Bass Trombone Artist
Adjunct Professor of Low Brass, Concordia University
- Model: B454
- Bell: 1340CF
- Slide: B-STD
- Tuning Slide: Rose
- Leadpipe: B2 Silver
- None listed
Alan Carr is a Collins Fellow and Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also Adjunct Professor of Low Brass at Concordia University Wisconsin in beautiful Mequon, WI. Alan is an active performer, having appeared with the Baltimore, Dubuque and Hartford Symphony Orchestras and with Ensemble ACJW of the Academy in New York City. Most recently, he was selected as a ?nalist in the 2014 ETW National Solo Competition and also participated as a Fellow at the 2013 Alessi Seminar in Tuscaloosa, AL. In addition, Alan has assembled a consortium of prominent bass trombone players to commission a new multi-movement sonata for bass trombone by John Stevens.
For seven years, he was the bass trombonist for the King's Brass, performing over 800 concerts and recording six CDs during that time. Alan has been a member of the AIMS Festival Orchestra in Graz, Austria and has also been a ?nalist for the Zellmer-Minnesota Orchestra Trombone Competition. Alan received a Master of Music from The Juilliard School and a Bachelor of Music from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. He also holds an Artist Diploma from Yale University. He can be heard on the Summit, Albany and Naxos record labels and is an Edwards Instrument performing artist.
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