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horn studio in concert

​UD Horn Ensemble

John David Smith is professor of horn at UD, and brings to his teaching many years of experience as soloist, orchestral and chamber musician with a number of America’s elite ensembles, including the Metropolitan Opera, Philadelphia Orchestra and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.  Mastery of musicianship, horn literature, and audition preparation as well as on/off campus performance opportunities are integral components to the horn student experience. Private lessons are also available to music minors and other non-majors.

Interested high school students are encouraged to plan a campus visit and have a complimentary horn lesson with Dr. Smith to learn more about continuing their music studies at the college level. Please visit the Horn Studio website.

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Trombone section in concert

​UD Slides

The UD Trombone Studio includes students from more than 6 states studying music education and trombone performance at the undergraduate and master's levels as well as honors students and non-majors. Students receive weekly one-hour lessons and participate in a studio class. 

Bruce Tychinski, associate professor of trombone, leads the studio. He is a member of the Washington Trombone Ensemble, Nittany Trombone Quartet, and principal trombonist of the Pennsylvania Philharmonic.

The trombone studio is very active and has garnered a national reputation. The UD Trombone Choir performed at the 2014 International Trombone Festival at the Eastman School of Music and students have been selected for many prestigious summer festivals and honors ensembles. UD also hosts an annual Trombone Day, which brings world-class artists to campus to perform and present master classes. Recent studio alums have gone on to successful performing endeavors in the US and abroad, teaching positions, or received graduate assistantships to further their studies.

 Find out more about the UD Trombone Studio

Delaware Trombone Day is scheduled for February 24, 2018. ​

Trumpet Ensemble in Concert

​Trumpet Ensemble

Robert Skoniczin, adjunct instructor, is an active freelance musician in the greater Philadelphia area. He performs frequently in both classical and commercial settings. Private lessons are available to music majors and minors as well as other non-majors. Our weekly repertoire class allows the trumpet studio to discuss many topics in brass pedagogy and perform trumpet ensemble literature. University of Delaware owns several professional trumpets that are available to students for use in ensemble and solo settings. These include cornets and trumpets pitched in C, D, and E-flat and piccolo trumpets.

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  • Department of Music
  • Amy E. du Pont Music Building
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2578