OTJ Authors

Bjorn Swanson


Bjorn Swanson is a trombonist and educator based in Salt Lake City. He is currently studying instrumental performance at the University of Utah, where he serves as a teaching assistant for athletic bands. As a teaching assistant, he assists with the instruction of university pep bands and the 160 member 'Marching Utes' marching band. Before this position, Bjorn was a freelance performer and instrumental music teacher based in Iowa City, Iowa.

Bjorn received his Bachelor of Music in Performance and Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from the University of Iowa in 2020. His primary instructors are Dr. Jonathan Allen, Dr. Donn Schaefer, and Mark Davidson.

OTJ Reviews


Joy, Tears & Luck and An Bord!: A Review

By Bjorn Swanson • January 10, 2022
Finding chamber music suitable for developing trombonists can pose a difficult challenge. Fortunately, two recent publications from Musikverlag Uetz Music, a quartet by Ernst-Thilo Kalke and a trio arranged by Eric Kania, have made this search a little easier.