Aidan joins us from Oklahoma.
Music Audition Student
Rita joins us from Tucson, Arizona.
Master’s Student, Performance (bass trombone)
Ofer Cohen, pursuing his masters of music in trombone performance, comes to ASU from Potomac, Maryland. Ofer recently graduated from The Pennsylvania State University where he received his Bachelors of Music in
trombone performance studying with professor Mark Lusk. Ofer has subbed in the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra and the Altoona Symphony Orchestra out in Pennsylvania. Ofer hopes to continue his passion for music and become well versed in every style of music. In addition, he has attended the Cleveland Trombone Seminar for 3 years. He enjoys exercise and listening to all kinds of music.
A native of Prescott, Arizona, Noah Eder is starting his undergraduate degree in Performance. Noah plans on taking courses towards a music education degree as well in hopes to double major. Currently, Noah is an active performer with the ASU Desert Bones, ASU Symphony Orchestra, and ASU Wind Orchestra. In the future, Noah plans on earning a position in a symphony orchestra. In his spare time outside of music, Noah enjoys watching baseball, attending live concerts, cooking, and traveling.
Gwyn hopes to work in Germany or Austria as an active freelancer and private trombone instructor. Hailing from Fountain Hills, Arizona, Gwyn is inspired by conductor Daniel Barenboim’s interpretation of the music of Beethoven. She currently performs with the ASU Wind Ensemble and the ASU Desert Bones.
Ben joins us from North Carolina
Sean joins us after receiving his BM from Northwestern University.
From Tucson, Arizona, Will is beginning his undergraduate degree in Performance. He has performed with the Tucson Philharmonia Youth Orchestra, Tucson Symphony, and other local groups in Tucson. Currently, he actively plays in the ASU Desert Bones, ASU Wind Symphony, and the ASU Jazz Repertory Band. He hopes to one day win a job playing in a professional symphony. In his free time Will enjoys spending time with friends, food, and napping.
Sophomore, Performance (bass trombone)
Connor joins us from Scottsdale to pursue his undergraduate degree in Bass Trombone Performance. He has performed with the Phoenix Youth Symphony along with the Young Sounds of Arizona jazz ensemble and currently performs with the ASU Wind Symphony and the ASU Jazz Repertory Band. He hopes to one day win a job in a professional orchestra or ensemble. In his free time, Connor enjoys extra practicing, listening to a wide variety of music, and spending time with his family and friends.
Junior, Music Education
Originally from Georgia, Alannah graduated from Desert Mountain High School in Scottsdale Arizona. She’s currently pursuing a music education degree at Arizona State University in hopes of becoming a middle school band director in the future. She’s a member of the ASU Bones and the Sun Devil Marching Band. In her spare time, she enjoys spontaneous adventures and exploring with her close friends.
Music audition student
Darius joins us from Toledo, Ohio
Freshman, performance major
Trevor joins us from North Carolina
DMA Student, Teaching Assistant (bass trombone)
Joel served as a Marine Musician with the First Marine Division Band at Camp Pendleton and with the “Commandants Own” the United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps. A veteran of Desert Storm, Joel retired from active service in the summer of 2010. Joel Rangel began his studies as a music major at El Camino College studying trombone performance with Robert Coomber. From September 2013 to April of 2018 Joel studied with Dr. Andrew Glendening completing his Bachelors in Music Education and a Master’s in Trombone Performance at the University of Redlands. Joel is
currently in the first year of his DMA at Arizona State University with Dr. Brad Edwards.
DMA Student, Teaching Assistant
Aaron Wright grew up in Traverse City, MI and has studied trombone for over 15 years. His college education began at Michigan State University where he earned his Bachelors in Music Education in 2016 and a Masters in Music Performance in 2018. While a student at MSU, Aaron was a finalist in both 2015 and 2016 for the American Trombone Workshop Division II National Solo Competition in Arlington, VA and performed in the finals of the 2015 International Trombone Festival Quartet Competition held in Valencia, Spain. His academic career at MSU was spent studying with past principal trombonist of the Grand Rapids Symphony, Ava Ordman. Post graduation, Aaron worked several years as an active freelancing musician in Michigan. He performed in the Lansing, Kalamazoo, and Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestras and held positions in the Traverse Symphony Orchestra, Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra, Flint Symphony Orchestra, and the Eastern Festival Orchestra under the direction of Gerard Schwarz. Alongside performing, Aaron worked as a brass instrument repair technician at Meridian Winds of Okemos, MI, and taught a private studio of trombone students ranging from ages 12 through 70. Currently, Aaron is returning to school to pursue his D.M.A in Trombone Performance at Arizona State University. Through his studies with Dr. Brad Edwards, he hopes to refine his instructing, performing, and professional skills to equip himself for the ever changing professional music landscape.
Jenny joins us from Destin, FL.