Ashland University Sophomore to Present Concert

Ashland University Sophomore to Present Concert

11/15/18 ASHLAND, Ohio – Sophomore music and computer science dual major Eric Watts of Ontario, Ohio, will present a concert of his original compositions titled “Paperclips: An evening of music for trombones” on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Watts composed several pieces for a trombone quartet over this past summer and then received further guidance from Dr. Stefan Swanson, visiting assistant professor of Music, who has composed more than 100 film and concert scores. 

Watt’s program for Saturday's concert will be selected from his following pieces:

  • Chaconne from First Suite in Eb
  • I Love You but Don't Like You
  • If Only it Wasn't for my Crooked Peg Leg 
  • Trombone Quartet 5
  • Having Anxiety Gives Me Anxiety
  • Equal

Trombonists participating in the concert are current AU students and alumni including the composer, Matthew MacDonald, Kyle Ackert and Jaylynn Buchmelter.  

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2018, is a mid-sized, comprehensive private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Religiously affiliated with the Brethren Church, Ashland University ( deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###