Benjamin Coy

Trombonist

Performance

2014 International Trombone Festival

June 22, 2014 at 4:59 pm

At the beginning of the month, I attended the International Trombone Festival, which was in Rochester, NY this year. Actually, the Springfield Symphony trombone section was very well represented; Sarah Paradis, our second trombonist, was also there as part of Tromboteam! for its presentation. I had the opportunity to deliver my presentation on mouthpiece buzzing, but […]

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 […]

Mendelssohn’s Reformation Symphony

October 10, 2013 at 12:20 am

When I started my undergraduate degree at the Chicago College of Performing Arts, I didn’t know much about music, and less about being a music major. I was a very stereotypical clueless freshman. However, I did know that Symphony Center was three blocks away, and my teacher played there with the Chicago Symphony. I figured […]

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 […]