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Joe Alessi, George Curran, Jim Markey, Paul Pollard, Bill Thomas, Charlie Vernon and Ko Yamamoto solo with the CSU trombones.
Joe Alessi, George Curran, Jim Markey, Paul Pollard, Bill Thomas, Charlie Vernon and Ko Yamamoto solo with the CSU trombones.
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$3500 goal: "A Beautiful Noise"

The Columbus State University Trombone Ensemble is thrilled to partner with Kickstarter to bring you a new CD featuring some of the finest trombone soloists in the world.  This 6-semester recording project featuring guest soloists with the CSU Trombone Ensemble concluded with Joseph Alessi's contribution to the project in January of 2013.  With the recording phase now complete, we are in the final stages of mixing and mastering, and we are thrilled to announce that the CD will be released on Summit Records. But we need your help...

Soloists on the project include: Joseph Alessi, George Curran, James Markey, Denson Paul Pollard, Bill Thomas, Charlie Vernon and Ko-Ichiro Yamamoto.  The eight pieces recorded on this CD feature an incredible variety of compositions, including two pieces that were commissioned for this project, and four world-premier recordings.  The CD is nearly 74 minutes of some of the finest virtuosic solo playing from some of the world's leading trombone soloists, accompanied by the CSU students.  It is truly "A Beautiful Noise"!!!

A project of this magnitude is of course expensive, but it is incredibly rewarding for the students that were given the opportunity to work with many of their musical heroes in lessons, masterclasses, rehearsals, performances, and of course recording sessions here in Legacy Hall at Columbus State University.  We are partnering with Kickstarter to help raise the funds for the first printing of the CD through Summit Records.  Your support of these fine student musicians and the wonderful project that has finally come to fruition is deeply appreciated!  Please help us to get over this last hurdle and bring the CD to the public!

$5500 goal:

If we reach $5500 in pledges, we will be able to pay for the commission of a new composition for trombone octet by Anthony DiLorenzo, which the CSU Trombone Octet will premier at the International Trombone Festival in June of 2013.  The piece is not yet in its final form, but the students have read the first draft of it and are VERY excited to work on it this semester and to perform it this summer!  The piece will be sold by Art of Sound Music, and is a $40 value.  When the $3500 goal is reached, please don't let that stop you from taking advantage of this opportunity to support the project.

Risks and challenges

We haven't identified any risks at this late stage in the project, but our biggest challenge is motivating YOU to support this project so that we can cross the finish line! If we fall short of the $3500 goal in this campaign, we will get $0.00, and if we go over $3500 the proceeds will go to the DiLorenzo commission up to $5500. If we go over that, the rest of the money will go into the Schwob School of Music general fund which is used for scholarships, guest artists and other important enhancements to the students' musical education at CSU. This Kickstarter project is only active for 21 days, so please don't wait to show your support of this project at any level you can. Be sure to watch the video at the top, and please share this with your friends!

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    You will receive "Thank You" recognition with your name on the CSU Trombone Studio Website and FaceBook page, and the good feelings that come with knowing that you have supported some fine student musicians in an incredible project!

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    All rewards from the $30 level. PLUS... If the $5500 goal is reached, you will also receive a copy of the score and parts to the new trombone octet commission by Anthony DiLorenzo.

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    All rewards from the $50 level, plus a 4x6, 5x7 or 8x10-inch frame-ready print of the "Beautiful Noise" CD cover art, plus a 24-page photo book with pictures of the artists with the students from the recording sessions. PLUS... If the $5500 goal is reached, you will also receive a copy of the score and parts to the new trombone octet commission by Anthony DiLorenzo.

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    OK... This is the level for people who want to make a truly meaningful contribution to this project and want a copy of the CD, but don't necessarily need a second copy, a 24-page photo book, a print of the cover art, or a new trombone octet piece by Anthony Dilorenzo if we reach $5500 in funding. But, please let us know if you want any one of these a la carte and we will be happy to oblige! We will also include your name in the liner notes as a backer unless you tell us otherwise. Thanks for your support!

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    All rewards from the $75 level, plus an 8x10-inch or 16x20-inch frame-ready print of the cover art signed by all seven guest soloists on the project, plus a photo book with pictures of the artists with the students from the recording sessions signed by all seven of the soloists. PLUS... If the $5500 goal is reached, you will also receive a copy of the score and parts to the new trombone octet commission by Anthony DiLorenzo.

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    All rewards from the $150 level, plus a private lunch for up to 4 in your party with members of the CSU Trombone Octet. Must be in Columbus, GA or travel arrangements will need to be made in advance. PLUS... If the $5500 goal is reached, you will also receive a copy of the score and parts to the new trombone octet commission by Anthony DiLorenzo.

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    All rewards from the $250 level, plus a 30-minute command performance by the CSU Trombone Octet. The lunch and performance will be on the same day in Columbus, GA on June 23, 24 or 25, 2013. PLUS... If the $5500 goal is reached, you will also receive a copy of the score and parts to the new trombone octet commission by Anthony DiLorenzo.

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