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Trombone

1. How are students selected for study in the trombone studio?
2. Do trombone majors study performance or music education?
3. Is there a trombone choir, orchestra rep class or studio class?
4. What type of routines and events are part of the trombone studio?
5. What should I have prepared each week for my lesson?
6. How does the trombone studio prepare me for upcoming orchestra auditions?
7. What type of chamber music will I do at Baylor and in the trombone studio?
8. Are there any non playing graded assignments in the trombone studio?
9. What about instrument doubling?
10. Are there other unique added value opportunities for Baylor trombone students?




Trombone

1. How are students selected for study in the trombone studio?
Students are selected through naQonal audiQon.

2. Do trombone majors study performance or music education?
Most trombone majors study performance (BM); highly qualified music education majors (BME) are also in the studio.

3. Is there a trombone choir, orchestra rep class or studio class?
Majors participate in the Baylor Trombone Choir and attend weekly studio classes. Advanced majors study excerpts and section playing.

4. What type of routines and events are part of the trombone studio?
Studio members take part in warm up routine surveys and student driven AM warm up sessions. In addition to group practice sessions, the studio is famous for the Phillips Ranch hang, Cameron Park cookouts, weekly Chic-fil-A confabs, Thursday night BDUBS meetings, kickball, camp outs and mountain biking.

5. What should I have prepared each week for my lesson?

  1. extensive etude work (3 each week),
  2. continued work on solos for ITF, ATW, Semper Pro, Baylor Concerto Competition or your upcoming degree recital
  3. excerpts (1st or second round)
  4. Skills Test (2nd and 4th semesters - Arban, Schlossberg, Remington, Brad Edwards, Alessi)

6. How does the trombone studio prepare me for upcoming orchestra auditions?
Mock auditions, weekly section playing sessions, listening sessions and weekly recorded assignments. There are weekly master classes, studio classes and first round audition list performances that help students prepare for summer festival work and competitions.

7. What type of chamber music will I do at Baylor and in the trombone studio?
Studio members will be involved in quartet performances, competition and study, brass quintet, trombone choir, select octet, and section playing.

8. Are there any non playing graded assignments in the trombone studio?
All of the following are assigned through Canvas depending on semester of study:

  • Listening sessions/assignments
  • Audio review assignments
  • Orchestral listening assignments
  • Podcast, book and article reviews
  • Bi weekly recorded assignments through Canvas

9. What about instrument doubling?
Introduction to alto trombone and bass trumpet are options for independent study at Baylor.

10. Are there other unique added value opportunities for Baylor trombone students?
Students are able to learn recording techniques, digital sound editing, assist in social media content development, host world class guest artists through Baylor Trombone Days and participate alongside faculty in various performance venues. Baylor GA’s and senior leadership will have the opportunity to intern at the Mountain Light Music Festival in Pagosa Springs Colorado.

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