Here are some organizations and online resources that I support and encourage you to check out!
Trombone Compositions by Women Composers
The Chromatic Brass Collective
The Chromatic Brass Collective, founded by Black women, is an organization for brass musicians that celebrates, performs, mentors, and educates in an effort to increase the representation of Black, Latina, Asian, and Indigenous women and non-gender conforming people throughout the brass world. I am proud to serve on the Advisory Board for this organization. Learn more HERE.
Rising Tide Music Press
Rising Tide Music Press is a publishing organization that supports BBIA (Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Asian) composers by publishing, promoting, and supporting the composers and selling their works so that the composer gets the full amount they ask for. Learn more HERE.
This is a classic resource that likely every trombonist knows about. But, if you're just starting out or haven't heard of it yet, I highly recommend tromboneexcerpts.org by Seth Vatt. It's an incredible resource of excerpts and recordings and indispensable for any trombonist considering a performance or teaching career. Visit the site HERE.
Fanfare for the Unheard
Fanfare for the Unheard is a masterclass series presented by clinician and trumpeter Ashley Killam. Ashley is an excellent resource and expert in finding diverse music from talented composers. Her series, Fanfare for the Unheard is a lecture showcasing music from talented, underrepresented composers. Learn more HERE.
If you know me, you know that I do a lot of graphic design. I cannot say enough about the programs that I use, I love them and highly recommend them to anyone! They are the Affinity Suite: Designer, Publisher, and Photo. They're similar to the Adobe Suite (which I also like and have used) but it is only a one-time purchase and the apps integrate in a unique way. If you want to learn more, I train people on these all the time and am happy to chat about them! Affinity's website HERE.
This is a bit of a niche resource, but if you've ever tried to upload a video to Facebook and couldn't get the thumbnail to load, this is how you fix it! (Also it's likely if it hasn't shown up that you have the video set to private or unlisted, even if you made it public after copying the link, it won't show a thumbnail until you refresh it with this resource or give it time.) Sharing Debugger tool HERE.