Welcome to the home page of Vancouver Trombone Week (VTW)! Here you can learn about our week-long intensive about all things trombone. At VTW, we aim to address all the topics that a well-rounded music-student experience should have: both large and small ensemble playing, individual attention in masterclasses and private lessons, a variety of fundamental practice routines, insight into inspired music-making, tone production, solid technique, and underlying it all, how to have FUN!
Having attended many seminars like these before working together, Ilan and Brian have catered this program to suit the needs of each student, whether the student is just beginning or a budding professional. Check out the page to see daily schedules, videos, photos, prices, and more.
2020 details announced!
August 10-14, 2020
We are excited to share that we are moving to the stunning University of British Columbia!
Affordable housing will be available.
2020 Faculty and Guest Artists
Information for Applicants
April 1: $450 CAD / $350 USD
June 1: $500 CAD / $480 USD
Housing information below.
9 am: Group Warm-up
10 am: Trombone Choir
12 pm: Lunch
1 pm: Masterclass
2:30 pm: Quartet Rehearsal
4 pm: Private Lessons
7 pm: Faculty Recital
Guest artist Ko-ichiro Yamamoto, renowned Principal Trombone of the Seattle Symphony
First annual VTW competition with generous prizes from Edwards Instruments, Griego Mouthpieces, Long & McQuade, Cherry Classics, and Graham Middleton slide shop
Cascades Trombone Choir, featuring members from Oregon, Finnish Radio and Vancouver Symphonies, Vancouver Opera, and professionals from New York
THREE world/Canadian premier performances at faculty and student showcases
Edwards/Getzen Instrument showcase, courtesty of Long and McQuade and Edwards and Getzen Instruments