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William C.
Lubbock, Texas
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As a part of my music education certification, I am trained to teach beginner levels in all brass instruments.
About William C.

My lessons are geared towards a set of goals that are created between the student's wants and my expectations for them to be successful at what the student wants to achieve. For each student, I use a different set of pedagogical tools designed to get them to the goals they want. The main goal I have for all my students is that their fundamentals on their instrument will be at the level that they can complete their goals with ease. Over their time with me, they will have the skills to coach themselves when they practice and tackle any music they come across. I provide music teaching, performing and arranging services to the community of Lubbock, TX. In 2019, I completed doctorate work at the University of Colorado - Boulder. I completed my bachelor’s degree in music education and performance at Texas Tech University, and my Master’s in trombone performance, and my Performer’s Certificate, at the University of Denver. My extensive resume features a wide variety of concerts, clinics, master-classes, performances, and recording sessions; most notably: the TTU Vernacular Music Center, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals, Colorado Wind Ensemble, Denver Municipal Band, Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, and the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. I have taught all ages of students on trombone, euphonium, tuba, and chamber ensembles for 6 years. I was the brass section leader for the world premiere of the full-length theatrical dance show Dancing at the Crossroads and his arrangements have been played by chamber groups throughout northern Colorado. Student Achievements Universities o Former Students accepted at: Colorado State University, Colorado State University – Pueblo, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Denver, University of Northern Colorado, University of Iowa, Stanford University o Ensembles performed in by current/former students: Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corp, Littleton Symphony Orchestra, Lakewood Symphony Orchestra, Thornton Community Band Ensembles Positions/Auditions o Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corp (2018-2022): 3 Euphoniums (2019 Euph Section Leader, 2020 Horn Sergeant, 2021-2022 Drum Major) o Lakewood Symphony Orchestra (CO): Awarded Principal Trombone 2018 o Littleton Symphony Orchestra (CO): Awarded Principal Trombone 2017 District and State Honor Bands o TMEA Area A HS Qualifiers (2020-2021): 4 Tenor Trombones, 2 Bass Trombone o TMEA Region 16 HS All-Region Honor Band (2020-2021): 2 Tenor Trombone, 1 Bass Trombone o TMEA Region 16 HS All-Region Symphonic Band (2020-2021): 4 Tenor Trombone, 1 Bass Trombone o TMEA Region 16 HS All-Region Concert Band (2021): 2 Tenor Trombone o TMEA Region 16 HS All-Region Jazz Band (2021): 1 Tenor Trombone, 1 Bass Trombone o Lubbock ISD All-City Band (2021): 4 Tenor Trombone, 2 Bass Trombone o Cherry Creek (CO) HS District Honor Band (2016-2018): 1 Trumpet, 6 Tenor Trombones o All-Colorado Honor Band (2017): 2 Tenor Trombones, 1 Euphonium o GMEA (Georgia) MS All-State Band (2021): 1 Tenor Trombone o GMEA (Georgia) MS District Band (2020-2021): 2 Tenor Trombone (2 advanced to State Audition) o University of Colorado MS Honor Band (2019): 1 Tenor Trombone, 1 Alternate Tenor Trombone Solo and Ensemble Competitions o Texas UIL Region Solo and Ensemble (2021): Class 1 Superior Division Ratings – 1 Tenor Trombone Solo o OkMEA HS Region Solo and Ensemble (2019): 1 Superior Rating – Class 1 Tenor Trombone Solo Summer Festivals/Workshops o Rafael Mendez Brass Institute (2018): 1 Participant, Tenor Trombone o University of Colorado MS Summer Music Academy (2019-2020): 2 Tenor Trombone o Colorado Honor Band Summer Camp (2019): 1 Principal Trumpet o Colorado Youth Wind Ensemble Composer’s Workshop (2018): 1 Student *** Travel Equipment *** I expect them to provide and music stand and their music. These are both things that they need to have at their home for practice. *** Specialties *** I teach and perform both jazz and classical music. Almost any style that uses a trombone or brass instruments, I have performed in and have a strong foundation in.

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Doctor C. was very good, and I learned a new tip today. I would continue to work with him.

