Lecturer, Trombone
School of the Arts
Division of Music
Office: Brock Hall 204
Email: bsslocum@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-2851
Brandon Slocumb has been teaching and playing music professionally for 14 years in Alabama, Texas, and North Carolina. After completing a Bachelors Degree in Music Education at Samford University he moved to Texas to complete a Masters Degree at the University of North Texas. A desire to teach at the college level led Dr. Slocumb to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 2009. While at UNCG, he conducted extensive research in music performance anxiety and audition preparation, ultimately publishing a dissertation on the subject of anxiety and how it relates to brass performance. This study has lead to many opportunities teaching master-classes on brass fundamentals and audition preparation. Dr. Slocumb has a long track record of successful students, some of whom are now professional musicians. While in Birmingham, he has been on staff at Vestavia High School, Spain Park High School, Samford University, Birmingham-Southern College, and Alabama A&M University. As a trombonist, Dr. Slocumb has been very active in the southeast playing with several big bands and backing up performers such as The Temptations, Wayne Newton, The Irish Tenors, and Natalie Cole.