NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Trombone Choir at Stephen F. Austin State University will perform along with smaller ensembles, including trombone quartets and an octet, on a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The choir is directed by Dr. Deb Scott, professor of trombone in the School of music, and Luke Vacca, adjunct professor. The program features “Suite for Trombones” by Michael Hennagin and “Zenith” by James C. Edwards. “Zenith” will be performed by the SFA Octet as the students prepare for an invited performance of the work at the International Trombone Festival on July 14 in Conway, Arkansas. Edwards composed “Zenith” in 1981, and it is dedicating it to Scott’s first trombone professor, Robert Deahl, who was a professor at Texas Tech University. Donations are being accepted to help defray the octet’s travel expenses to the festival.

The 20-member group will also perform the trombone choir standard, “Canzona for 8 Trombones” by Walter Hartley.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. To purchase tickets, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit For additional information, contact the SFA School of Music at (936) 468-4602.