Associate Professor of Trombone/Euphonium
928-523-3786Building 37, Room 141
NAU Trombone Website
Vining is a dynamic teacher and performer who has delivered hundreds of
recitals and masterclasses nationwide to critical acclaim. Currently professor
of Trombone and Euphonium at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona,
Mr. Vining has also served on the faculties of the University of Kansas, the
University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and Temple University.
Mr. Vining is a certified
member of Andover Educators, a consortium of music educators dedicated to
preserving and enhancing the careers of musicians through accurate anatomical
information and somatic awareness as applied to music-making.
Through a unique
and powerful tool called Body Mapping, Professor Vining helps students in all
disciplines avoid injury and become better musicians.
solo CD, Arrows of Time, has received the following critical acclaim:
performance can leave little doubt of his eminent status as one of the nation’s
finest trombone soloists.” – International Trombone Association
“In a solo trombone
world seemingly dominated by such titans as Joe Alessi and Christian Lindberg,
it is refreshing to hear a new artist who combines compelling musical ideas
with effortless facility." – The Online Trombone Journal
exciting performance you gave Arrows of Time! I was delighted to receive your
CD and enjoyed every moment of it. Your crisp phrasing and wonderful jazz
feeling really caught the spirit of my piece beautifully." – Composer,
- Eastern Trombone Workshop with the U.S. Army
Band (Washington, DC)
- Lima Area Concert Band (Lima, OH)
- College Band Directors’ National Convention with
the University of Kansas Symphonic Band (Austin, TX)
- Oregon East Symphony (Pendleton, OR)
- Lawrence Symphony (Lawrence, KS)
- Lima Symphony Orchestra (Lima, OH)
Among the many
college campuses he has visited to play recitals and deliver masterclasses are:
- San Francisco Conservatory
- University of Florida
- Florida State University
- University of Missouri
- Central Michigan University
- Brigham Young
- University of Utah
- University of Southern Mississippi
- University of Iowa
- Bowling Green State University
- University of Arkansas
- University of Central Florida
- Furman University
- Western Carolina University
- Capitol University
- Stetson University
- University of South Carolina
Mr. Vining is a
popular clinician, presenting clinics and workshops throughout the country as
clinician for Conn-Selmer Musical Instruments. He has been asked to make presentations
at the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors’
National Conference, the International Trombone Festival, and the Missouri
Music Teachers’ Association Convention, among others.
Mr. Vining has
performed orchestrally with the Flagstaff Symphony, Cincinnati Opera Orchestra,
Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Kansas City
Symphony, Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, Kansas City Camerata, Fort Wayne (IN)
Philharmonic, Toledo (OH) Symphony, and Philadelphia Orchestra.
As trombonist with
the Chestnut Brass Company from 1985-1990, Mr. Vining toured the United Stated
and Europe performing recitals, master classes, and concerts with orchestras.
Mr. Vining may be heard with the Chestnut Brass Company on the Crystal, Musical
Heritage, and Newport Classics labels.
Mr. Vining holds
degrees from Bowling Green State University and Florida State University.
Author of the best-selling method book Daily Routines for Trombone, he is
currently working on What Every Trombonist Needs to Know About the Body. A
native of Cocoa, FL, Mr. Vining resides in Flagstaff, Arizona with his wife
Leslie, daughter Sarah, and son Benjamin.