The University of Texas Trombone Choir has been directed by Nathaniel Brickens since 2000, and was founded in the fall of 1977 by UT professor emeritus and trombone legend Donald Knaub.
The University of Texas Trombone Choir serves as a laboratory extension of the UT Trombone Studio. As a testament to the group’s artistry, the UT Trombone Choir was invited to perform at the 2012 International Trombone Festival in Paris, France. While in Europe, the ensemble performed on concert series at American Church in Paris, the French Protestant Church in Zurich (Switzerland) and at the Schwenningen Music Festival (Germany) to enthusiastic response, at times playing to audiences of over 30,000 people. In 2014, the ensemble performed in Denmark’s two largest cities, Aarhus and Copenhagen, and were named runner-up in the Remington International Trombone Choir Competition. In 2015, the ensemble traveled to Valencia, Spain for the International Trombone Festival.
Members of the Trombone Studio have produced a strong tradition of excellence by consistently winning prizes in international, national and local solo competitions and, upon graduation, securing important posts 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. For more information, visit the Trombone Choir website.