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2020 Alessi Seminar

September 2 – 6, 2020

Fossano (CN) ITALY

The Alessi Seminar runs five full days with daily masterclasses, trombone choir, trombone sections and recitals.


Joseph Alessi, First Trombone New York Philharmonic for tenor trombones

Brandt Attema, Professor Hochschule für Musik/Karlsruhe for bass trombones


Two First Prizes of €500 each to be awarded: one to the winner for tenor trombone and one for bass trombone. For details Click Here.

All attendees (Participants and Auditors) should arrive in Fossano on Tuesday Sept. 1 and plan to depart on Monday Sept. 7

Student Participants (24)

12 Tenor trombones (6 Italians and 6 non-Italians)
12 Bass trombones without nationality limits


There is no limit to the number of Auditor participants. NO AUDITION REQUIRED. Each Auditor must fill out the Application Form and send a copy of payment for €200.00 by email to before Sept. 1, 2018

Here is a sample daily schedule for the Seminar:

8:30-9:00 Group Warm-up (led by Mr. Alessi and others)

9:00-1:00 Participant Masterclass

2:30-3:30 Piano Rehearsal

3:30-5:00 Participant Masterclass

5:00-7:00 Piano Rehearsal/Trombone Choir

Evening Concert/Trombone Sections


If selected as a Participant you will be required to attend the entire Seminar.

Student Participant €500,00

Student Auditor €200,00

Daily Student Auditor €50,00


For housing Click Here

Travel Arrangements

Check-in: September 1, 2020

Check-out: September 7, 2020


Click Here for Audition Requirements