The bass trombone is probably not the first instrument that comes to mind when one thinks of a solo musical recital. But music lovers will have the chance to see, hear and interact with Dr. David Krosschell, an accomplished bass trombonist, tenor trombonist and music educator, in an evening performance on Friday, February 18, at 7:30 p.m. on the campus of Methodist University. The performance at Hensdale Chapel is free and open to the public. “David Krosschell is newer to the area via North Texas State University and Northwestern University,” said Deanne Renshaw, Fine Arts Coordinator with Methodist University and Orchestra Personnel Manager of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra. “He is a fantastic bass trombone player. It is unusual to hear solo bass trombone recitals. It’s a unique and cool situation, and whatever he plays will be engaging.” Krosschell received his BA in music education and music performance from Western Michigan University, his MA in trombone performance from the University of North Texas and his PhD in music performance from Northwestern University. He presently lives and works in the Raleigh/Durham/ Chapel Hill, N.C., area as a freelance trombonist and music educator. Before moving to North Carolina, Krosschell performed and taught in the Washington, D.C. area, Chicago, Il., and Dallas/Ft. Worth, Tx. His repertoire includes classical, jazz and commercial styles, and he has played with the North Carolina Symphony, the Opera Company of North Carolina, Fayetteville Symphony, and the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra, as well as the 1 o’clock Lab Band and North Texas Wind Symphony. The performance is part of the Friends of Music (FOM) series at Methodist University. “Friends of Music presents a concert almost every other week during the school year,” Renshaw said. “It’s not just to bring in national artists for the public, but also for the benefi t of Methodist University’s music students so they can see what they might do in their careers. The concerts are less formal than typical concert performances, and the artists talk and interact with the audiences. They are free for the public, and of course, we couldn’t do it without the generous support of the Arts Council.” For more information, contact (910) 630-7100 or visit www.methodist.edu/music.
David Krosschell will perform on Feb. 18 at Hensdale Chapel at Methodist University. The event is free and open to the public.