NAU School of Music
Welcome to the NAU Trombone Studio  
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Trombone Studies at Northern Arizona University

At NAU, trombone students get personalized attention and play in high quality ensembles. We have excellent academics, a low student-to-teacher ratio and cutting edge trombone teaching you won't find elsewhere. If you are ready to learn from one of the best teachers on one of the most beautiful campuses in the country, click here to send Professor Vining an e-mail.

Trombonists at NAU are invited to audition for one of our many fine ensembles, including the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band and Marching Lumberjacks; Jazz Bands and Jazz Combos; Symphony Orchestra, and Brass Quintets and Brass Choir. In addition, all trombonists are invited to join the NAU Trombone Choir.

Professor David Vining has published many helpful and innovative books on how to play the trombone including The Breathing Book, Flow Studies, What Every Trombonist Needs to Know About the Body and the best selling Daily Routines. These items are available through his publishing company, Mountain Peak Music.


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NAU trombone students are challenged to become the best musician they can be through several innovative teaching tools including:

  • Body Mapping
  • Low Brass Studios Song Project
  • Brass Showcase Concerts
  • Mock Auditions
  • Studio Class
  • Orchestral Excerpt Class
  • Pedagogy and Literature Class
  • Trombone Quartets
  • Brass Quintets
  • Brass Choir