Prospective Students

We are always looking to add new students to the OSU trombone studio, and this site provides information on what we have to offer and how to apply for study. We have music scholarships available to both music majors and non-music majors and offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees in music.

Undergraduate Students

The Department of Music at Oklahoma State University offers the following undergraduate degree options:

  • BM in Performance
  • BM in Music Education
  • BM in Music with Elective Studies in Business
  • BA in Music

If you are a trombonist interested in pursuing one of these degrees at Oklahoma State University, please do the following:

  1. Contact Professor Paul Compton using the form at the right or by calling (405) 744-6249
  2. Make sure you have taken or are scheduled to take the SAT and/or ACT
  3. Complete and submit an OSU admission/scholarship application
  4. Complete and submit an OSU Music Scholarship Application (updated link)
  5. Schedule an audition for music acceptance/scholarship by calling 405-744-6135

Graduate Students

The Department of Music at Oklahoma State University offers the following graduate degree options:

  • MM in Pedagogy and Performance (conducting, music education or applied music)

If you are a trombonist player interested in pursuing this degree at Oklahoma State University, please do the following:

  1. Contact Professor Paul Compton using the form at the right or by calling (405) 744-6249
  2. Contact Dr. Allen Scott, Coordinator of Graduate Studies in the Department of Music
  3. Complete an application to the OSU Graduate College
  4. Complete a Music Graduate Assistantship Application
  5. Schedule an audition by calling (405) 744-6135

Audition material is flexible, but it should demonstrate your very best in both technical and lyrical playing. If you have any questions about suitable repertoire, please contact Paul Compton. You may chose from the following:

  1. All-State Audition Material
  2. Standard Solo Trombone Repertoire
  3. Standard Orchestral Excerpts
  4. Technical and Lyrical Etudes
  5. Jazz Etudes, transcriptions, tunes and improvisation are encouraged, but should be in addition to classical repertoire, not in place of it

Pre-College Study

We also have a very large group of pre-college students that are studying with Professor Compton or members of the studio. Students from grades 6-12 take weekly lessons to improve their playing. The present OSU pre-college studio includes several all-state and honor band members. If you are interested in joining the pre-college studio please contact professor Compton using the form at the right or by calling (405) 744-6249.