West Virginia University music alumnus Matt Lennox, a trombonist who has played professionally in classical, jazz and rock settings for years, will be visiting artist in the School of Music on Sunday, Sept. 29, where he will present a recital and a master class.

Both events are free and open to the public.

The recital will begin at 8:15 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A) and will last approximately one hour. It will include both classical and jazz selections. The master class following the recital will consist of Lennex working with WVU trombone students in a music workshop setting.

Born and raised in Wheeling, W.Va., Lennex is a 2000 graduate of the College of Creative Arts with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education. He received his master’s degree from the University of North Texas and is currently studying for a doctorate at Arizona State.

At WVU, he studied trombone with Keith Jackson, jazz with Paul Scea, and conducting with Lawrence Christianson and Kathleen Shannon. Previously, he studied trombone with Robert Hamrick of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

An extremely versatile musician, Matt plays alto, tenor and bass trombones, along with euphonium and tuba and has played professionally in classical, jazz and rock settings. Equally versatile as a teacher, he has taught students of all ages, from beginners to senior college music majors. He has been on the faculty of the North Carolina Governor’s School, a summer program for academically gifted high school students, since 2001.

For more information on the recital and master class, contact the College of Creative Arts at 304-293-4359.



CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts
304-293-4359, Charlene.Lattea@mail.wvu.edu

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