|Using articulation to convey musical expression and style||00h:00m:05s|
|Many trombonists rely too heavily on volume to create musical interest||00h:00m:23s|
|Articulation, as opposed to dynamics, can be used very effectively to demonstrate expression||00h:00m:38s|
|Demonstration of Hungarian March with a monochromatic articulation||00h:01m:07s|
|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.
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.