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August 5-10, 2024
with 2024 Guest Artist: Amanda Stewart

The Santa Fe Trombone Summit is now the Southwest Trombone Conference!

For the past 5 years, the Santa Fe Trombone Summit has welcomed trombonists from around the world to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Now, we are excited to be moving the event from Santa Fe to Albuquerque to help us continue achieving our mission of providing the trombone community with a world-class trombone seminar located in the heart of the southwestern United States.

Moving to Albuquerque makes the Southwest Trombone Conference more convenient than ever to you. Located at the University of New Mexico, the former home of the Alessi Seminar, the conference is a mere 10 minute drive from the Albuquerque airport. UNM allows us to expand our offerings for all of our Participants by providing us with several large ensemble rehearsal spaces as well as plenty of practice rooms. It also allows us to welcome guest presenters, a large group of auditors, and exhibitors. Further, it provides us with the world-class acoustics of Keller Hall for all recitals and performances. We can't wait to see you there!

Introducing our 2024 Guest Artist:
Amanda Stewart
Associate Principal Trombonist of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Amanda Stewart, Female Trombonist

We are delighted to welcome Amanda Stewart, Associate Principal Trombonist of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, to the Southwest Trombone Conference as our 2024 Guest Artist. As an orchestral musician, Ms. Stewart has played with numerous orchestras.  She was Principal trombonist of the San Antonio Symphony for eight seasons, Assistant Principal trombonist of the Lyric Opera of San Antonio for four seasons, and Associate Principal trombonist of the New York Philharmonic for two seasons.  Ms. Stewart has also been a regular substitute and extra player with the Boston Symphony and has toured with them internationally. As an educator, Ms. Stewart currently teaches at Washington University in St. Louis. Ms. Stewart has also given masterclasses at many national universities and conservatories, including the New England Conservatory, Rice University, and The Juilliard School.  Ms. Stewart is an Edwards artist, performing on Edwards trombones and Griego Mouthpieces.  You can visit her personal website for more information at

STC Highlights
Jonathan Randazzo, Trombone

Solo Competition
NEW this year to STC! Winners will receive a free mouthpiece of their choice as a prize courtesy of our sponsor, Griego Mouthpieces

Christopher Bassett, Bass Trombone

Daily Masterclasses
Participants play for and learn from our Faculty and Guest Artists in 2 masterclasses each

Chris Buckholz, Trombone

Warmup Classes
Discover the Warm-ups and Daily Routines each of our Faculty and Guest Artists use to sound their best every day


Panel Discussions and Lectures
Casual conversations with the pros about essential career topics ranging from auditions, performance anxiety, improv, and how to be a great colleague.

How to Attend

Participant Class

Work closely and personally in our core program with STC Faculty in masterclasses, quartet and section coachings and sit-ins, attend guest lectures, and perform on the final concert in the SFTS Trombone Choir

Brian Wendel, Trombone

Honors Class

Play for our Guest Artist in their masterclass and chamber coaching on top of your experience as a Participant


Auditor Class

Attend STC as an Auditor and observe all masterclasses, lectures, panel discussions, recitals, and perform in the massed trombone choir on our final concert.

For Audition Materials, please click HERE

STC Sponsors
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