The JOLO Duo, performing at my Marian University Faculty Recital, Nov 2018
Marian University Marching Knights Low Brass at ISSMA State Finals (Nov 2018). Post performance in our locker room at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Conducting the CCM Trombone Choir at the American Trombone Workshop (March 2016).
Playing some bass trombone with the JoySwing Jazz Orchestra at the Jazz Kitchen (Aug 2018)
Waiting for my doctoral hooding/commencement ceremony to start with my teacher, Tim Anderson. (Aug 2017)
Penn State University Alumni Trombone Choir Tour of Cuba (May 2017). Pictures with Dr. Ben David Aronson in the Sala dolores, in Santiago Cuba.
Playing at the Summerstage in NYC Central Park (Aug 2016). A Symphonic celebration of the music of Jerry Garcia. Fantastic low brass section, featuring myself and 2 CCM Alumni: Derek Fenstermaker (Tuba, St. Louis Symphony), and Ben Clymer (Dillon Music)
Enjoying the beautiful Maine landscape during my second summer at the Pierre Monteux Festival (July 2016)
Trombonists from the Agora Brass never missing an opportunity to mix hard work and play. (May 2016) Pictured (L-R): Drew Wolgemuth, Wesley Thompson, Ryan Rongone, Louis Setzer, Bradley Snyder.
First time performing with the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra (PA). That was a great concert, opening with Michael Daughtery’s Flamingo: a piece for chamber orchestra that started and ended with a bass trombone feature. (May 2016)
Valyrian Brass performing Epic Expedition with the Sycamore Band at the Ohio Music Educator’s Association in downtown Cincinnati (Feb 2016).
Performing Frank Gulino’s Capriccio for Trombone and Wind Ensemble with the Indiana Wind Symphony (June 2018)
Quartet gig with Kyle Malesevich, Josh Omaits and a Sith Lord. (Aug 2017)
View from the top floor of the Gran Hotel in Santiago Cuba (May 2017)
Incredible concert of brass to support the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. This is the same church where “From the Back Row” was recorded. (Oct 2016)
Haydn Creation section (Jon Bintz, Tony Tang) backstage with former University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono! (Nov 2015)
Most of the CCM Brass in Chicago for the National Brass Ensemble Concert (Sep 2015)
Mozart Requiem at CCM - Alex Kruzel and Joe Murrell (Sep 2015)
Selfie with Maestro Jinbo after a great summer at the Pierre Monteux School (I regretted convincing everyone to grow terrible mustaches) - (July 2015)
Playing trombone quartets for Dr. Ian Gregory’s wedding - with Dr. Dan Kolan, Dr. Tim Hutchens, and the one and only, “sounds as smooth as” Butter on bass trombone (Aug 2014)
Some of the brass with conductor David Amado at the Atlantic Music Festival. (Aug 2014) L-R: Christopher Brown, David Amado, Matthew Benenson, Louis Setzer, Zach Van Pelt
The faces Christopher Brown and I make when we each have to play smaller horns for this concert (Beethoven’s Pastorale Symphony) - July 2014
Dr. Ian Gregory testing some horns at the Edwards Factory in Elkhorn WI (Mar 2014)
Coffee break at Night and Day Cafe (Mansfield PA) with my first trombone teacher, Stephen McEuen (Mar 2014)
CCM Village (University of Cincinnati) on a snowy night (Feb 2014)
Playing for Jiggs Whigham at the Cleveland Trombone Seminar (June 2014)
I learned so much playing with the Mansfield University Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Michael Galloway (Dec 2010)
Throwback to that one time I had a small speaking role in a movie, and my one credit on IMDB. (Nov 2012)
The Penn State University trombone studio participants at the inaugural Cleveland Trombone Seminar, with Professor Mark Lusk (June 2012)
The trombone TAs and Mark Lusk at the top of Mt. Nittany (May 2012). I learned so much from everyone in this photo. L-R Lou Setzer, Christopher Brown, Ben David Aronson, Mark Lusk
Mansfield and Penn State alumni Brandon Carbonari and myself at the Lion Shrine (Mar 2012)