Josh Bynum, professor of trombone, will perform as part of the Faculty Artist Series in Ramsey Concert Hall at the UGA Performing Arts Center on Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Hailed for his “inspiring energy, clear musical conviction and warm lyrical tone” (International Trombone Association Journal), Bynum keeps an active schedule balancing roles as educator, soloist, chamber musician and orchestral trombonist. This performance will include works by Igor Stravinsky, Maurice Ravel, Paul Hindemith, Astor Piazzolla and living composer Marc Mellits.
Tickets are $3 for UGA students with a valid ID or $15 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at music.uga.edu or by calling the box office at 706-542-4400. The UGA Performing Arts Center is located at 230 River Road in Athens.
In addition to serving as professor of trombone, a position he has held since 2010, Bynum spends his summer as trombone artist/faculty for the Sewanee Summer Music Festival and is an artist and clinician for the Edwards Instrument Company.
Bynum performs regularly as a first-call substitute with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and was contracted to serve as second trombonist for the entire 2015-16 season. Bynum is also a member of the IRIS Orchestra, under the direction of Michael Stern, and enjoys performing with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Opera and Atlanta Ballet Orchestra.
Bynum has given clinics and featured performances at the American Trombone Workshop, International Trombone Festival and Georgia Music Educators Association Conference. He has also been an invited artist and lecturer at various workshops and universities across the country and has given consortium premiere performances of several new works for trombone and wind ensemble.
His solo CD “Catalyst” was the recipient of the UGA Creative Research Medal in Arts & Humanities and predominantly features previously unrecorded works for trombone. His contemporary chamber group the [MOD]ular Ensemble is featured on the album “New Cartography,” performing the music of Peter Van Zandt Lane.
He holds degrees from Temple University, the University of Iowa and Jacksonville State University; is the editor for the ITA Journal’s Pedagogy Corner column; and serves on the ITA Pedagogy Advisory Council. His research interests include concepts of great section playing and creative problem solving in the practice room.