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.
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.
International Trombone Festival, Columbus, GA
International Trombone Festival, Redlands, CA
International Trombone Festival, Valencia, Spain
International Trombone Festival, Paris, France
Eastern Trombone Workshop, Washington DC
Kennedy Center, Washington DC
Brazilian Trombone Festival
Rio de Janeiro
Switzerland, 2022 (upcoming)
Zurich & Other sites TBA
Remington International Trombone Choir Competition
Kai Winding Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition
ETW Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition