The Second Annual Summit: 


July 28-31, 2020


What's coming to the Summit in 2020?

Our first Guest Artist!

Gerry Pagano

Gerry Pagano

2020 Guest Artist

Originally from Athens, Georgia, Gerry Pagano studied music education at the University of Georgia, before joining Atlanta-based entertainer Cody Marshall. He traveled extensively during this time to such places as Alaska, Puerto Rico, and Saudi Arabia, playing dance/show music. The next four years were spent free lancing in Phoenix, Arizona and gaining more experience, playing shows like Annie, Chorus Line, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Liberace. While in Arizona, he started auditioning for orchestras, and determined more study was needed. His next three years were spent studying in New York at Juilliard. While there, he had the opportunity to perform with the Met Opera, sub with the New York Philharmonic and other regional orchestras. In 1987, he won his first job in the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. Gerry played eight seasons there, until winning the Saint Louis Symphony Bass Trombone position in 1995. He is a founding member of the Saint Louis Low Brass Collective and the Trombones of the Saint Louis Symphony, as well as a frequent clinician and recitalist around the country.

Join us ONLINE for a FREE and unique experience!

This year, since we aren’t all able to meet in person in gorgeous Santa Fe, NM, we’re bringing the Summit to you ALL at home completely for FREE. Co-founded and directed by the Trombones of the Santa Fe Opera, we will be bringing you several mini-masterclass videos from each of our 4 Faculty members. Uploading to YouTube on July 28th, you will be able to access these all completely for FREE! You will also have a chance to join us on Zoom on July 29th, for a LIVE interview with Bass Trombonist of the St. Louis Symphony and Edwards Artist, Gerry Pagano! Also on Zoom, join us on July 30th as we host a panel discussion about Auditions and on July 31st for an open Q&A with all 4 of our Faculty. And be sure to join us in Santa Fe in 2021 as we add to the Summit some wonderfully unique ways to take in New Mexico all while Elevating Your Chops.

COVID-19 Updates

May 12, 2020:

Dear Friends,

We hope you are staying safe and in good health during these times.

Due to the cancellation of the Santa Fe Opera season, we have made the determination to cancel our in-person Summit this year, in the interest of everyone’s health and safety.

In light of this sad news, we are pleased to announce that we are currently planning for an exciting and unique online version of our Summit! This will take place during our scheduled event dates July 28-31, 2020 and remain online here on our website as a resource to all, for FREE, to access.

Please keep watch on our social media pages as well as our website for updates about what’s in store for everyone from us at the Santa Fe Trombone Summit. We look forward to seeing you all online soon!

With warm regards,

The SFTS Faculty