Discover a trombone program focused on musicianship and technique, camaraderie and community.

Develop creativity, technical mastery, and artistic expression through personalized instruction that matches your interests. Expand your musical possibilities in a community of empowerment, collaboration, and support. Hone and challenge your performance skills with a diverse array of solo, chamber, and ensemble experiences. Dig into the transformational power of music through community outreach. Become the versatile and entrepreneurial musician the world needs. Where will your musical journey take you?

Mallory Meyer holding a saxophone in front of Alexander Gynasium

Student Perspective

“Being surrounded by players like that makes you step up to try to match their level, and, although challenging, it’s been great so far.”

Mallory Meyer ’25 
Music (Trombone Performance) 
Battle Ground, Washington 

Music & Arts

The Chicago Gig

Play with your professors in the classroom and on tour. Students hit the road to gig in Chicago and share the stage with the faculty jazz quartet. 

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Music outdoors

Music is woven into life at Lawrence. Wander campus and you'll hear students practicing piano in lounges, violins in Warch, and horns outside.

From the symphonic band, award-winning jazz ensembles, or brass quintets, there are a multitude of performance opportunities.

The trombone program is led by acclaimed musician Tim Albright, Associate Professor of Music.

Discover the many paths open to Conservatory graduates. 

Jackson Guha, a first-year, gets feedback after a performance in trombone studio.

Studio Culture

The trombone program produces well-rounded trombonists who value each other's varied interests and backgrounds. An encouraging community, trombonists at Lawrence support each other in their musical journeys while exploring new avenues of musical expression, from weekly dinners and constructive feedback sessions to forming chamber ensembles. You'll form strong relationships with faculty through lessons, studio classes, rehearsals, house concerts, and studio meals.

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Trombone Collections

Ever wanted to play an Egger Sackbut? How about four? What about a contra bass trombone? You'll have access to a beautiful selection of trombones.

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The Power of Collaboration

What happens when you combine a world-class conservatory with a world-class college? An unmatched undergraduate musical education. At Lawrence, the Conservatory and College experiences are intertwined. Multiple degree options let you be your own muse by connecting your musical passions with your academic interests. 

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Musical laboratories

The Lawrence University Trombone Ensemble performs works composed by students, living composers, and under-represented composers. You also have opportunities with trombone quartets, brass quintets, brass ensemble, wind ensembles, orchestra, jazz ensembles, mixed chamber ensembles and more.

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Sound the Retreat

Bond with your fellow musicians, focus on your craft, and immerse yourself in natural beauty during retreat weekends at Björklunden, a 441-acre estate on the shores of Lake Michigan.

A musical life awaits. Take the next steps by applying and auditioning.

The best way to find out if Lawrence is the university for you is by visiting.

Your virtual tour starts at the Arch but be sure to check out Conservatory, to explore learning and performance spaces.