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Renowned trombone artist to perform and teach

March 23, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Trombonist Peter Ellefson will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 29, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall at Western Michigan University. The recital is open to the public free of charge.

Ellefson is on the faculty of Indiana University, Northwestern University and Roosevelt University, and he is "Second in Command" of the Joe Alessi Seminar. He has also served on the faculty of the Music Academy of the West and has taught at the University of Costa Rica, where he collaborated with his former students of the Trombones de Costa Rica.

In addition to his rigorous teaching schedule, Ellefson is in demand as an orchestra/chamber musician, performing with the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Indianapolis Symphony, Chicago Chamber Musicians, Chicago Brass Quintet, Fulcrum Point New Music Project, New York Philharmonic Brass Quintet, and Proteus 7.

Ellefson's visit to WMU will also include a master class at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 28, in Dalton Center Room 1116.

Media contact: Kevin West, (269) 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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