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Thomas Ashworth

Tom is on the faculty at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches trombone and euphonium and performs with the Faculty Brass Quintet. As the featured trombonist with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, he has recorded CDs for Teldec, Atlantic, Decca and EMI, and has appeared with the SPCO on tours in New York and Japan. From July 1994 to August 1995 Ashworth was the Lecturer in Trombone at the Canberra (Australia) School of Music. He performed with the orchestras of Sydney, Tasmania, and Canberra and joined the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for their 1995 European tour. In addition, Ashworth has appeared with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Summit Brass, the Summit Hill Brass Quintet, and the Chicago-based Music of the Baroque. Other recordings include the Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble, SoloPro-Trombone, Summit Hill Brass Quintet (as euphonium soloist on David Baldwin's Concerto for Al's Breakfast), and the debut CD (as the featured jazz euphonium soloist) of Symphonia. In addition to regular national broadcasts of Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra concerts, Ashworth has appeared on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion", Bill McGlaughlin's "Saint Paul Sunday Live" and was a featured soloist on a live national broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Company. He has been on the faculty of numerous international brass conferences, and has appeared as a clinician, soloist and adjudicator throughout the USA, and in Australia and Europe. Clinic topics include low brass performance and pedagogy, career development and practical MIDI applications for the Artist/Teacher.

Ashworth was the Host of the 1994 International Trombone Workshop and is currently organizing the 1998 International Tuba-Euphonium Workshop. He is a former member of the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra, and taught trombone and jazz improvisation at the University of Kansas from 1987 to 1990. Ashworth studied with Swedish trombone soloist Christian Lindberg at the 1992 Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Lubeck, Germany and again in July of 1993 in Pitea, Sweden. Tom Ashworth is a Bach Trombone Clinician for the Selmer Company, and a Willson Euphonium Clinician for DEG Musical Products.

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