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Nittany Trombone Quartet at St. Norbert College

From St. Norbert College, February 10, 2004
by Kelsey Ebben,, (920) 403-3089

De Pere: The Nittany Trombone Quartet will perform a recital at St. Norbert College Tuesday Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m in the Walter Theatre, Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts. The group will also present a master class on careers in music Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. in the St. Norbert College band room, Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts. Both events are free and open to the public.

Bruce Tychinski, Sean Reusch, Jon Moyer, and Master Chief Matt Neff formed the quartet in 1988 at Penn State University. The group has performed at numerous national conventions and for President Jimmy Carter in 1991. Bruce Tychinski is assistant professor of low brass and jazz studies at St. Norbert College and has performed with the Skyline Brass Quintet. Sean Reusch teaches at Palomar College near San Diego, Calif., and has performed with the San Diego Symphony and the San Diego Opera. Jon Moyer is an adjunct professor of low brass at York College in York, Penn. and has performed with the York Symphony and in dinner theatres in Hershey, Penn. Master Chief Matt Neff has been a member of the U.S. Navy Band in Washington, D.C. since1992. He is also adjunct professor of trombone at George Mason University.

The Feb. 17 recital will feature standard quartet classics and debut two new works by members of the ensemble. The group will also be featured at the Feb. 15 St. Norbert College Winter Choral and Brass Chamber Concert at 2 p.m., and Matt Neff and Sean Reusch will solo with the jazz ensemble and concert band at the St. Norbert College Winter Band Concert Feb. 21 at 4 p.m. The musicians will work with St. Norbert College and local public school students throughout the week.

The Feb. 17 performance is free, while the Feb. 15 and 21 concerts are $7 adults and $5 students. Tickets are available at (920) 403-3950. For more information, call (920) 403-3246.