Benjamin Coy

Trombonist

Hearing great music

February 9, 2014 at 8:17 pm

This has been a week of great keyboard players in Columbus. Thursday night, I subbed with the Columbus Symphony playing Prokofiev’s third piano concerto with Lang Lang. Then, last night, I went to a local church to hear Michael Murrayplay a solo organ recital. Both men are internationally revered, and their performances this week were exhilarating. These […]

Framing a question

January 28, 2014 at 11:14 pm

This past weekend, I played a performance of Mozart’s Coronation Mass. This was not a highly publicized event from one of the major ensembles in the city, but just a community event for people who loved music. It was bitterly cold out, but the hall was still full. The experience made me consider the problems […]

Wright State University Trombone Festival

January 18, 2014 at 4:05 pm

I’m excited to present a lecture on intonation at the Wright State University Trombone Festival this coming Monday. The festival will also feature the Eastman Brass Quintet. In addition to the keynote quintet performance in the evening, Doc Marcellus (Eastman’s venerable trombone professor) will present a masterclass in the afternoon. Admission is free, so if you’re within […]

A tale of two auditions

January 6, 2014 at 8:47 am

Doug Rosenthal was working on his degree at Northwestern when I was there working on my master’s. Since then, he has had incredible professional success and currently plays in the Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center. This is his story. A tale of two auditions