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John Allen Barnhill
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Trombone
 
e-mail:barn.owl@rice.edu
 
  • B. Music Music Performance, Trombone (1977) Eastman School of Music/University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
 
Primary Department
   Shepherd School of Music
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Shepherd School of Music
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    Allen Barnhill, Trombonist, membership in professional organizations
     

    Allen Barnhill is a lifetime member of the International Trombone Association, a member of TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) and a member of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 65-699 Houston, TX.


     

     
    Allen Barnhill, Teaching Experience
     

    Allen Barnhill has held the following Faculty Positions:


    1980-81     Instructor, St. Thomas University, Houston, TX


    1981-84     Artist Teacher of Trombone, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University


    1984-95     Affiliate Artist, University of Houston School of Music, Houston, TX


    1997-2000  Senior Lecturer, University of Texas School of Music, Austin, TX


    2007-2010  Lecturer, Sam Houston State University School of Music, Huntsville TX


    Allen Barnhill has also been an instructor at The Texas Music Festival in Houston, The Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan, The Grand Teton Orchestral Seminar in Wyoming and The East Carolina University Summer Music Camp in Greenville, NC.

     
     
    Teaching Areas
     Trombone Performance, Brass Orchestral Repertoire, Brass Chamber Music
     
    Creative Works
     Performances - Alban Berg, Wozzeck, 2 Houston Symphony performances
     The Houston Symphony performed Berg's Opera, Wozzeck, Houston Symphony, Conductor Hans Graf, Soprano Anne Schwanewilms, Baritone Roman Trekel ( I am Principal Trombone), Jones Hall, Houston, TX (March 1-2, 2013)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony Classical Season, 75 performances
     Houston Symphony performs Classical, Symphonic repertoire (I am Principal Trombone), Conductors include Hans Graf, Andres Orozco-Estrada, Christoph Koenig, Hannu Lintu, Gilbert Varga, Carlos Kalmar, Peter Oundjian, Lawrence Foster, Matthew Halls, Andrey Boreyko., Jones Hall and other venues, Houston, TX (Throughout 2013)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony Family and Educational concerts, 35 performances
     Houston Symphony - I am Principal Trombone, Houston Symphony Conducted by Robert Franz and others, Jones Hall and other venues, Houston, TX (Throughout 2013)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony Gala Opening Night
     Houston Symphony, Conductor Juanjo Mena, Soprano Renee Fleming (I am Principal Trombone), Jones Hall, Houston, TX (September 7, 2013)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony Pops and Outdoor concerts, 51 performances
     Performances of a popular nature (I am Principal Trombone), Houston Symphony Conducted by Michael Krejevsky, Robert Franz and others, Jones Hall, Miller Theater, Woodlands Pavilion, Houston, TX (Throughout 2013)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony World Premiere: La Triste Historia, 3 performances
     J. Trigo, Symphony no. 3, La Triste Historia, "ofrenda a los muertos", Houston Symphony, Carlos Prieto, conductor (I am principal trombone), Jones Hall, Houston, TX (November 1-3, 2013)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony with John Williams and Yo Yo Ma
     Houston Symphony performance of John Williams' music with Cellist Yo Yo Ma, Houston Symphony, Conductor John Williams, Cellist Yo Yo Ma (I am Principal Trombone), Jones Hall, Houston, TX (December 5, 2013)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony: Graf Farewell
     Performances of Mahler's 2nd Symphony, Houston Symphony, Conductor Hans Graf, various soloists (I am Principal Trombone), Jones Hall, Houston, TX (May 17, 18, 2013)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony Classical Season, 86 Performances
     Houston Symphony 2012 Classical Subscription Series and Specials throughout the year: 86 performances, I performed as Principal Trombone with the Houston Symphony, mostly Jones Hall, Houston, TX (2012)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony Educational and Family Concerts, 24 Performances
     24 performances by the Houston Symphony for young people and families, of an educational nature., I performed as Principal Trombone with the Houston Symphony, Jones Hall, and various venues in the Houston area, Houston, TX (2012)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony Performance in Carnegie Hall
     Houston Symphony performed in Carnegie Hall, works included Shostakovich Symphony no. 11 and Shostakovich Anti-Formalist Rayok, I performed as Principal Trombone, Houston Symphony, Hans Graf, Conductor, Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA (May 7, 2012)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony Performances in Moscow, Russia
     Houston Symphony gave two performances in Moscow. Repertoire included Bruckner Symphony no. 9, Shostakovich Symphony no. 11 and John Adams' Dr. Atomic Symphony, I performed as Principal Trombone with the Houston Symphony, Hans Graf, conducting, Column Hall in the House of Unions, City Center, near the Kremlin, Moscow, Russia (June 8 and 9, 2012)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony Pops and Outdoor Concerts, 48 Performances
     48 performances by the Houston Symphony of a popular nature, including Pops series, Outdoor Concerts and Summer Specials, I performed as Principal Trombone with the Houston Symphony, Jones Hall, Woodlands Pavilion, Miller Theater, Houston, TX (2012)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony performance with Andrea Bocelli
     Houston Symphony Performance with Tenor Andrea Bocelli, I performed as Principal Trombone with the Houston Symphony, Toyota Center, Houston, TX (November 28, 2012)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony Performance (also in annual report, My Documents)
     World Premiere of Pierre Jalbert's "Shades of Memory", Houston Symphony, Hans Graf, Music Director, Jones Hall, Houston, TX (September 16, 17, 18)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony performance (also in annual report, My Documents)
     Performance of Mahler's Fifth Symphony, Houston Symphony, Christoph Eschenbach Conductor, Jones Hall, Houston, TX (December 6)
     
