The Virtual Trombone Workshop @ Eastman (January 2021)

The Virtual Trombone Workshop @ Eastman
January 16-18, 2021 / Saturday-Monday, times TBA

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Executive Team: Lauren Rudzinskas, Jeff Dunn, Sophie Volpe
Guest Presenters: Natalie Mannix, Mark Kellogg, Weston Sprott, Nikki Abissi, Isrea Butler, Hakeem Bilal, Karen Cubides, Katie Fittipaldi, Austin Pancner
Schedule: View Schedule HERE


Eastman and the Virtual Trombone Workshop are partnering for an exciting virtual event January 16-18, 2021! The workshop features masterclasses with world-class artists, a focus on wellness and injury prevention initiatives, and events promoting diversity and inclusion. This workshop is designed for high school, college, and graduate-level players but is open to all ages and ability levels.

Participants may register as performers or auditors. Performers will perform in at least one masterclass and get private Q/A sessions with our artists. Auditors receive access to all group events (except for the private Q/A sessions); they will not perform in masterclasses.

Virtual activities will take place over Zoom. The following technical equipment is highly recommended: reliable Internet connection and an external microphone. 

For information about the workshop activities and schedule, please email Lauren Rudzinskas at:

$150 / Performer  
$50 / Auditor    

Registration deadline: January 13, 2021

“It was truly a pleasure to be a part of the [program], given by all the amazing musicians.” – Summer 2020 Virtual Trombone Workshop participant

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Frequently Asked Questions


The Virtual Trombone Workshop was founded in Summer 2020 with a mission to support artists through a virtual environment. VTW founder Lauren Rudzinskas created the event as a response to the effects of the  Covid-19 pandemic crisis. Seeking to connect musicians during a time of isolation, VTW created an international community of  trombonists who came together to support each other and their art. Participants in the first VTW described the event as “a highlight in dark times,” “truly a pleasure to participate in,” and “so much fun!”

VTW is proud to have partnered with the historic Eastman School of Music to bring the workshop back in January 2021. Performer participants and auditors can expect three days packed full of exciting, interactive classes that will leave them motivated and surrounded by the supportive community of trombonists that is the Virtual Trombone Workshop @ Eastman.