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Alan Gemberling, M.M.

Alan Gemberling

Professor of Trombone and Director of Wind Ensemble and Jazz Bands


313 Music



Mailing Address

Lionel Hampton School of Music
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4015

Alan Gemberling joined the faculty in 1986. His teaching duties include the trombone studio, wind ensemble, jazz bands and conducting.

  • M.Mus., University of Idaho, 1988
  • B.Mus., Music Education, Montana State University, 1978

Alan Gemberling is a professor of music at the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho in Moscow and teaches 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.

Gemberling is active throughout the Northwest and Canada as an adjudicator, clinician, performer and guest conductor in 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.

  • Conducting
  • Jazz
  • Marching Band

Lionel Hampton School of Music

Physical Address:
Corner of Blake & W. Sweet Ave.

Mailing Address:
Lionel Hampton School of Music
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4015

Phone: 208-885-6231

Fax: 208-885-7254


Web: Lionel Hampton School of Music