B.M. Texas Tech University
M.M. Texas Tech University
Advanced Solo Studies Diploma, Guildhall School of Music (London)
Don Lucas, internationally recognized soloist, performer, teacher and adjudicator, has appeared in Russia, United Kingdom, Brazil, South Korea, China, Japan, Costa Rica, Australia, Greece, Denmark, Austria, Canada and the USA. He has performed with The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, The Empire Brass Quintet, Santa Fe Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra, the American Classic Trombone Quartet (founder), the Minnesota Orchestra, the Rhode Island Philharmonic and the North Carolina Symphony.
Mr. Lucas has recorded with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the American Wind Symphony and produced two solo recordings: Hymns for Trombone and Cantabile. Solo and brass chamber music selections were recorded for North South Recordings and Warwick Music Publishers, U.K.
He has premiered/commissioned pieces from many composers including: Fisher Tull, Jacques Casterede, Derek Bourgeouis, Adam Gorb, David Maslanka, Franz Cibulka, Eddie Bass, Alun Hoddinott, Gary Belshaw, Bruce Stark and Daniel Schnyder.
Mr. Lucas’ students' accomplishments include: positions with orchestras, military bands, and universities, touring shows, music industry and competitions including: 1st Prizes in the Emory Remington ITA International Trombone Choir Competitions, the ITA Alberto Gagliardi International Solo Competition, the (USA) National Jazz Trombone Band Competition, National Solo Tenor Trombone and National Solo Bass Trombone Competitions. Finalists in ITA International Trombone Quartet Competitions, the ITA Frank Smith Award, the ITA International Alto Trombone Solo Competition and the ITA International Tenor Trombone Excerpts Competitions.
Mr. Lucas is an Associate Professor of Trombone at Boston University, Chair of the Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion Department, and an Adjunct Instructor of Trombone at Gordon College, Wenham, MA. He previously taught at Texas Tech University, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea (Guest Professor), Eastern New Mexico University and Sam Houston State University.
He was elected and served for 3 years as President of the International Trombone Association from 2008-2011 and is an Artist/Clinician for the S. E. Shires Instrument Company.