William Stanley
Associate Professor of Trombone
Brass + percussion

Associate Professor of Trombone William Stanley performs in a wide variety of musical settings, including as a member of the Boulder Brass, the Colorado Brass Quintet, Colorado Ballet Orchestra (principal), Opera Colorado 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 hosted the 1998 International Trombone Festival at CU Boulder.

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). Other recent publications include Songs Without Words: Vocalises of Gabriel Faure (Mountain Peak Music), edited for tenor and bass trombone; and 32 Etudes by Sigmund Hering (Carl Fischer), edited for bass trombone.

Stanley’s teaching experience includes positions at Temple, Eastern Illinois and Millikin universities. He earned a bachelor’s in music education from the University of Kansas, and master’s and doctoral music degrees from the University of Illinois.

Audio excerpts

David, Ferdinand—Concertino: I. Allegro maestoso
David, Ferdinand—Concertino: II. Andante - Marcia Funebre
González, Louis Jorge—Beyond Departure (premiered March 2010): I. Threnody
González, Louis Jorge—Beyond Departure: II. Ghost Dance