Welcome to the Pittsburg State University trombone studio web page. The studio members are active as performers, students and teaching of young trombonists in the region. Activities include not only the regular university ensembles, but also the trombone choir, trombone quartets, jazz combos and some players are members of the Crowder Jazz Orchestra, an area professional jazz ensemble.
Recent students have participated in the Kansas Intercollegiate Band, The Kansas Intercollegiate Jazz Ensemble, the National Intercollegiate Band, and trombone choirs at the International Trombone festivals
Our graduates are teaching at various public schools throughout the region, and have been members of our armed service bands and other professional groups. LCDR Patrick Sweeten is the Director, Fleet Band Activities for the U.S. Navy program and a former Gorilla Bone. Here is little bit about him and what he does. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNpcOS9-FCg&t=8s. His advice for students: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IGSd5alXiY&t=9s
PSU has hosted a variety of master classes affording our students valuable opportunity to work with world renowned performers and pedagogues.
The studio with Mr. Joe Alessi Principal Trombone with the New York Philharmonic (2nd from the right front row). Joe presented a master class and recital.
Danish trombonist and recording artist Carsten Svanberg (3rd from left) has presented 3 recitals and master classes at PSU.
Mr. M. Dee Stewart presented a concert and clinic.
Alain Trudel presented a concert and clinic.
Steve Turre with the PSU Jazz Ensemble at KMEA.
JoDee Davis clinician
Ryan Bellamy, Coffeyville, KS
Sabrina Graham, Olathe, KS
Jonathon Miller, Marion, Iowa
Evan Noel, Carl Junction, MO
Ivan Vazquez, Garden City, KS
Kaden, Wimmer, Columbus, KS
Robert G. Kehle, University Professor (1978)B.M., B.A. with Teaching Certificate, Washington State University; M.M., D.M., (Candidate) Indiana University. Artist Affiliate with C. G. Conn. Specialties: Trombone; Director of Jazz Studies; Jazz Ensemble I. Contact by email Office phone 620/235-4474.
What has Mr. Kehle been doing?