About the Site:

The idea for this site came about during my undergraduate studies at the University of Kentucky in early 2001. In the fall of 2008, the Graduate and Professional Student Association at Arizona State University selected this project as one of its Research Grant Competition winners, awarding a generous grant to fund this project in part as terminal doctoral research.

About the Author:

Dr. Seth T. Vatt has travelled the United States extensively, and is currently a freelance bass trombonist and music educator in Dallas, TX. He has served on the performance faculty at Arizona State University with Ralph Sauer and Sam Pilafian, and has performed with the Phoenix Symphony and Scottsdale Arts Orchestra. While living in Phoenix he was also on faculty teaching music humanities at Phoenix College and within the Maricopa Community College System. In 2010 he earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in Trombone Performance while serving as a graduate teaching assistant to Ralph Sauer at Arizona State University. He also holds a Master of Music in Trombone Performance degree from ASU and a Bachelors of Music in Music Education from the University of Kentucky. There he was a founding member of the Momus Trombone Quartet, receiving a prestigious research and creativity grant to fund their first CD, "The Lexingport Project" and to compete as a finalist in the 2002 ITF Trombone Quartet Competition. Other performance credits include the DiMartino/Osland Jazz Orchestra, Kentucky Jazz Repertory Orchestra, Mesa Symphony, Tucson Symphony, New England Brass Band, Arizona Musicfest, Phoenix Theater, Texas Music Festival, and Victory Brass Quintet. Seth also maintains an active low brass studio with students ranging from 4th grade to college level. An active arranger, his music can be found published with Kagarice Brass Editions and Momus Music Editions. His teachers include Ralph Sauer, Dale Warren, Scott Hartman, and Gail Eugene Wilson.