Trombone

Western Illinois University Trombone & Euphonium Studio

John Mindemann

Welcome to the Trombone & Euphonium Studio page. If you are considering a career in music performance, music education, music business, or music therapy, the WIU School of Music can give you the training that will help you achieve your goals. Successful graduates of our program--performers, educators, arts administrators, music therapists, composers, and recording engineers--are working all over the world. We believe that the arts are for everyone, so even if you don't wish to be a music major, you will still find many opportunities to participate in the musical life of the university, either in one of our nationally recognized ensembles, or by studying privately with a faculty member. Music major or non-major, you should find the information you need here.

The Western Trombone Quartet

The members of the WTQ are the top trombone students in the studio each semester. Sometimes I play in the group, sometimes it's made up completely of students from the studio. We present recitals and go on the occasional short school performance tour. This is an exciting and polished group of instrumentalists! Here are some audio samples of the WTQ: