Dr. Andy Lankford, Nathan Dishman and Wycliffe Gordon at Tromblow’in 2013The JMU Trombone Choir serves as an extension of the trombone studio and is made up of graduate and undergraduate trombonists. While most of the ensemble is comprised of music majors, music minors and non-majors are often accepted into the group by audition. Directed by Dr. Andy Lankford, the ensemble utilizes alto trombones, tenor trombones, and bass trombones, specializing in music written for 6- to 18-part trombone choir.
The JMU Trombone Choir allows students to focus on a number of musical elements essential to professional development as musicians including technique, style, blend, balance, intonation, and timbre. The ensemble provides numerous performances each year and recently gave a successful performance at the 2001 International Trombone Festival in Nashville, Tennessee, and most recently at the 2013 Eastern Trombone workshop.