Matthew Russo, trombonist & educator

Instructor of Trombone, University of Connecticut

Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • relaunch, new columns and features

    Welcome to the relaunch of my personal website! I’ve spent a bit of time re-tooling the look and feel of the site. Nerds everywhere will rejoice to know that it’s completely mobile-responsive, so you can view it on your iPhone, iPad, Android, PC or whatever and it’ll look great on all devices. Those who don’t…

  • New Sounds

    New Sounds have been uploaded to the sounds page. Two clips have been uploaded, the second movement of the Castérède Sonatine for Trombone, and Sure on this Shining Night from Samuel Barber’s Four Songs Op. 13, in this recording for alto trombone and piano. Check back soon for new sounds.

  • colin mcenroe show – brass instruments and the people who blow into them

    On March 28, 2013 I will be on the Colin McEnroe show on WNPR at 1:00pm on their program about brass musicians. The program is entitled Brass Instruments and the people who blow into them. You can stream the program live on or catch it later on the Colin McEnroe Podcast or on

  • on american soil streaming link featuring premiere of feedback loop death

    Below is the link for tonight’s recital and a note about the program. 

  • premiere of stephen feigenbaum’s feedback loop death tonight, march 10

    This Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 8:00pm in The Hartt School’s Berkman Recital Hall, I will premiere Stephen Feigenbaum’s new piece for Trombone and Piano, Feedback Loop Death. I’m very excited to give this premiere, especially since we had to delay the performance because of the blizzard last month. The entire recital will feature works…

  • year in review – 2012

    Hopefully many of you were able to celebrate the end of 2012 and the beginning of a fresh New Year. Thank you all who have followed my throughout my interesting 2012. The year was good to me and there were many things to be thankful for, including a successful recital in March, and a performance…

  • I was like WOW Live Stream

    I have a recital coming up on October 21 at 5pm at The Hartt School. Check back at 5pm tomorrow to tune in through the streaming link here.

  • program notes for sure on this shining night

    Below are the program notes for tonight’s recital. sure on this shining night program notes and vocal texts and translations

  • sure on this shining night | a recital by matthew russo

    March 31, 2012 at 8pm in Yale University’s Sprague Hall My final recital at Yale includes music that I’ve always wanted to perform or that has interested me throughout my career. Assisted again by the lovely Melody Quah and joined once more by the Yale Trombone Quartet, I hope that we can relax for an hour…

  • international trombone association | alto trombone competition

    I’m pleased to announce that I have been selected as a finalist in the International Trombone Association Alto Trombone Competition. The finals will take place July 4-7 at the Paris Conservatory in Paris, France. The Final Round audition material will be Leopold Mozart’s Concerto.

Got any book recommendations?