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Trombone Studio

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Trombone at CWU

Welcome to the CWU Trombone Studio page and thank you for your interest!  Please peruse the site at your leisure to learn more about the studio, student life, and the application/admissions procedures. 

The trombone studio ranges in size from 18-24 music majors, and is one of the largest and strongest programs in the entire Pacific Northwest Region.  The Trombone area includes the CWU Trombone Choir, various trombone chamber ensembles, a jazz trombone ensemble, and the Trombone Club, a student group designed to support guest artists, trips, and group building activities for those students involved in our program.  

The CWU trombone course of study provides a supportive yet competitive environment in which students can develop as artists and future educators.  Traditional participation in wind ensembles and bands, orchestra, jazz ensembles and combos, as well as, brass quintets and choirs, affords the student numerous opportunities to become comfortable developing the craft of musical expression.

CWU Trombone choir

A relaxed and fluid technique is considered a necessary preliminary to expressive musicianship: students are expected to maintain a rigorous practice ethic, working to develop technical mastery of their instrument.  They are guided in the search to find their musical voice and career through the careful instruction and dedicated nurturing of a community of full-time instructors who live on campus, and whose primary objective is their success.

CWU trombone students are frequently winning awards and receiving recognition at various auditions, music festivals, and professional engagements.  Please visit our Student Accomplishments page to learn more.


I believe that my greatest strength as a teacher lies in my ability to effectively diagnose and correct problems.  A dedicated, open and supportive personal disposition allows the student to feel comfortable sharing their problems and vulnerabilities with me, which allows me to be of the greatest assistance in helping them find their own voice.  I also believe in fostering a student’s sense of independence and self-esteem by showing them how to diagnose and correct their own problems.   This final goal contributes to developing musicians who have the ability to become dedicated teachers, whether as their own teacher (a performance track) or as the teacher of others (an education track).  Please visit my Bio Page to learn more about me, and the various types of experiences I can offer you.  


To acquire insight into some of the pedagogical principals I endorse and utilize, please visit the Links Page.


I hope that you will consider Central Washington University as your choice for your music education.  If you have any questions, I would LOVE to hear from you!  Please contact me.


Unlike other areas of study, becoming a music major entails immediate entrance into the program and immediate immersion into music specific course work.  Because of this, the application and admissions process is a two-step process.  In order to be considered for our program, you MUST:


  1. Apply to CWU, and be granted admission
  2. Audition for the music department on your main instrument, and be accepted. 
Are you wondering what your career options are?  Are you wondering what degree plan and course of study would best suit your career intentions?  Are you wondering what are the expectations and general qualifications for a student with your particular career interests?  Please visit our Future Students page.  








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