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International recognition for Mildred Kemp, pioneering trombonist and IU Southeast adjunct instructor17th July 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—In the mid-1950s, Mildred Kemp discovered the trombone at Eastern High School in Louisville, Ky. Within a decade, the Prospect native was playing the instrument in the American Symphony Orchestra in New York City under famed conductor Leopold Stokowski, moonlighting in other orchestras and on Broadway, and giving lessons at …

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