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Professor of Trombone Tom Brantley Authors New Book “Stylistic Etudes for Trombone”

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

photo of the cover of Tom Brantley's latest book. It reads "Stylist Etudes for Trombone: 20 Original Etudes in a Variety of Styles Tom Brantley"

USF Professor of Trombone Tom Brantley is the author of the new book Stylistic Etudes for Trombone, the second of two volumes available now from Carl Fischer Publishers.

Stylistic Etudes for Trombone is a set of 20 etudes, or study pieces, composed by Brantley specifically for trombone students to use in developing a wide range of stylistic approaches to performance.

He also created recordings of each etude, available now on and iTunes, to provide a model for students' own rehearsals and practice.

His first book, Student's Essential Studies for Trombone, was published in 2014. For this publication, Brantley served as editor and compiled the best of the existing Carl Fischer trombone etudes.

Carl Fischer Music is the 150-year old music publisher, which started as an instrument repair and retail shop in Manhattan's East Village. Fischer decided to offer sheet music for his customers' convenience and now the company publishes both educational and performance works, which are sold throughout the world.

Tom Brantley is a trombonist, Yamaha soloist, clinician, and recording artist. He has performed in every state in the United States as well as Japan, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Canada, and the Caribbean.

For more information, visit his online biography on the School of Music website.