Vancouver Trombone Week

Summer Program: August 10-14, 2020


VTW 2020 dates and details announced! Click to learn more.


At VTW you’ll have the opportunity to work on your music and hone your fundamental skills in a friendly and relaxed environment. The workshop includes daily trombone choir rehearsals, masterclasses, private lessons, performance opportunities, a variety of faculty and guest artists, and a few other fun items thrown into the mix!


Holiday Slides!

When: December 8

Where: Vancouver Public Library, downtown

Come join trombonists of the VSO, Vancouver Opera, UBC faculty, area freelance artists, teachers, (and then some), for the second annual Holiday Slides! Open to all who own a trombone, please come out and join our mass trombone ensemble to spread good tidings and cheer for the holidays. Bring friends and family for this FREE performance--you won't want to miss out!


Vancouver Community Trombone Choir

Term in Progress:

When: Saturdays 5-6:30 pm

Where: Contact for location

Following our successful pilot project last spring, we now have openings for the first full term of Vancouver Community Trombone Choir! Open to ages 14 and up: high schoolers, college students, amateurs, and recovering players alike! We will work on music ranging from baroque to funk, and this event will culminate in a final performance.


Private Lessons

Year round

Come study privately with Ilan or Brian in their private studios, and enrich your musical knowledge with one-on-one instruction. Private study is must for any musician interested in taking their craft to the next level. In private lessons our goal is to broaden the horizon of each student, in whatever capacity that means for the individual.

"VTW forged the pathway for a thriving community by bringing Vancouver’s top professional and student trombonists into one place. Involving private lessons, masterclasses, and a trombone choir creates a fantastic foundation for any player looking to improve. The program has helped me stretch myself to lengths I once thought I would never be able to achieve."  


Jackson Howard -  Royal Conservatory (Toronto) student, former member of Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra

"The VTW was a great way to get to study with two world-class artists, and to get to experience the city of Vancouver. I positively recommend the Vancouver Trombone Week to any of my friends and colleagues who are interested in learning from the best."


Sascha Burckhardt - DePaul University, Central Washington University