The University of Texas Trombone Choir was founded in the fall of 1977 by professor emeritus and trombone legend Donald Knaub. It serves as a laboratory extension of the trombone studio. The group tours regionally, nationally, and internationally, and performs regularly in the Austin area.  Members of the  trombone studio have a strong tradition of excellence by consistently winning prizes in international, national, and local solo competitions; and, upon graduation, securing important post in performing organizations and educational institutions. Over the years, members of the trombone studio have performed for visiting dignitaries, several Texas Governors, and a U.S. President. The award-winning University of Texas Jazz Bones is a smaller subset of the larger Trombone Choir.

Director

Nathaniel Brickens

Professor of Trombone

Mary D. Bold Regents Professor in Music

Director, UT Trombone Choir

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Students interested in joining the Trombone Choir should contact Nathaniel Brickens.

 


Course

UNDERGRADUATE ENS 109T 
GRADUATE ENS 189T

T-Th, 12:30–2p  
MRH 2.118

 


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Each year, the UT Trombone Choir plays an informal holiday concert, typically on UT's campus. The songs are conducted by students, and all the choir's members are included, from doctoral students to undergraduate freshman who enjoy the opportunity to spread holiday cheer.

Upcoming Performances

No events at this time.

Recordings

album cover: an American flag with a circle of trombones in place of stars

American Voices

Music of American Composers
2014 • Longhorn Music

AmazonSpotifyApple Music

album cover: close up of the bell and slide of a trombone

God's Trombones

Traditional Hymns and Spiritual Songs
2009 • Longhorn Music

AmazonSpotifyApple Music

album cover: a trombone Christmas ornament hanging on a Christmas tree.

Christmas

With the University of Texas at Austin Trombone Choir
2011 • Mark Recordings

AmazonSpotifyApple Music

album cover: a photo of the trombone choir overlaps a photo of the University of Texas Tower

Hill Country Minatures

Music of Cheetham, Bruckner, Greig, Faure, Lawn, Weiner
Mark Recordings 

currently unavailable

Appearances

International Trombone Festival, Columbus, GA
2021

International Trombone Festival, Redlands, CA
2017

International Trombone Festival, Valencia, Spain
2015

International Trombone Festival, Paris, France
2012

 

Eastern Trombone Workshop, Washington DC
2009
2006
2002

Kennedy Center, Washington DC
March, 2006

Brazilian Trombone Festival
2004

Tours

Denmark, 2014
Aarhus
Copenhagen

Europe, 2012
France
Switzerland
Germany

Brazil, 2004
Rio de Janeiro
Sao Paulo
Porto Alegre

Switzerland, 2022 (upcoming)
Zurich & Other sites TBA

Accolades

Remington International Trombone Choir Competition
2019 Runner-up
2017 Runner-up
​​​​​​​2014 Runner-up
2007 Winner
2002 Winner

Kai Winding Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition
2007 Winner
2001 Winner
(Jazz Bones)

ETW Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition
2007 Winner 
(Jazz Bones)