Small_nws_excemption3 Berlioz: Hungarian March from The Damnation of Faust

Orchestral Excerpts | Toby Oft, Trombone
Bt_movie_not_in_use Using articulation to convey musical expression and style 00h:00m:05s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Many trombonists rely too heavily on volume to create musical interest 00h:00m:23s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Articulation, as opposed to dynamics, can be used very effectively to demonstrate expression 00h:00m:38s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Demonstration of Hungarian March with a monochromatic articulation 00h:01m:07s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Demonstration of Hungarian March with buoyancy and clear articulation in all dynamic levels 00h:02m:46s

Toby Oft, Principal Trombonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, discusses his approach to preparing and performing Hector Berlioz's Hungarian March from The Damnation of Faust.

Hector Berlioz


Sheet Music


Toby Oft

Toby Oft was appointed principal trombone of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in September 2008. The son of music educators, he was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He started playing trombone with his father, Michael Oft, at the age of 6. Prior to coming to the BSO, Mr. Oft was Principal Trombone of the San Diego Symphony. He was also previously Principal Trombone of the Florida West Coast Symphony. Mr. Oft received a Bachelor of Music from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and a Master of Music from Northwestern University. His primary teachers include Warren Baker, Jeff Uusitalo, Peter Ellefson, Roger Rocco, Michael Mulcahy, Joseph Alessi, Scott Hartman and John Swallow.