College of Music

University of Colorado Boulder

William Stanley

Associate Professor of Trombone

William Stanley is Associate Professor of Trombone at the College of Music. Prior to his appointment at CU in 1985, he performed as a member of the Grammy winning (1999) Chestnut Brass Company, a brass quintet which tours nationally and internationally. Dr. Stanley performs performs in a wide variety of musical settings, including as a member of the Boulder Brass, the Colorado Brass Quintet, Colorado Ballet Orchestra (principal) and as substitute/extra with the Colorado Symphony. He has presented master classes and clinics for many organizations and schools including the International Trombone Association, Music Teachers National Association, and the Colorado Music Educator’s Association, and has hosted the 1998 International Trombone Festival at CU. Dr. Stanley has authored articles and reviews for the International Trombone Association Journal, is co-author of Teaching Brass: A Resource Manual (McGraw-Hill), and was a contributor to Solos for the Student Trombonist: An Annotated Bibliography (BIM 2004). His teaching experience includes positions at Temple, Eastern Illinois, and Millikin Universities. He holds the BME degree from the University of Kansas and MM and DMA degrees from the University of Illinois.


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