Below you will find audition information, links for our policies/procedures manual and the current semester's class syllabus, and lists of the books and tools that many Trombone Studio students use regularly.
School of Music audition dates for admission in Fall 2019 are February 23, 2019 and March 2, 2019. Alternatively, private auditions may still be scheduled at a mutually agreeable date and time with Professor Decker.
For additional information, please email Professor James T. Decker.
Current Semester Information (Fall 2018)
Basic Texts & Materials
Download a sample list of etude books at this link.
Edwards — Lip Slurs
Remington/Hunsberger — Warmup Exercises
Starer — Rhythmic Training
for tenor trombone: Edwards — Introductory Studies in Tenor and Alto Clef
for bass trombone (optional for tenors): Aharoni — New Method for the Bass Trombone, 4th Edition
Kleinhammer/Yeo — Mastering the Trombone
Vining — The Breathing Book
Buddy Baker — Trombone Method
Bousfield - Unlocking the Trombone Code
five liter breathing bag
Laudermilch — An Understandable Approach to Musical Expression
Vernon — The Singing Trombone