     Performances - Principal Trombone Houston Symphony, 175 performances in 2011, see annual report in My Documents
     summary of Symphony activities, Houston Symphony, Music Director Hans Graf and various guest artists, Jones Hall, Woodlands Pavilion, Miller Theater and various other venues, Houston, TX (throughout year 2011)
     
     Performances - Solo Recital Appearance
     Recital featuring Houston Symphony Brass Principals, Houston symphony Brass Principals, Scott Holshouser, Piano, Home of Scott Cutler, The Woodlands, TX (September 23)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony All over the UK on tour
     Eight performances in large cities of England and Scotland, featuring music of John Adams, Samuel Barber, Igor Stravinsky and Gustav Holst with a special presentation of THE PLANETS: AN HD ODYSSEY , Houston Symphony, Allen Barnhill, Principal Trombone, Various Concert Halls, England and Scotland (October 5-17, 2010)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony At Carnegie Hall
     Performance of SCHERZO FANTASTIQUE by Stravinsky, TIMBRES, ESPACE, MOUVEMENT by Henri Dutilleux and THE PLANETS by Gustav Holst, Houston Symphony, Allen Barnhill, Principal Trombone, Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (January 28, 2010)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony Classical Season
     Performances of Gloria by Francis Poulenc and Fanfare by Harbison, Houston Symphony, Allen Barnhill, Principal Trombone, Jones Hall, Houston, TX (May 13, 15, 16)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony Classical Season
     Performances of REQUIEM by Wolfgang A. Mozart, Houston Symphony, Allen Barnhill, Principal Trombone, Jones Hall, Houston, TX (March 5, 6, 7, 2010)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony Classical Season
     Performances of FANFARE by Sallinen and Piano Concerto no. 1 by Franz Liszt, Houston Symphony, Allen Barnhill, Principal Trombone, Jones Hall, Houston, TX (October 28, 29, 30, 31, 2010)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony Classical Season
     Performances of SYMPHONY FANTASTIQUE by Hector Berlioz, Houston Symphony, Allen Barnhill, Principal Trombone, Jones Hall, Houston, TX (April 22, 24, 25, 2010)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony Classical Season
     Performances of Symphony in D minor by Caesar Franck, Houston Symphony, Allen Barnhill, Principal Trombone, Jones Hall, Houston, TX (April 16, 17, 18, 2010)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony Classical Season
     Performances of Piano Concerto by Edvard Grieg and PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION by Mussorgsky (Orchestrated by Ravel) , Houston Symphony, Allen Barnhill, Principal Trombone, Jones Hall , Houston, TX (November 26, 27, 28, 2010)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony Classical Season
     Performances of THE MIRACULOUS MANDARIN by Bela Bartok, POEME for Violin and Orchestra by Chausson and Symphony no. 3 by Johannes Brahms, Houston Symphony, Allen Barnhill, Principal Trombone, Jones Hall, Houston, TX (November 18, 20, 21, 2010)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony Classical Season
     Performances of Symphony no. 9 in C major by Franz Schubert, Houston Symphony, Allen Barnhil,l Principal Trombone, Jones Hall, Houston, TX (October 1, 2, 3, 2010)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony Classical Season
     Performances of FROLIC by Ned Rorem and Symphony no. 6 by L. von Beethoven, Houston Symphony, Allen Barnhill, Principal Trombone, Jones Hall, Houston, TX (February 19, 20, 21, 2010)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony Classical Season
     Performances of ROMEO AND JULIET Fantasy Overture by Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto by Samuel Barber and Symphony no. 5 by D. Shostakovich, Houston Symphony, Allen Barnhill, Principal Trombone, Jones Hall, Houston, TX (April 8, 10, 11, 2010)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony Classical Season
     Performance of Samuel Barber Symphony no. 1 and Gustav Mahler Symphony no. 1 , Houston Symphony, Allen Barnhill, Principal Trombone, Jones Hall, Houston, TX (January 7, 9, 10, 2010)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony Classical Season
     Performances of Piano Concerto no. 3 by Sergei Rachmaninoff and LA SACRE DU PRINTEMPS BY Igor Stravinsky, Houston Symphony, Allen Barnhill, Principal Trombone, Jones Hall, Houston, TX (May 21, 22, 23, 2010)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony Classical Season
     Performances of Symphony no. 2 by Jean Sibelius, Houston Symphony, Allen Barnhill, Principal Trombone, Jones Hall, Houston, TX (March 18, 20, 21, 2010)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony Classical Season
     Performances of THE PLANETS by Gustav Holst, TIMBRES, ESPACE, MOUVEMENT by Henri Dutilleux and SCHERZO FANTASTIQUE by Igor Stravinsky, Houston Symphony, Allen Barnhill, Principal Trombone, Jones Hall, Houston, TX (January 21, 23, 24, 2010)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony Classical Season
     Performances of DOCTOR ATOMIC Symphony by John Adams and THE RING WITHOUT WORDS by Richard Wagner (arranged by Lorin Maazel), Houston Symphony, Allen Barnhill, Principal Trombone, Jones Hall, Houston, TX (September 24, 25, 26, 2010)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony Classical Season
     Performances of DAS LIED VON DER ERDE by Gustav Mahler, Houston Symphony, Allen Barnhill, Principal Trombone, Jones Hall, Houston, TX (January 15, 16, 17, 2010)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony Classical Season
     Performances of SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE by Stravinsky, Symphony no. 1 by Shostakovich and Piano Concerto no. 1 by Tchaikovsky, Houston Symphony, Allen Barnhill, Principal Trombone, Jones Hall, Houston, TX (September 16, 18, 19, 2010)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony Tour to Florida
     Two performances, one in West Palm Beach and one in Fort Lauderdale, Houston Symphony, Allen Barnhill, Principal Trombone, Kravis Hall, Broward Center, Florida (January 30, 31, 2010)
     
