Jan Kagarice is currently Adjunct
Professor of Trombone and Chamber Music at the
University of North Texas where she maintains a full
studio. She has also served as a visiting professor at
the University of Minnesota and at the Hochschule fur
Musik in Detmold, Germany. Additionally, Kagarice has
given recitals, master classes, and lectures at numerous
colleges and music festivals in the United States,
Austria, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland,
Germany, Italy and Poland.
Jan was a founding member and bass
trombonist of the internationally acclaimed PRISMA
trombone quartet and has performed with the Dallas
Symphony, the Fort Worth Symphony, the Chautauqua
Symphony and the Boston Philharmonic. She holds a
Bachelor of Music from New England Conservatory and a
Masters of Music from the University of North Texas. Her
principal teachers include John Swallow, John Kitzman,
John Marcellus and Arnold Jacobs.
Kagarice has a unique ability to help
players who are experiencing performance difficulties.
She attributes this to a combination of factors: her
Montessori teaching experience, her study with Arnold
Jacobs and her own struggle with neuromuscular disease.
Jan currently serves as the chair of the International
Trombone Associationís Committee on Focal Task Specific
Dystonia and is an artist/clinician for the Conn-Selmer