WCU School of Music hosts trombonist Jim Decker for recital, masterclass

Western Carolina University’s Trombone and Euphonium Studio will be hosting trombonist Jim Decker on Thursday, March 17, and Friday, March 18.

Decker will be performing a recital on March 17 at 5:30 p.m., and on March 18 he will be teaching a masterclass starting at 12:20 p.m. Both events will be in the recital hall of Coulter Building on the WCU campus and are free and open to the public.

Jim Decker, assistant professor of trombone at Texas Tech University

Jim Decker, assistant professor of trombone at Texas Tech University

Currently assistant professor of trombone at Texas Tech University, Decker is noted as one of the most versatile trombonists in the world today. The Julliard graduate has studied with some of music’s greatest, including Joseph Alessi, Steven Norrell and Vincent Panzerella. Over the years, Decker has performed with many respected artists such as Michael McDonald, Ray Charles, Lou Rawls and Al Jarreau. The recital and workshop will showcase his expertise in the jazz, commercial and orchestral musical forms.

Decker, an active recitalist and clinician, has performed and taught at many universities throughout U.S. He also is principal trombonist of the Britt Festival Orchestra, trombonist with the Texas Tech University Faculty Brass Quintet, principal trombonist with the Lubbock Symphony, and music director of the Texas Tech Trombone Choir.

For more information, contact the School of Music at 828-227-7242.