     Performances - Houston Symphony: Kaddish "I Am Here"
     World Premiere by Lawrence Siegel, based on writings and stories from victims from the Holocaust., Houston Symphony, Allen Barnhill, Principal Trombone, Jones Hall, Houston, TX (November 23, 2010)
     
     Performances - Summary: Houston Symphony Education and Outreach Concerts
     50 performances during 2010, including Sounds Like Fun, Explorer, Detectives, Ima Hogg, Family Concerts, Houston Symphony, Allen Barnhill, Principal Trombone, Jones Hall and various others, Houston, TX (2010)
     
     Performances - Summary: Houston Symphony Pops Series
     Ten Weekends/30 performances of popular repertoire in 2010, Houston Symphony, Allen Barnhill, Principal Trombone, Jones Hall, Houston, TX (throughout 2010)
     
     Performances - Summary: Houston Symphony Special Events
     Twelve Performances varying in nature, such as Frankie Valle, the Beach Boys, Music of Queen, Michael Bolton, Chronicle Dollar Concert, Opening Night Gala, Andrea Bocelli and The Planets by Holst., Houston Symphony, Allen Barnhill, Principal Trombone, Jones Hall and various others, Houston, TX (2010)
     
     Performances - Summary: Houston Symphony Summer Concerts
     Fifteen Performances at Miller Outdoor Theater and The Woodlands Pavilion. Wide range of repertoire., Houston Symphony, Allen Barnhill, Principal Trombone, Miller Theater / Woodlands Pavilion, Houston, The Woodlands, TX (Summer, 2010)
     
     Performances - Texas University Trombone Teachers Ensemble at TMEA 2010
     Trombone Ensemble made up of Trombone Teachers from Texas, performing at Texas Music Educators Association Annual Convention in San Antonio, TUTTE Texas University Trombone Teachers Ensemble, including Allen Barnhill, Trombonist, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX (February 12, 2010)
     
     Performances - University Faculty Brass Quintet, Sam Houston State University
     Five performances of Brass Chamber Music for High School and Jr. High Students in Katy, TX., Sam Houston State University Faculty Brass Quintet, Allen Barnhlll Trombone, Various Schools, Katy, TX (May 17, 2010)
     
    Residencies & Summer Festivals
     Summer Festival
     CREDO Chamber Music Festival, Teacher and Conductor. I Taught Trombone, Brass Orchestral Repertoire, Chamber Music at Credo Festival, Peter Slowik, Director, Oberlin College in Oberlin OH and Severance Hall in Cleveland, OH. (July 15-21, 2012)
    I conducted the Festival Brass Ensemble in rehearsals and performance of Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man at Severance Hall in Cleveland.

     Texas Music Festival. Taught Trombone at UH Texas Music Festival, Houston, TX. (June, 2013)
     Texas Music Festival, Trombone Teacher. Taught Trombone at Texas Music Festival, University of Houston, Houston TX. (June, 2012)
     Texas Music Festival, Trombone Teacher. Taught trombone lessons to festival participants, students from Julliard, Northwestern University and the Shepherd School, UH Moores School of Music, Houston TX. (June 2011)
     Texas Music Festival, Trombone Teacher. Taught Trombone performance to festival participants, Moores School of Music, The University of Houston, Houston, TX. (June, 2010)
    Juries
     Master Class
     Fort Bend Symphony Brass Section . Conducted the Fort Bend Symphony Brass Section in a rehearsal of "El Sombrero de tres Picos" by Manuel de Falla , Stafford TX. (April 20, 2010)
    Worked with the musicians to help them prepare for an upcoming performance.

     Houston Symphony Low Brass Performance Demonstration. Performed Orchestral Excerpts with Houston Symphony Low Brass Section at the International Trombone Festival, The University of Texas, Austin, TX. (July 7, 2010)
    Performed for an audience made up of students, teachers and professionals from all over the world who were attending the festival.