Posted Apr 1, 2021
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We have been so glad that we tried TakeLessons and found Bill! He has done a great job engaging my 12 year old daughter. He assessed her skill level and got to work. He encourages her and through his lessons she has noticeably improved on the tuba. Also his communication has been excellent and as a busy mom, that is important!

Posted Mar 10, 2021
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My son thought he was very nice and we noticed an improvement after his first lesson.

Posted Sep 23, 2020
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Trombone
Jan 2020 - Present
Frontier Arts Society
I am a trombonist for the Frontier Arts Society, I perform as trombonist for the newest fully-professional jazz ensemble in Lubbock, TX, the Frontier Big Band. We perform challenging concert repertoire for big band. I also perform as the trombonist for the dance band, "David Box and the Hot Eight".
Principal Trombone
Jan 2020 - Present
Lubbock Civic Orchestra
I perform as Principal Trombone as well as help with the education of section members who are new to orchestral playing.
Instructor of Brass
Aug 2019 - Present
Lubbock ISD
o Locations: Monterey HS, Lubbock HS, Atkins MS, Coronado HS o MHS (2019 – Present): Teach weekly low brass sectionals for all concert and marching bands, assist with trombone All-State audition preparation, and coach small brass ensembles o AMS (2019 – Present): Teach beginner trombone and euphonium class twice a week and advanced trombone sectionals weekly o LHS (2020 – Present): Teach weekly low brass sectionals for all concert, and assist with trombone All-State audition preparation o CHS (2020 – Present): Teach weekly low brass sectionals for all concert and jazz ensembles, assist with trombone All-State audition preparation, and coach small brass ensembles
Subsitute Trombone
Aug 2019 - Present
Lubbock Symphony Orchestra
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Sep 2017 - Jun 2019
Arapahoe HS
I am planning and teaching sectionals for the low brass at Arapahoe HS and also assigning audition material for the low brass.
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Nov 2014 - Jun 2015
Henry Middle School
I am working as a music assistant to the band director at Henry Middle School. I teach small groups of instruments that are pulled out of the beginner and advanced band classes.
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Oct 2014 - Jul 2019
The Classical Brass
I am the trombonist for a brass quintet based in Denver. We play often for churches and other events in the metro area.
Principal Trombone
Sep 2014 - May 2019
Denver Philharmonic
I am the principal trombone for the Denver Philharmonic orchestra. With the orchestra, I perform on tenor and alto trombone for our regular season concerts plus special events we are invited to perform for patrons.
Teacher
Sep 2014 - May 2015
Douglas County School District
I am the brass teacher for an elementary age band program based at Douglas County High School.
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Aug 2012 - May 2019
Colorado Wind Ensemble
I currently work as the substitute and utility trombone for the Colorado Wind Ensemble. I come in when ever an extra player is needed and sit in when the regular members are unable to play.
Trombonist
Aug 2011 - Aug 2019
Denver Municipal Band
I began subbing with this group when I moved to Denver before my master's degree. The 2015, I was fortunate enough to be the second trombonist for the entire season. Starting in the 2016, I became the regular second trombonist.
DMA - Trombone Pedagogy and Performance
Aug 2015 - Aug 2019
CU Boulder
Performance Certificate
Sep 2013 - Jun 2014
University of Denver
Master's of Music
Sep 2011 - Jun 2013
University of Denver
Bachelor of Music
Aug 2006 - May 2011
Texas Tech University
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Honorable Mention
Jul 2020
Online Trombone Compeition - Hungarian Trombone Camp
International Trombone Association
Jan 2007
The general purposes of the International Trombone Association shall be: To promote communications among trombonists around the world, to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trombone family and to function as a clearing house for trombone-related ideas and information
Texas Music Educators Association
Jan 2007
Begun in 1920 as the Texas Band Teachers Association, the Texas Music Educators Association is an organization of over 10,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. TMEA is comprised of five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary and College. On behalf of its members and Texas schoolchildren, TMEA carefully monitors the actions of all state decision-making bodies on issues affecting fine arts instruction in Texas. In addition to many member benefits, TMEA offers professional development opportunities for its members with Region workshops and especially with its annual Clinic/Convention. TMEA supports the future of music education by offering scholarships to music education majors and by sponsoring the Texas Future Music Educators, an organization through which high school students interested in careers in music education learn more about what to expect in their college education and future careers.

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