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Guest Artist Bruce Tychinski to Perform Oct. 11

RELEASED: Sept. 25, 2009

Bruce Tychinski

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire department of music and theatre arts will present a trombone recital by Bruce Tychinski, an assistant professor at the University of Southern Mississippi, at 5 p.m. Oct. 11 in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

The performance will begin with Belgian composer Jean-Baptist Loeillet de Gant's Recorder Sonata in F Major, Op. 2, followed by the "Palmetto Suite for Alto Trombone" by Eric Ewazen and "Meditation" from the 1894 opera "Thais" by Jules Massenet. The final two selections will be "Unaccompanied Suite" by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Leslie Bassett and "La Petite Suzanne" by band leader and composer Arthur Pryor.

Tychinski teaches applied trombone and courses in trombone literature and pedagogy at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he also conducts the trombone choir. He has performed as a soloist throughout the United States and internationally and has recorded with various orchestras, ensembles and chamber groups. He also is the current principal trombonist of the Gulf Coast Symphony in Biloxi, Miss. Prior to his teaching appointment at the University of Southern Mississippi, Tychinski taught jazz studies and low brass at St. Norbert College in De Pere. He has been published in the International Trombone Association Journal and presented a workshop for teachers at the 2002 Wisconsin Music Educators Association Conference.

Tychinski also will work with UW-Eau Claire trombone students Oct. 12.

The guest artist recital is free and open to the public.

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