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KU School of Music trombone professor releases new CD, "Blue Wolf"

Monday, November 15, 2010

Michael Davidson, assistant professor of trombone at the University of Kansas, recently released "Blue Wolf" on Emeritus Recordings, available from Co-Op Press. Davidson performs the works of John Davison, Leonard Bernstein, Gerald Finzi, Sy Brandon, Richard Trevarthen, Walter Hartley, and others, and he is joined on piano by Ellen Bottorff, KU lecturer.

Dr. Michael Davidson, assistant professor of trombone at the University of Kansas, is principal trombonist of the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, the South Arkansas Symphony, and trombonist with the Kansas Brass Quintet, the I-49 Brass Quintet, and the LATEX Trombone Quartet. Mike earned a BME degree and Performer's Certificate in trombone from the University of Florida, his master's degree from Centenary College of Louisiana, and a DMA in trombone performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He has performed with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, the Kansas City Symphony, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, the Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra, the Spoleto Festival Orchestra USA, the Topeka Symphony, the St. Joseph Symphony, and in local performances with the Four Tops, Ray Charles, Johnny Mathis, Kathy Mattea, Emmylou Harris, Mel Torme;, Sandi Patty, and many others. Mike was solo trombonist of Kansas City's own Fountain City Brass Band when they won the 2007 North American Brass Band Association and United States Open championships. He served on the faculty of the Asia Trombone Seminar 2009, held at Shih-Chien University, Tapei, Taiwan. He writes literature and recording reviews for the International Trombone Association and National Association of Wind and Percussion Instructors journals and serves on the ITA Advisory Council on Literature.

For more information, contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436. www.music.ku.edu


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