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UTSA Trombone Choir is ready for busy semester of performances

Trombone Choir

UTSA Trombone Choir performs national anthem at Spurs game
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(Jan. 23, 2013) -- The UTSA Trombone Choir recently was featured at the AT&T Center, performing the national anthem Jan. 5 at the Spurs game. The performance was aired on the television broadcast of the game.

This marks an eventful year for the UTSA Trombone Choir, which is directed by faculty member Steve Parker. In October, they premiered a monumental work for 80 trombones at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin to an audience of more than 500 and were reviewed by NewMusicBox, Culturemap Austin, Austin American-Statesman and local NPR affiliates.

This month, the trombone choir will travel to Texas Tech in Lubbock to perform as featured artists at the Big 12 Trombone Conference.

This spring, the choir will perform at UTSA with Grammy-nominated trombonist Bradley Kerns and international soloist Abbie Conant, who was featured in Malcolm Gladwell's bestselling book, "Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking." Kerns is a University of Kentucky professor of trombone, who maintains a versatile performing, recording and teaching schedule.

For more information, visit the UTSA Department of Music website.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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