ABOUT THE STUDIO
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.
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:
Dedicated high school and college-aged string players and pianists are attending the 12th annual KaiCWU Music Celebrates Banner Year
International competitions and performances. Award-winning faculty, students, and alumni. Collabora"Ode To Joy" Peace Concert Celebrates Humanity At CWU May 25
An unconventional concert to celebrate all that is good in human hearts will be held at Central Wash