Benjamin Coy

Trombonist

Chamber music

September 8, 2013 at 11:52 pm

Some of my friends and I recently formed a quartet and have begun rehearsing regularly. I am under no illusions about the profit margin on trombone quartet performances. Rich and famous are unlikely. However, we’ve all noticed that chamber music is underrepresented in our performance experience, and it’s important to us to exercise that aspect […]

Standing out from the crowd

August 21, 2013 at 10:40 pm

Last time I posted, I talked about the recording process I was going through. I updated my Recordings page to include some of the new tracks we came up with. Tangentially, some of my friends and former students have released their new professional album, Play, and I think it’s really special. You don’t have to go to Nashville […]

Recording sessions

July 23, 2013 at 11:09 pm

Since it’s the middle of the summer and I don’t have to allocate much of my practice time for other people’s projects, I’ve been working on making some recordings of myself. I don’t have anywhere in particular to send them right now, but by the time I do, it’ll be too late. In many ways, […]

Arts management

July 9, 2013 at 10:45 pm

I just tweeted NPR’s printing of Alan Fletcher‘s remarks at the opening of the 2013 Aspen Festival. I think there are some highly valuable points in there, and I want to add my own perspective on one in particular. “I fear many musicians undervalue the essential contributions that management, operations, marketing, finance, and education departments make, […]