NC Trombone Festival 2024

NC Trombone Festival 2024

Saturday, April 13, 2024, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Hayes School of Music, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

Join us at Appalachian State University for the 2024 North Carolina Trombone Festival, an annual state event highlighting the trombone community throughout the state of North Carolina!  We will welcome to campus artist-teachers from North Carolina, Virginia, and New York to present clinics and perform on the Performer’s Showcase recital.  We will also look forward to trombone choir performances from the Charlotte Trombone Collective as well as the Appalachian Trombone Choir.   Your day will include a variety of clinics on topics such as improvisation, learning jazz standards on trombone, embouchure fundamentals, and more!  We will end the day with a participant trombone ensemble reading session and a performance!

NEW - view the festival program here!

  • Conference Fee: FREE! There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. 
  • Lunch: Lunch is on your own.  Attendees can eat at the available on-campus options, or go out to eat in Boone. There are many restaurants within a few minutes' walk of Broyhill Music Center.  You are also welcome to bring your own lunch.  Minors without parental accompaniment are required to bring their own lunch and remain in Broyhill Music Center during the lunch break.  
  • Address: Broyhill Music Center, 813 Rivers St, Boone, NC 28608
  • Parking: Saturday parking is free of charge. 

Register Here

Registration is required, but admission is free!


If asked for a code to access the registration form, enter 24NCTROMBONEFEST.
For students under 18, a parent/guardian will also need to complete the Youth Form before the festival. For questions about the Youth Form, email

If you have questions related to the workshop, you may contact Dr. Joseph Brown at
If you need registration assistance, please email Carey Driskell at


  • 8:00am - Registration / check-in (1st floor lobby of Broyhill Music Center)
  • 9:00am - Welcome / Appalachian Trombone Choir performance
  • 10:00am - Presentations/Clinics
  • 11:00am - Charlotte Trombone Collective (Rosen Concert Hall)
  • 12:00pm - Lunch
  • 1:30pm - Performer’s Showcase Recital (Rosen Concert Hall)
  • 2:30pm - Presentations/Clinics
  • 3:30pm - Participant Trombone Choir rehearsal
  • 4:30pm - Finale - Participant Trombone Choir performance (Rosen Concert Hall)

Guest Artists

  • Charlotte Trombone Collective
  • Cameron Collar - UNC-P
  • Jay Crone - Virginia Tech
  • Matthew Driscoll - ECU
  • Dandrick Glenn - Fayetteville State
  • Jeremy Marks - UNCC
  • Harold McKinney - App State Emeritus
  • Zsolt Szabo - WCU
  • Dave Wilken - Brevard College