The Vanderbilt Trombone Studio consists of 8-12 students, most of whom are pursuing Bachelor of Music degrees from the Blair School of Music. We also usually have one or two non-Blair students studying trombone in pursuit of a music minor, and often one or two pre-college students studying through Blair’s extensive Precollege and Adult program.
For the 2014-2015 school year there are 11 trombonists studying with Associate Professor of Trombone Jeremy Wilson:
- 8 Blair majors, 2 non-Blair majors, 1 pre-college student
- 8 tenor trombonists, 3 bass trombonists
- 1 high-schooler, 2 freshmen, 5 sophomores, 2 juniors, 1 senior
We have 3 students from Tennessee, and the rest come from Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, South Carolina, & Texas.
Our Blair trombonists participate in the Vanderbilt Symphony Orchestra, the Vanderbilt Wind Ensemble, the Blair Big Band, and the Spirit of Gold Marching Band, as well as various small brass ensembles through Blair’s wonderful chamber music program.
The Vanderbilt Trombone Ensemble and Jazz Trombone Ensemble were founded in Spring 2013 to enhance our students’ private lesson study through rehearsal and performance of the ever increasing number of high-quality trombone ensemble works.
Students typically have a one-hour private lesson each week, and music majors must also sign up for our weekly Trombone Performance Class.