University of Akron Trombone Studio

Welcome to the University of Akron Trombone Studio!


The trombone studio at Akron is comprised of graduate and undergraduate trombonists pursuing degrees in music performance and education. Qualified undergraduate students receive scholarships and financial aid for both merit and academic achievement. Additionally, Akron offers a graduate trombone teaching assistantship (tuition and an $8,000 stipend) which includes trombone studio responsibilities and performing in the graduate brass quintet.

For information on the Akron Trombone Studio, email Dr. Lauren Rudzinskas at lrudzinskas@uakron.edu


Why Choose the University of Akron?

Performance Opportunities

All trombonists have the opportunity to participate in the Akron Trombone Choir, an active ensemble that regularly performs recitals as well as outreach concerts at exciting locations such as the zoo, museums, and sporting events. In addition, students regularly get to participate in masterclasses with world-renowned musicians and travel as a studio to events such as orchestral performances, trombone recitals, and trombone festivals.

Students at Akron have the opportunity to perform with the Wind Symphony, Symphony Band, Concert Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band, Basketball Band, and “Ohio’s Pride” Marching Band. To learn more about ensembles at Akron and the performance stipend students receive for participating, visit https://www.uakron.edu/bands/concert-bands/

Career Success

Our music education department currently has a 99% job placement rate. In addition, trombonists from the University Akron have gone on to have successful careers in the music field.

Dedicated Faculty

Dr. Lauren Rudzinskas is one of many University of Akron School of Music Professors that offer their time and commitment to each student in their program. Prospective students are invited to have a complimentary lesson with Dr. R.

Audition Information

Undergraduate Audition: Suggested

Accompanist: Not needed

Performed from memory: Not required

Length of Audition: 15 minutes

Recording or Zoom Audition Accepted: Yes

Repertoire: Any solo from the Ohio Class "A" Solo and Ensemble list (or comparable) solo. An etude of your choice. Major scales (one octave) up to four sharps or four flats.

Graduate Audition: Required

Accompanist: Not Needed

Performed from memory: No

Length of Audition:

Recording or Zoom Audition Accepted: Yes

Repertoire: Two contrasting solo works and an etude. In addition, prepare 3 contrasting orchestral excerpts.


More information: Lauren Rudzinskas lrudzinskas@uakron.edu.

More Information

In the School of Music, we offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in music. Prospective students are invited to visit the campus, and have a complimentary lesson with Dr. Lauren Rudzinskas.

To arrange a visit or a lesson with Dr. Rudzinskas, email her directly at: lrudzinskas@uakron.edu

An example tentative schedule:

12-1pm | Play with or Observe the Trombone Choir

1-2pm | Lunch with Students

2-3pm | Play with or Observe Wind Symphony

3-4pm | Lesson with Dr. R

Trombone Audition Requirements

Undergraduate

Audition: Required. Auditions can be individually scheduled, held via zoom, or held on one of the School of Music Audition Days.

Accompanist: Not Needed

Repertoire: Choose two pieces (solos or etudes) of contrasting style.

Graduate

Audition: Required. Auditions can be individually scheduled, held via zoom, or held on one of the School of Music Audition Days.

Accompanist: Not Needed

Repertoire: Two contrasting solo works and an etude. In addition, prepare 3 contrasting orchestral excerpts.

Reach out to Dr. Rudzinskas to schedule an audition

lrudzinskas@uakron.edu

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Questions about Repertoire Requirements or unsure what to prepare? Reach out to Dr. R anytime: lrudzinskas@uakron.edu


With more than 200 majors, the University of Akron is one of the 100 largest public university schools of music in the United States. Our 52 faculty members are dedicated to helping you discover your future in the many diverse fields of music. Our programs include bachelor degrees in music composition, education, performance, and jazz studies. We also offer the Master of Music degree in composition, accompanying, performance, music education, conducting, jazz, and theory.

The School of Music is part of the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college on the UA campus. We remain one of the best opportunities to explore your potential in the field of music and make your Akron Experience exciting and memorable.