Trombonist Natalie Mannix
Start: April 7, 2018 8 a.m.
End: April 7, 2018 9 p.m.
Location: Sursa Performance Hall
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Chris Van Hof

Join assistant professor of trombone Chris Van Hof with guest artist Natalie Mannix for a day and a half of learning and music making. Natalie Mannix is assistant professor of trombone at the University of North Texas, principal trombonist of the Delaware Symphony, and a former member of the United States Navy Band in Washington, DC.

The Festival will feature recitals, master classes, and mass trombone ensemble participation for all. 


  • 8:00-8:30 a.m. | Arrival and registration (Sursa Hall's Mueller Lobby)
  • 8:30-9:00 a.m. | Group Warmup (Sursa Hall)
  • 9:00-10:00 a.m. | Natalie Mannix master class (Sursa Hall)
  • 10:10-10:45 a.m | Mass Ensemble rehearsal (Sursa Hall)
  • 11:00 a.m.-noon | Natalie Mannix recital (Sursa Hall)
  • noon-1:00 p.m. | (lunch on your own)
  • 1:00-2:00 p.m. | Chris Van Hof master class for high school students (MIB 152)
  • 2:15-3:15 p.m. | Observe open rehearsal with Canadian Brass and Wind Ensemble (Sursa Hall)
  • 3:30-4:00 p.m. | Mass Ensemble sound check in Pruis Hall
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Closing concert featuring Ball State Cardinal Trombone Choir, Natalie Mannix, and Mass Ensemble (Pruis Hall)
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m. | (dinner on your own)
  • 7:30 p.m. | Canadian Brass Concert, with Cardinal Trombone Choir opening

*subject to change at any time

Learn more about the School of Music Feature Days, including the Trombone Festival.

Free and open to the public; however registration is required.