Eastman Summer Trombone Institute

Application deadline extended to June 1, 2024!

NOTE: Eastman’s Student Living Center will be completely closed for renovations during Summer 2024; on-campus housing and dining will not be available. All participants will need to make their own arrangements for housing and meals.

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Eastman Summer Trombone Institute
July 28-August 2, 2024 / Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. plus some evenings
Room:  EEW 415

Mark Kellogg, director
Faculty: Larry Zalkind, Eastman School of Music; James A. Martin, performer and educator, St. Louis, Missouri; Catie Hickey, DePaul University; Jack Courtright, Texas A&M University, Commerce; Chris Azzara, Eastman School of Music; Priscilla Yuen, Eastman School of Music
Guest faculty: Stephen Lange, Boston Symphony Orchestra

This year, we celebrate the 19th installment of the Eastman Summer Trombone Institute! Our institute is an intensive, informative, and supportive environment for players who wish to challenge themselves to be the most complete trombonist and musician possible. This workshop is designed for collegiate students, postgraduate musicians, and music educators wishing to further their skill set.

Your institute experience will include:

  • Faculty-led warm-up classes
  • Masterclasses
  • Trombone Choir
  • Rehearsal and performance with our faculty pianist

Special-topic discussions to include:

  • Recital/Audition Preparation
  • Improvisation
  • Orchestral Playing
  • Doubling on Low Brass Instruments

This institute is designed for collegiate and postgraduate players age 18+ (our high school institute is planned to return in 2025). No audition is required; admission is by résumé review only. To apply, contact Professor Kellogg at mkellogg@esm.rochester.edu; include your music résumé with your message (use this template if you need help putting a résumé together). Application deadline: June 1, 2024.

Begins with Faculty Concert on Sunday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall, followed by Orientation meeting in Ray Wright Room (ESM 120)
Jazz Night: Wednesday, July 31 at 7:30 pm in Hatch Recital Hall
Participant Solo Concert: Friday, August 2 at 3:30 pm in Hatch Hall
Trombone Choir Concert: Friday, August 2 at 7:30 pm in Kilbourn Hall

Professional Development Hours: 40
$755 / noncredit only

“Exceeded my expectations! This experience has refreshed my perspective on trombone playing and becoming a musician.” — 2023 Trombone Institute participant



Click HERE to register

Read our blog: Summer@Eastman Spotlight: 19 Years of Summer Trombone