Benjamin Coy


von Weber: Romanza Appassionata (Band)

January 15, 2018 at 11:20 pm

The Romanza Appassionata or Romance for trombone is a very important work in our repertoire. It’s one of the few truly Romantic-era pieces of substance that we have. It’s not terribly difficult, but it does contain some opportunities to show technique. It’s fun to listen to, and fun to play. Unfortunately, it almost certainly was not written for […]

2018 ITF Lecture

December 8, 2017 at 1:57 am

I am excited to announce that I will be offering a lecture at the upcoming 2018 International Trombone Festival. My presentation will be titled “Jazz Pedagogy for Classical Repertoire.” This is the abstract as it was accepted by the Festival: Current trombone degree plans often specialize in either “jazz” or “classical” repertoire, and require students […]

Extra-tall trombone stand

September 16, 2017 at 1:05 pm

I have previously posted about the advantages of a trombone-specific music stand. It turns out that Manhasset also makes an extra tall stand. At this past year’s Texas Music Educators Association conference, I stopped by the Manhasset booth and asked if they sold an extra tall trombone stand. The company doesn’t, but they pointed out […]