The Trombone Choir is a pedagogical extension of the Trombone Studio and specializes in performing original music written for 4 to 16 part trombone ensembles. The ensembles are comprised of undergraduate and graduate trombonists performing on alto, tenor and bass trombones. The Texas State University Trombone Choir performs regularly on campus and is one of the most active chamber ensembles in the School of Music while performing regularly at athletic events, concert series and throughout the greater Austin, San Antonio communities. The Trombone Choir has performed at the International Trombone Festival, American Trombone Workshop, Big 12 Trombone Conference, and Texas Music Educator's Association Convention. The Trombone Choir can be heard on their CDs Carol of the Bones and Trombones at Texas State University.
The Texas State Jazz Bones and Hill Country Jazz Bones are the jazz trombone ensembles of the Trombone Studio. The groups consist of 5 trombones and rhythm section. Both ensembles serve as a subset to the Trombone Choir program. Admission into the jazz trombone ensembles is by audition only. The Texas State Jazz Trombone Ensembles performed at the Big 12 Trombone Conference, TMEA Convention and the International Trombone Festival. The Hill Country Jazz Bones were recently named Honorable Mention in the 2019 International Trombone Association's Kai Winding Competition. The ensemble won the 2013 American Trombone Workshop's National Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition and received Runner-Up for the ITA's Winding Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition. Both groups have performed with acclaimed jazz artists including John Fedchock, Michael Davis, Jiggs Whigham and Michael Dease.