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Boston Symphony Orchestra performs UNF music director's composition

Dr. Clarence Hines performing in the UNF Lazzara Performance HallA musical piece by Dr. Clarence Hines, University of North Florida School of Music director and alumnus, will be performed virtually by members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra as part of the Tangelwood Virtual Music Festival Series at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14. Tickets are available by visiting the website.

Hines created a special arrangement of Duke Ellington’s song, “Come Sunday” from the suite of music Ellington wrote in the 1940’s called “Black, Brown, and Beige” for a virtual concert with UNF School of Music faculty. In the musical piece, Hines performs trombone while James Jenkins, adjunct music professor, performs tuba; view their performance.

Hines is a trombonist, composer, arranger and educator with a diverse musical background. His primary areas of teaching and scholarship include jazz trombone performance, jazz arranging and composition. He maintains an active performing schedule and has performed throughout the Americas and Europe.

His compositions and arrangements are performed by professional and collegiate ensembles around the country. Recent works premiered at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, World Association of Bands and Ensembles Conference in Spain, and the Strings Music Festival in Colorado.

Prior to teaching at UNF, Hines coached combos and directed the Jazz Lab Band at the Eastman School of Music where he earned Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. Hines also served as a trombonist/paratrooper in the "All-American" band of the U.S. Army's famed 82nd Airborne Division and in the 79th Army Band in the Republic of Panamá prior to earning his Bachelor of Music from UNF. 

Each summer, Hines teaches trombone, coaches combos, and performs during the Jazz Sessions at the Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Door County, Wisconsin. He is an artist/clinician for Conn-Selmer and a recipient of UNF's Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award for 2012-2013.