Interview with josh - jazz trombone performance major - 1st year masters student
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We're actually in a brass quintet, Um, together, so we'll ask you some questions, So introduce yourself. I'm a first year master's student in jazz Trombone from South Berwick, Maine. So when you were checking out schools for master's programs, what drew you to apply to Eastman and what made you choose it? Well, my teacher and undergrad introduced me to Mark Kellogg. Yet let me know about the Eastman Summer Trombone Institute. From there, I kept in touch with Mark, and it just seemed like a good fit. Uh, the student body here like friends. What's that like here? Another thing that drew me, Tio Eastman was the student body, and a lot of the other schools that I looked at were very competitive and, like, cut throat and cold here. Everyone is super competitive and is always working for the same stuff, But nobody's awful about it. There are a lot of people in a lot of music schools that are very cold to you. Yeah, there's very friendly and supportive. That's also what drew me here, too, because there's a fire for people to succeed and do really well in this field. It's not cutthroat, like the environment is very welcoming in collaborative. So what ensembles are you in? I'm in the jazz lab band and trombone choir. Yeah, and I'm in Thompson's three thirty Jazz Performance Workshop. Yeah, I love who just so what are the challenges you've come across that he's been so far? And what are the best things about you? No, I I feel like adjusting my workload has been the biggest challenge because in my undergrad I was at a liberal arts school, so I was taking all sorts of different classes. Here it's much more flexible in a lot of ways. Like I'm doing a lot more practicing than I wasin my undergrad. Because I'm not like in the library studying and writing paper. Yeah, it's a lot about your performance space, so I'm having to budget my time more playing wise that I was in my underground.