The Oklahoma State University Trombone Studio is dedicated to achieving the highest standards in musical performance and pedagogy. The studio is under the direction of OSU Associate Professor of Trombone, Paul Compton.
Members of the studio have earned top prizes in competitions sponsored by the International Trombone Association, Eastern Trombone Workshop, Music Teacher's National Association, Crescendo Music Awards, Glenn Miller Birthplace Society, Eastern Music Festival, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Down Beat Magazine, Southeast Trombone Symposium, Fort Worth Trombone Summit and the Big 12 Area Trombone Conference. This includes winning the 2010 ITA Trombone Quartet Competition, 2011 Eastern Trombone Workshop Quartet Competition, 2011&2012 Fort Worth Trombone Summit/Courtois Trombone Quartet Competitions, 2008 ITA Remington Competition and 7 winners in the OSU Concerto Competition.
Studio members have also earned positions in summer festivals such as the Eastern Music Festival, Sewanee Music Festival, Chautauqua Music Festival, Quartz Mountain Music Festival, Hot Springs Music Festival, Spoleto Music Festival and Bar Harbor Brass Week. Graduates have gone on the study at the Northwestern University School of Music, the University of Michigan School of Music, the Yale School of Music, Juilliard School of Music, University of Iowa School of Music, University of Miami School of Music, San Francisco Conservatory, University of Colorado, Texas Tech University, Indiana University and the University of North Texas College of Music.
The studio regularly hosts guest residencies by some of the world's greatest performers. Recent guests include Marshall Gilkes, Abbie Conant, Randy Hawes, Joshua Bynum, Jeremy Wilson, Trombones de Costa Rica, Ryan Haines, Conrad Herwig, Jacques Mauger, Ron Barron, Debra Taylor, Andy Martin, Michael Davis, Ben Patterson, Alex Iles, Slide Hampton, Brian Allen, David Vining, Viento Sur Trombone Quartet, David Gibson, American Brass Quintet, Scott Whitfield and Weston Sprott.