Biography

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Calvin Audis, Bill Watrous
Prescott Jazz Summit 2015

Calvin Audis is a bass trombonist, arranger, and teacher currently residing in Lubbock, TX. Originally from Northern Arizona, Mr. Audis studied trombone under Professor David Vining while pursuing both his Bachelor’s and Master’s at Northern Arizona University.

While attending Northern Arizona University, Mr. Audis was extremely active in the local music scene, holding positions in the Prescott POPS Orchestra, the Verde Valley Sinfonietta, and the Mike Vax All-Star Band. Alongside his permanent positions, Mr. Audis enjoyed a busy freelance schedule around Northern Arizona. He was fortunate enough to perform professionally in conjunction with Scott Whitfield, Marvin Stamm, Bill Watrous, Mike Vax, Rusty Higgins, Bob Mintzer, Andy Martin, Ryan Haines, Charles Berginc, Jack Peterson, Kim Richmond, Jeff Colella, Jennifer Leitham, Gary Anderson, Tony Vacca, Carl Saunders, Reggie Thomas, Gary Hobbs, Bill Tole, and others.

Mr. Audis served as the low brass instructor for Yavapai College, a position he held from Fall 2016 through Spring 2018. His duties included providing individual instruction on low brass instruments, assisting in recruitment efforts, and as an instructor in both advance theory and music appreciation.

Mr. Audis is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts at Texas Tech University, studying trombone under Professor James Decker.