Heidelberg faculty member Joel Shonkwiler will present a special program of twentieth-century music for the trombone, assisted by collaborative pianist Cynthia Ramsdell. The recital will include works by Eugene Bozza, Leonard Bernstein, Lars-Erik Larsson, and Richard Peaslee.
Dr. Shonkwiler is an active solo, chamber and orchestral musician based in the Columbus, Ohio area, and he also performs around the state and beyond. He currently holds the position of Second Trombone with the Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with the Dayton Philharmonic, West Virginia Symphony, Indy Pops, and Springfield (OH) Symphony, among others.
Joel received his M.M. in Performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (M.M.) in 2005, reaching the finals in the Concerto Competition in that year. Joel received his B.M., also in Performance, from the University of Dayton (B.M.) in 2003, where he won the UD Concerto Competition, as well as the Statewide Brass Division of the Tuesday Musical of Akron Solo Competition, both in 2001. He has studied primarily with Tim Anderson, Carl Lenthe, Joseph Duchi and Jared Rodin, and has also received instruction from David Vining (CCM), Andrew Millat (Columbus Symphony), Jo-Dee Davis (UMKC), Peter Norton (Cincinnati Symphony), Douglas Wright (Minnesota Orchestra), and Joseph Alessi (NY Philharmonic).