Trombonist . Educator . Composer . Arranger
Tucker Woerner is an Indianapolis-based trombonist and music educator. In addition to trombone Tucker has also studied sackbut, bass trumpet, tuba, and euphonium. He holds Master of Music in Trombone Performance from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Butler University. Tucker is currently the Low Brass Specialist at Paige’s Music in Indianapolis, IN. His principal trombone teachers have been M. Dee Stewart, Jared Rodin, Linda Pearse, and Carl Hungerford.
Mr. Woerner's private studies began in high school with Carl Hungerford. With Mr. Hungerford's advisement he was selected as a member of the Side-by-side program with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. After high school he attended Butler University where he studied with Jared Rodin, principal trombonist of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. In addition to these wonderful educators Woerner has also had the opportunity to study with many exceptional musicians including Dr. Matthew Pivec, Gary Walters, Jim Pugh, Curtis Fuller, and Pete Ellefson, and Carl Lenthe.
Tucker Woerner has performed extensively with the Clifford Ratliff Big Band, Swing Shift Indy, and the Indy All-Stars Big Band. In addition to his experience with big bands Woerner frequently performs with various jazz combos, chamber ensembles, orchestras, and choirs in the area. While studying at Butler University he also had the privilege of performing and recording with artists such as Christian McBride, Steve Allee, Bobby Sanabria, and Donny McCaslin. In addition to these ensembles, he has shared the stage with Melvin Rhyne, Rob Dixon, Kenny Phelps, Everette Greene, and Carl Hines. He has attended many summer programs, including the Skidmore Jazz Institute and the Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival.
At Indiana University Tucker performed as the bass trombonist with the IU Symphony Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Brent Wallarab Jazz Ensemble, and Pat Harbison Jazz Ensemble. Tucker also played lead trombone in the IU Latin Jazz Ensemble, and he played tenor and bass sackbut on many concerts for the IU Historical Performance Institute. At Butler University Tucker performed on bass and tenor trombone for the Butler Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble I.
As an educator, Tucker Woerner maintains a healthy studio of low brass students in the Indianapolis area. In addition to his private studio, Woerner was a Teaching Fellow for the Butler University Community Arts School, and he has served as a Teaching Assistant for the Butler Youth Jazz Program.