Eastman Summer Trombone Institute

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Eastman Summer Trombone Institute

NOTE (May 20, 2019): We have extended the application deadline for this course and will continue accepting registrations until the class has filled. Please be aware that requests for on-campus housing are subject to approval and availability–we can no longer guarantee on-campus housing for all participants. Check with the Summer@Eastman office before submitting a request for on-campus housing.

July 28-August 3, 2019 / Sunday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m., plus some evenings 
Room:  EEW 415

Mark Kellogg, director                                                                                     
Faculty: Jim Martin, Catie HickeyChris Azzara, and Larry Zalkind 
Guest faculty: Megumi Kanda, Principal Trombone, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

The Eastman Summer Trombone Institute is an intensive, informative and supportive environment for trombonists who wish to challenge themselves while growing their musical skills and becoming familiar with the many facets of performing and teaching. The expertise of the faculty allows us to cover important topics during the week such as audition preparation, jazz improvisation, recording for movie and television soundtracks, orchestral playing and doubling. The institute is designed for high school, college and graduate level players. Each participant will have the opportunity to play in master classes and trombone choir and have a one-hour lesson with a faculty member during the course of the week. Every student will also work on designated solo repertoire with piano accompaniment.

A short video audition is required in order to attend:

Audition requirements:
Please send your biography, résumé, and recording(s) by May 1, 2019.

  • Short Biography
    • One or two paragraphs about your solo and ensemble experience, awards, honors, etc.
  • A current copy of your music résumé
  • Audition Recording
    • Approximately five minutes of music encompassing two contrasting works. These works can be movements (or excerpts of movements) from solo pieces, etudes, or orchestral excerpts.
    • Please include something lyrical and something a bit more technical.
    • YouTube link(s) or mp4 file(s) preferred

Click here to upload audition materials to the secure Summer@Eastman dropbox. Documents may also be emailed to the Summer@Eastman office at summer@esm.rochester.edu. To submit audition videos using links, email the links to summer@esm.rochester.edu.

There is no fee to audition for this institute. Auditions will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received.

Begins with Faculty Concert on Sunday, July 28 at 7:00 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall, followed by Orientation meeting in Ray Wright Room (ESM 120).
Jazz Night: Tuesday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Sproull Atrium, Miller Center
Chamber Music Night: Wednesday, July 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall
Participant Solo Concert: Friday, August 2 at 7:00 p.m. in EEW 415
Trombone Choir Concert: Saturday, August 3 at 11:00 a.m. in Kilbourn Hall

Planning your arrival and departure:
First scheduled activity: Faculty concert, Sunday, July 28 at 7:00 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall
Last scheduled activity: Trombone Choir concert, Saturday, August 3 at 11:00 a.m. in Kilbourn Hall

Professional Development Hours: 40
$1,670 / 1 credit     CRN 19322
$705 / noncredit     CRN 19319

“The master classes were awesome and had great feedback and advice. The trombone choir and trombone quartet were great opportunities.”  – 2018 participant

ESTI Director Mark Kellogg previews this year’s institute here:


Click HERE to apply