Trombone Students

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Trombone Students

Current Studio Members

Ryan Bateman

Trenton Peabody High School

 

Ryan is currently third year student at the University of Tennessee at Martin where he is majoring in instrumental Music Education with an emphasis in trombone. He is a graduate of Peabody High School in Trenton, Tennessee and was an All-West musician in high school. In addition to being a very talented trombonist, Ryan is a gifted guard member. He currently serves as the colorguard instructor at Trenton Peabody High School and has been very active in both colorguard and winterguard throughout his career.


 

Josh Beckwith

Brighton High School

 

Tenor Trombonist Josh Beckwith is a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree with and emphasis in Music. Josh comes to UTM from Brighton, Tennessee where he attended Brighton High School. In his career at UTM, Josh has performed with the Skyhawk Marching Band, Basketball Pep Band, Concert Band, Trombone Choir, and the University Singers. Josh is also a proud member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.


 

TJ Caldwell

Munford High School

 

TJ (Tony) Caldwell is in his first year as a student at the University of Tennessee at Martin, where he is majoring in instrumental Music Education with an emphasis in trombone.

 

 


 

Kevin Freyler

Columbia High School

 

Kevin is a senior Music Pedagogy major at the University of Tennessee at Martin with an emphasis in bass trombone. He is a graduate of Columbia High School in Columbia, Tennessee. As a student at UTM, Kevin has performed with the Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Skyhawk Marching Band, Basketball Pep Band, Jazz Band, Trombone Choir, Brass Quintet, and Trombone Quartet. Kevin has participated in masterclasses with Jon Whitaker and the Mirari Brass Quintet. After graduating from UTM, Kevin plans on pursuing a master's degree in bass trombone performance.


 

Mark Hawkins

Decatur Riverside High School

 

Mark is in his first year as a student at the University of Tennessee at Martin, where he is majoring in instrumental Music Education with an emphasis in bass trombone.

 

 


 

Jacob Hunt

Bolton High School

 

Jacob (Jake) Hunt is in his first year as a student at the University of Tennessee at Martin, where he is majoring in instrumental Music Education with an emphasis in trombone.

 

 


 

Jason Kail

South Gibson County High School

 

Jason is in his first year as a student at the University of Tennessee at Martin, where he is minoring in music.

 

 


 

Christian Miller

Northside High School

 

Christian (Crissy) is in her fourth year at the University of Tennessee at Martin, where she is majoring in Instrumental Music Education with an emphasis in trombone. Crissy is a 2011 graduate of Northside High School in Jackson, Tennessee, and was an All-West trombonist during her high school career. At UTM, Crissy has performed with numerous ensembles including the Wind Ensemble, Skyhawk Marching Band, Basketball Pep Band, Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, Trombone Choir, Brass Quintet, and Trombone Quartet. In addition to her trombone talents, Crissy has also performed on euphonium with the Undersound, UTM's tuba and euphonium ensemble. Her euphonium talents have also been on display through Drum Corps International, where she has marched with Music City Drum and Bugle Corp.


 

Hannah Morton

White House Heritage High School

 

Hannah is in her first year as a student at the University of Tennessee at Martin, where she is a Bachelor of Arts major.

 

 


 

Alex Pegram

Union City High School

 

Alex is in his second year of study at the University of Tennessee at Martin, where he majors in instrumental Music Education with an emphasis in trombone. Alex is 2013 graduate of Union City High School where he studied under band director John Easley. At UTM Alex has performed with the Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Trombone Choir, and Trombone Quartet.


Joe Ahne

Waverly Central High School

 





Joe Ahne

Munford High School

 





Chase Duke

Adamsville High School

 





Zack Langford

Obion County Central High School

 





Lexi McGranahan

Waverly Central High School

 





Jack Scalzo

Riverdale High School

 





Isaac Spitler

Covington High School

 





Anthony Whitaker

McNairy Central High School

 





Ebonee Woodland

Covington High School

 




 

Dr. Frye

Dr. Joseph W. Frye joined the music faculty at the University of Tennessee at Martin in the fall of 2011. In addition to instructing the trombone students, he has also taught courses in Music Technology, Music Theory, Aural Skills, and Music Appreciation. He currently coordinates several chamber ensembles and directs the Trombone Choir. Prior to his appointment at UTM, Dr. Frye freelanced on trombone and euphonium, toured around the globe with Princess Cruise Lines, and served as trombonist with several bands and orchestras, performing alongside artists including Bobby McFerrin, Joshua Bell, Marcus Belgrave, Rich Ridenour, and the Four Freshmen.

 

His teaching experience includes classroom and applied teaching, coaching individuals and chamber ensembles, masterclasses, and public school and university teaching in Tennessee, Florida, West Virginia, and Texas. In addition to coaching brass sections and chamber ensembles, Dr. Frye has instructed students on tenor and bass trombone, euphonium, and tuba.

 

Dr. Frye

Joseph is also very proud to have used his musical talents to in service of our country, serving for ten years in the 572nd Air National Guard Band of the Smoky Mountains stationed at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base in Knoxville, Tennessee. As a member of the 572nd, he held the rank of Staff Sergeant and played euphonium, tenor and bass trombone, and frequently appeared as trombone soloist.

 

Dr. Frye holds a Bachelor of Music in Education from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and the Master of Music and Doctor of Music degrees in trombone performance from The Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. His primary trombone instructors and mentors are John Drew, Don Hough, Lawrence Borden, and Brad Kinney.

 

Dr. Frye is also intrigued by the history of the trombone, most notably the turn of the century trombone soloists. His Doctoral Treatise, entitled A Biographical Study of the Trombonists of the John Philip Sousa Band: 1892-1931 was the product of his research into the lives of the celebrated trombone soloists of the Sousa Band including Ralph Corey, John P. Schueler, Leo Zimmerman, and Arthur Pryor.

 

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Unless otherwise noted, all performances are in the Blankenship Recital Hall, located on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building.

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