Date of Award
Doctor of Musical Arts
This document explores the life and work of trombonist Raymond Premru. Throughout Premru’s lifetime, he was not only an internationally renowned performer, but also a talented composer. Premru was a member of the Philharmonia Orchestra for thirty years and the groundbreaking Philip Jones Brass Ensemble for twenty-three years. Premru wrote and recorded music for the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, several big bands (including his own), and can be heard performing on sound tracks to popular movies including the James Bond series. Winner of the 1997 Cleveland Arts Prize in Music, Premru was also elected to the Artistic Board of the International Trombone Association in 1998. Composing not only for trombone and brass, Premru established his name in in the symphony orchestra community with commissions from the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras. Premru's teaching positions include the Eastman School of Music, the Guildhall School of Music in London, and Oberlin Conservatory.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Visconti, Matthew Joseph, "The Legacy of Raymond Premru: Performer, Teacher, Composer" (2015). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1128.