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KU trombone student lands coveted position with Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra in China

Saturday, January 12, 2013

LAWRENCE, KS (01/12/2012)(readMedia)-- Jeremy Dowden, a doctoral student studying trombone performance with Professor Michael Davidson, was chosen by audition to join the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra as principal trombone.

The Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, established in 1982, has gained international fame as one of the most renowned professional orchestras in China. The orchestra traveled to just three universities (KU, University of Southern California and Juilliard) to hear student auditions for the orchestra.

Dowden, originally from Kaufman, Texas, received his bachelor's degree in music education at Northwestern State University (magna cum laude) and his master's degree in trombone performance from KU. In addition to pursuing his doctoral degree at KU, Dowden also performs as a trombonist for the Topeka Symphony Orchestra and has joined the KU Symphony Orchestra for performances in Eutin, Germany.

Dowden plans to serve the orchestra for one season, starting this March, and then return to his studies at KU

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


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