Area of Study: Brass

Trombone at YSM

The trombone program at the Yale School of Music offers students opportunities to develop their skills, explore repertoire from early to new music, and perform in chamber music and orchestral settings. Trombonists participate in regular private lessons and seminar classes.

In addition to performing solo repertoire, trombone students participate in chamber music, an integral part of the Yale School of Music experience. Students explore early repertoire and techniques in the Yale Cornetto and Sackbut Ensemble, play in various contemporary ensembles in the New Music New Haven concert series, and perform in the School’s orchestra, the Yale Philharmonia. These opportunities offer students the experience of performing a wide variety of repertoire under the leadership of acclaimed guest conductors.

Faculty Spotlight

Scott Hartman
Lecturer in Trombone

Scott Hartman

Faculty trombone player Scott Hartman has taught and performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the world.

Degrees + Programs

Master of Music

The two-year master of music (M.M.) degree program is open to students who hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in any major.

Master of Musical Arts

The performance-oriented master of musical arts (M.M.A.) program is designed for students who want to further their education beyond an M.M. degree.

Doctor of Musical Arts

The intensive doctor of musical arts (D.M.A) program is comprised of a two-year residency followed by a three-year period in which candidates launch their professional careers.

Artist Diploma

The highly selective artist diploma (A.D.) program is designed for young artists who demonstrate potential for a major concert career.

Certificate in Performance

The three-year certificate in performance program is designed for performers who do not hold a bachelor’s degree but want to study at the highest level.


The bachelor of arts/master of music (B.A./M.M) program is designed for young instrumentalists also interested in pursuing a liberal arts education.

Perform at Yale
At the Yale School of Music, there are numerous opportunities to perform in the School’s historic concert halls and throughout New Haven.
My time at YSM … helped me understand I was part of something bigger than just my own career path.
Hillary Simms, trombone, ’18MM