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Blue Ridge Trombone Quartet performs Oct. 27

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Article Published: Oct. 17, 2012 | Modified: Oct. 28, 2012

The Blue Ridge Trombone Quartet performs Sunday, Oct. 27, at Appalachian State University.

The quartet is comprised of music faculty or orchestra members from the Southeast. Their performance begins at 3 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall. Admission is free.
The program features works by Antonín Dvorák, Désiré Dondeyne, Leonard Bernstein and Leslie Bassett.

Quartet members are Dr. Nathan Dishman, Dr. Drew Leslie, Sean McGhee and Dr. Cory Mixdorf.
Dishman serves on the faculty of the University of Virginia and is principal trombone of the Charlottesville Symphony. He is a former member of the Des Moines Symphony, Saint Joseph Symphony, Lee’s Summit Symphony and Liberty Symphony.

Leslie joined the faculty of the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian in fall 2011 and is the assistant professor of trombone. He has performed with symphony orchestras across the southeast and in Ohio and Michigan. Leslie is a Conn-Selmer Performing Artist.

McGhee is the bass trombonist of the Akron Symphony, Canton Symphony, Youngstown Symphony, Kentucky Symphony and Columbus Indiana Philharmonic. He was awarded a one-year position with the Des Moines Metro Opera in 2012.

Mixdorf has been an active performer and educator in the Atlanta area since his arrival at Georgia State University in 2009. Outside of his collegiate duties, Mixdorf performs with several area ensembles including the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra Augusta, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra. Mixdorf is a Conn-Selmer Performing Artist.

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