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Roy Pickering

Roy Pickering

  • Professor Emeritus

Roy Pickering, low brass professor at the University of Central Florida since 1979. He received his Master of Music with Distinction from Indiana University where he was a teaching assistant to Dr. Thomas Beversdorf. From 1974-79, he was an Assistant Professor at Louisiana Tech University where one of his students won the NATIONAL Collegiate Artist brass auditions for the Music Teachers National Association in Chicago. He has held positions in the public school system of Florida and as a brass instructor at Lawrence University in Wisconsin. Mr. Pickering has been an active performer, bass trombonist of the Santa Fe Opera Association (1971 season) in New Mexico and with several orchestras in Louisiana and Florida. From 1982-90, he was bass trombonist on the Artist Faculty at the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina. At St. Luke’s Cathedral he has served as bass trombonist with Horns & Pipes, Orlando’s premier brass ensemble for the past 16 years. Students have been successful in major orchestras, graduate schools and others are performing and teaching. From 1994-96, his student winning the brass division at the Collegiate Artist Competition for the Florida State Music Teacher’s Association and at the National level of MTNA is now the principal tubist with the Seattle Symphony. During the summers of 1995-98 he was bass trombonist at the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria. Summer of 2001, he taught at Moulin d’Ande in France and performed with the UCF Wind Ensemble in the Czech Republic and Hungary. February 2002, he was guest soloist with the UCF Wind Ensemble at the CBDNA in Atlanta. He performs in major programs at the International Trombone Festivals and is responsible for starting the ITA Yaxley Bass Trombone Memorial Scholarship in 1981. It has become a major scholarship with 30 years of impressive winners! In August/2003, he performed at the International Trombone Festival held in Helsinki, Finland and also performed with the American Trombone Choir in the Glazunov Hall at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St. Petersburg, Russia. July/2006 Mr. Pickering was an adjudicator in England for the International Trombone Festival finals. Recent ITA performances include a live broadcast to over 140 countries with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in 2008 and the Festival at the University of Texas in 2010. In July/2012 Mr. Pickering plans to perform at the ITA Festival which will be held at the Conservatoire of Music in Paris, France.

The University of Central Florida awarded Mr. Pickering 3 “TIP” awards and in 1997 he received the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award from the College of Arts and Sciences.

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