Akron U Trombone Choir plans performance

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The University of Akron Trombone Choir, under the direction of Dr. Justin Mason, will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in the sanctuary of Faith Lutheran Church in Kent.

Enjoying its inaugural year as a university ensemble, the University of Akron Trombone Choir serves as a musical lab for select trombone and non-trombone majors at the University of Akron's School of Music at Guzzetta Hall.

The group performs a wide range of music for the purposes of acquainting its members and audiences with various musical genres and styles. Recent repertoire selections have included orchestral transcriptions, rock/jazz arrangements and original works for trombone choir.

Founded during the spring semester of 2012, this young ensemble has already engaged multiple campus audiences at Guzzetta Hall. With a desire to bring its music to the state of Ohio, the University of Akron Trombone Choir has also performed at a variety of off-campus venues, including the parishes at both Dundee United Methodist and the First Methodist Church of Akron.

This semester, the choir will embark on a concert tour which will culminate with a visit to the Pennsylvania State University, where it will be featured as a guest choir of Furling Posaunen, which is a spring trombone festival regularly hosted on Palm Sunday by the Penn State, Ithaca and Eastman trombone choirs.

A free-will donation will be accepted for the group's tour traveling expenses.

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