Tim Higgins, principal trombone of the San Francisco Symphony was our guest artist in residence April 6th-7th. His visit was packed with individual lessons with studio members, a recital, and master class. Higgins performance during his recital was extraordinary. Many of the students that attended felt it was some of the most musical moments they have heard live. Professor Henniger stated the performance was, “sublime” and “incredibly gorgeous.” Many others commented on Tim Higgins beautiful tone quality and clarity and ease of articulation. For the audience this was a unforgettable recital. It made a significant impact and left many feeling inspired.
The master class was equally impressive as Higgins worked with two students, Otmar Borchard and Josh Thomas-Ulrik on orchestral excerpts. One of the best comments from Higgins while working with the students was “are you speaking in music or in english?” The class ended with a low brass section performance of Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis.