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Welcome to the GVSU Trombone Studio!

About the Studio

The Grand Valley State University Trombone Studio has been under the direction of Dr. Mark R. Williams since the Fall of 2008. The trombone studio is composed of a close-knit group of students who share a common interest in improving their skills as trombonists. All of the students perform in the GVSU Trombone Ensemble which performs concerts each semester. Studio members also perform in Grand Valley's outstanding ensembles and present solo recitals and chamber music performances. In addition, master classes and recitals are performed for students each year by guest trombone artists. Many students also participate in the Grand Rapids Symphony Student Passport program which allows them to purchase $5 tickets to concerts by the Grand Rapids Symphony, one of the finest regional symphony orchestras in the United States.

About the Department of Music and Dance at Grand Valley State University

The Department of Music and Dance at Grand Valley State University is focused on undergraduate education. The department offers curricula leading to three undergraduate music degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Music Education. These programs present music in the context of a broad liberal education, provide a course of study for the exceptionally gifted student who is interested in performance, composition, music technology, private studio teaching, or further graduate study, and prepares both vocal and instrumental students for careers in elementary and secondary school teaching. Additionally, the Music Department is committed to providing cultural enrichment to students in all departments and to serving the university community by providing appropriate musical support for all facets of academic life.

About Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University, established in 1960, is a four-year public university. It attracts more than 25,000 students with its high-quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities. Grand Valley provides a fully accredited liberal undergraduate and graduate education and has campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids, and Holland, and regional centers in Muskegon and Traverse City. Grand Valley is a comprehensive university, serving students from all 83 Michigan counties and dozens of other states and foreign countries. Grand Valley offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 200+ areas of study. The university is dedicated to individual student achievement, going beyond the traditional classroom experience, with research opportunities and business partnerships. Grand Valley employs more than 2,000 people and is committed to providing a fair and equitable environment for the continued success of all.

About Grand Rapids, Michigan

Accessible by free bus transportation from the Allendale campus, Grand Rapids is the second largest city in the state of Michigan. It has a wealth of cultural opportunities, including the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, Opera Grand Rapids, and the Grand Rapids Ballet Company. The downtown area is home to four outstanding museum, including the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and the Grand Rapids Art Museum, and the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, one of the leading botanical gardens in the world, is just a short drive northeast of the downtown. The downtown also features over 60 restaurants and a thriving entertainment district. Grand Rapids also hosts the annual ArtPrize international art competition which this year drew artists from around the world.