Alan Gemberling Bio


Alan Gemberling, trombone

Alan Gemberling is a Professor of Music at the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho in Moscow and is in his twenty-first year as professor of trombone. He was director of the University of Idaho Vandal Marching Band for 10 years and is currently Director of Bands. 

His conducting responsibilities include the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band IV and the Hampton Trombone Ensemble. He is also responsible for teacher preparation courses in conducting and various instrumental music education courses and has recently joined the staff of the International Jazz Collections to do research on various performance and educational projects. 

Mr. Gemberling is active throughout the Northwest and Canada as an adjudicator, clinician, performer and guest conductor in both classical and jazz styles. He performs regularly on trombone and string bass in groups that include the Idaho Brass Quintet, Spokane Symphony, Washington/Idaho Symphony, Lionel Hampton New York Big Band, Swing Era Jazz Quartet, Jazz Co-Op, and The Contenders (a classic rock ensemble). He has performed with the Dizzy Gillespie Tribute Big Band, Cab Calloway Orchestra, Gene Krupa Orchestra, Lou Rawls, Jon Hendricks, Bob Newhart, The Supremes, The Temptations, Dee Daniels, Jim Nabors, Bill Watrous and Al Grey.