Selected Solo Performances

Villa-Lobos Institut - Rio de Janeiro, BONK New Music Festival, SCI National Conference; Miami, FL - SEAMUS National Conference; Birmingham, AL - Subtropics New Music Festival; Miami, FL - The Salvador Dali Museum; St. Petersburg, FL - University of South Florida; Tampa, FL - Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music; Cincinnati, Ohio - Baylor University; Waco, TX - University of Kansas; Lawrence, KS - St. Mary of the Woods College; Terre Haute, IN - University of Missouri-Columbia; Columbia, MS - Pedagoska akademija; Zagreb, Yugoslavia - Staatliche Hochschule für Musik; Freiburg, Germany


David's former trombone and jazz students include:

Jamie Williams - Second Trombonist, Dortmund Philharmonic

Chad Arnow - Bass Trombonist, Dayton Philharmonic

Brad Williams - former Second Trombonist, Buffalo Philharmonic

Joe Porter - former bassist with Maynard Ferguson

Marius Dicpetris - Glenn Miller Orchestra and freelancer in NYC

Jim Grubbs - Lexington Brass Band

Chuck Parrish - former lead player for Ray Charles, Woody Herman, Mel Torme

Alex van Duuren - orchestral trombonist in Florida and Michigan




David Manson is available for workshops in a variety of topics including:


Pro Tools as an Instrument

Music Technology... using new computer applications from a musician's viewpoint

Trombone Through the Ages... a look at the instrument and repertoire from a historical perspective

Making Your Way in Music... skills you need to survive in the business of music

The Real Bossa Nova... how the Brazilians created the most beautiful music on the planet

The Grant Game... how musicians can tap into grant resources

New Directions in Trombone... a look at innovative trombonists and composers

The Nonprofit Base... how directing a nonprofit corporation can provide security and opportunities for musicians

Tweaking Your Big Band... getting the best from your players