American Trombone Workshop

The American Trombone Workshop features recitals, concerts, workshops, and competitions for musicians of all ages.

Apr 3, 2021


ATW Events Location

A link to live events can be found on Facebook. To watch and keep up with the latest ATW news, please visit our Facebook Page.

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2021 Featured Artists

Guest Artists for the 2021 American Trombone Workshop include Nicole Abissi, Joseph Alessi, the Capitol Bones, Omar Dejesus, Dr. Martin McCain, Bob McChesney, and Harry Watters

All Featured Artists

Livestreaming will begin at 9:00am EST on Saturday, April 3rd 2021.


Group Warm-Up Session- Dr. Martin McCain will lead an interactive warmup focused on intonation.

ATW National Solo Competition Winners Showcase- Hear the winners of the Tenor and Bass trombone competitions over all three divisions.

"Intro to Improv"- One of the finest jazz trombonists in the world, Harry Watters will lead a masterclass to address pitch matching, ear training, basic improvisation, melody vocalizing, and chord analysis.

ATW National Trombone Quartet Competition Winners- Hear the winners of our trombone quartet competition, The Outer Loop Quartet from the Eastman School of Music. Students of Professor Larry Zalkind- Jeff Dunn, Vincent Huang, Miriam Snyder, and Evan Silloway

Highlights from ATW Guest Artist Recitals- Hear highlights of some of the world's best trombonists presenting solo performances in our Guest Artist Recital favorites.

"Practice Like It's Your Job"- Nicole Abissi shares her insights into effective practice techniques.

ATW National Jazz Solo Trombone Competition Winners Showcase- Hear the winning submissions for solo jazz trombone artists with members of The United States Army Blues.

Capitol Bones- The nations leading jazz trombone ensemble presents an energy packed concert for 5 trombones and rhythm section.

Grand Finale Concert- Featuring Joseph Alessi, Omar Dejesus, and Bob McChesney.

ATW Competitions

ATW Competitions

Select a competition from the list for more information.

Solo Trombone

Trombone Quartet

Jazz Trombone Solo

Jazz Trombone Ensemble

The American Trombone Workshop’s Service Member Seminar is an opportunity for Active Duty, National Guard, And Reserve Military Personnel to experience the Workshop to its fullest potential. Seminar attendees will attend a prescribed number of the workshop’s events, attend dress rehearsals and gain special access to the visiting artists including exclusive question and answer sessions and a private one hour lesson, all free of charge. All seminar members will receive a certificate upon completion.

Who is Eligible: Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserve Military Personnel

Requirements: Seminar members must attend the required events as listed on the "Required Event Planning and Signature Sheet" and obtain signatures from the designated United States Army Band representative or designated visiting artist at each event.

To register and for more information contact SSG Katy Thigpen

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