Dr. David Mathie joined the faculty of the Department of Music at Boise State University in 1992. He has a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Ithaca College, a Master of Music in Trombone Performance from The Julliard School of Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Trombone Performance and Music Education from the University of Georgia. His doctoral dissertation explored the twentieth-century performance practices and pedagogy of the alto trombone. As a performer, Dr. Mathie was the principal trombonist in the Juilliard Symphony, and played with the Metropolitan Opera orchestra, the Stamford Symphony, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Connecticut Symphony, and the Hartford Symphony. He is now the second trombonist in the Boise Philharmonic and trombonist with the Boise State University Faculty Brass Quintet. Dr. Mathie has published in the International Trombone Association Journal, the International Horn Society Journal, the Kansas Music Review, the Idaho Music Notes, and the Instrumentalist, and has presented research papers and performed at many International Trombone Association conferences. He has served on the Research Committee of the International Trombone Association and review board for the On-Line Trombone Journal. Dr. Mathie started editing musical arrangements for trombone after finding that existing works had been edited beyond the composer’s intent, with excessive embellishments such as staccatos, accents and slurring. Studying the original compositions, he tries to recover some of the purity of intent and execution in the music. His arrangements have been performed by collegiate groups and professional ensembles, including Juilliard’s trombone choir and the Los Angeles Philharmonic brass section, as well as groups in Berlin and Vienna.
Arrangements and Transcriptions
Beethoven, Lugwig, van – Drei Equali for Four Trombones in the Original & Transposed ersions, Cherry Classics, Vancouver BC (2011)
Equali were works written for equal, or similar, instruments; in the eighteenth century they were...
Brahms - Songs for Trombones, for Four-part Trombone Quartet/Choir, Alessi Publications, New York (2010)
From the publisher [www.alessipublications.com]: Trombone Quartet. A Fantastic arrangement by David Mathie. 7 Brahms songs.
Debussy & Dukas - Two Orchestral Fanfares, for Eight-part Trombone Choir, Published by Alessi Publications, New York (2009)
From the publisher [www.alessipublications.com]: Two amazing fanfares by Debussy and Dukas arranged by David Mathie....
Where Are the Euphoniums?, Idaho Music Notes (1995)
Improving the Sound of Your Trombone Players, Idaho Music Notes (1994)
A 20th-Century Alternative for the Alto Trombonist: Paul Hindemith's Sonata for Alto Horn, International Trombone Association Journal (1992)
As more trombonists use the alto trombone on recitals, finding music from various historical periods...
An Important Alternative in Horn Chamber Music: Heitor Villa-Lobos's Choros No. 4, The Horn Call - Journal of the International Horn Society (1991)
Heitor Villa-Lobos' "Choros No. 4" is examined, while the Eschig edition's errors are explained.
Teaching Legato to Young Trombonists, The Instrumentalist (1985)
Teaching legato technique to young trombonists is often a difficult and confusing task for band...
Clinic/Performance (with the BSU Trombone Choir): Improving Your Trombone Section, IMEA State Convention (2002)
BSU Trombone Choir one of two ensembles selected by audition from BSU to perform at...