About the Pittsburgh Trombone Project:
The Pittsburgh Trombone Project is now in its 9th year and quickly becoming recognized as one of America's leading chamber ensembles. This trombone quartet has performed its diverse repertoire to audiences of all ages and at various venues throughout the country. The members of the “Project” are four of the leading freelance trombonists in the Pittsburgh music scene: Kevin M. McManus, Bob Matchett, James Nova and Chris Carson. The group is committed to raising the profile of the trombone as a chamber music instrument by demonstrating its versatility as a classical, jazz and pop music instrument. Through writing its own arrangements and commissioning new works, the Pittsburgh Trombone Project has expanded the boundaries of the trombone quartet and widened its appeal to an ever increasing audience. The group has given recitals and masterclasses at Penn State University, Slippery Rock University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), West Virginia University, Westminster College and Seton Hill University. Twice a year, The Pittsburgh Trombone Project hosts "Trombone Sunday" at Memorial Park Presbyterian Church in Allison Park, PA. Always excited to promote music education, the PTP is active in delivering workshops and clinics to students of all ages and abilities from college music majors to elementary aged students. Members of the group have degrees in music and have attended some of the finest music schools in the United States. Members have also performed and recorded with some of the biggest entertainers and performers throughout the world.