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Trombone at CWU

Matt playing the trombone.In order to study Trombone at CWU, you must first audition for the music faculty. Visit our Trombone Audition Requirements page for specific information on the audition process. Transfer students should be sure to visit our Transfer Student Information for Music Majors page for very important transfer student considerations.

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 our CWU Ensembles, including wind ensembles, 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.

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's trombone studio provides students with immersive study, weekly lessons and multiple performance opportunities.

About Dr. Neurohr

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).

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 at