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Tom Call wins Big 12 Trombone Conference

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Trombone virtuoso and University of Utah School of Music student, Tom Call has won The 2015 Texas Tech Trombone Ensemble Composition Contest. Written for jazz trombone quintet, his piece entitled "Look at Nothing, See Everything" will be preformed by The University of Northern Colorado Jazz Trombone Ensemble during The Big 12 Trombone Conference at Texas Tech University this January 15-17. In addition, he has been honored with a cash award for his expert composition!


Tom is an undergraduate trombone student working on a degree in Jazz Composition. He began playing the trombone in 7th grade, and has been playing the piano from the age of 8. His music draws from a wide range of influences, from jazz to classical to rock, as well as other popular genres. Since beginning his musical tutelage, he has always enjoyed creating his own music. He likes to write music with personal meaning and interpretations, while creating a meaningful experience for the listener as well. Currently, his music can be found in many School of Music Jazz ensembles, as well as his own endeavors with his Jazz Quartet, “The Popsicle Factory”. This competition win is a shining tribute to Tom Call’s abilities and to the caliber of students at the School of Music.

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Last Updated: 3/22/23