orchestra/Ballet West. The orchestra is based in Salt Lake City and performs 70 services a year for Ballet West. The 2nd trombone position, which was also open, was won by Steve Hunter, a BYU graduate and recent DMA recipient (University of North Texas). It was a blind audition process with auditionees from multiple states (Utah and Colorado).
Although I sub with the Utah Symphony, it’s been a number of years since I officially belonged to an orchestra (Cedar Rapids Symphony and Waterloo Symphony ending in 2004 and Arkansas Symphony before that), and I look forward to working with this distinguished group! May the Nutcracker never grow old!