Nestled in the mountains of East Tennessee and the Cherokee National Forest this is the perfect location and atmosphere to receive an outstanding education. The Department of Music, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, is located in Mathis Hall, one of the oldest historic buildings on any campus.
Under the direction of David R. Bubsey, the ETSU Trombone Choir has come to be recognized as one of the finest instrumental ensembles in East Tennessee.
Hello! Welcome to the official website of the East Tennessee State University Trombone Studio.
David R. Bubsey, Director
East Tennessee State University Trombone Choir
"In my opinion, the trombone is the true head of the family of wind instruments, which I have named the 'epic' one. It possesses nobility and grandeur to the highest degree; it has all the serious and powerful tones of sublime musical poetry, from religious, calm and imposing accents to savage, orgiastic outburst. Directed by the will of the master, the trombones can chant like a choir of priests, threaten, utter gloomy sighs, a mournful lament, or a bright hymn of glory; they can break forth into awe-inspiring cries and awaken the dead or doom the living with their fearful voices."--Hector Berlioz