|Playing with a vocal quality||00h:00m:13s|
|Matching words to the trombone line||00h:00m:23s|
|Strong syllables and weak syllables||00h:00m:29s|
|Slurring through second phrase in dolce, cantabile style||00h:00m:49s|
|Demonstration of typical interpretation||00h:01m:16s|
|Playing what is written to highlight contrasts within the solo||00h:02m:35s|
|Demonstration of varied articulations and phrasing||00h:02m:52s|
|Working on advanced phrasing||00h:03m:50s|
|Avoiding repetition while practicing and playing||00h:03m:56s|
Toby Oft, Principal Trombone of the Boston Symphony, talks about the Tuba Mirum solo from Mozart's Requiem.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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.