Student Profile: Erin Carlson, Trombone

Meet Trombonist Erin Carlson!

A freshman from Bayfield, Colorado studying music education at the University Center for the Arts.



Be sure to come check out Erin at the FREE Trombone Concert Fest Tuesday, April 11th at 7:30 p.m. in the Griffin Concert Hall at the University Center for the Arts.

1. How did you get into Trombone?

I wanted to join my high school band because I’ve been in music for a long time and we kind of just needed musicians. There were a couple options between clarinet and trombone, but I thought the trombone was interesting so I just picked it up.

2. What are your career goals with a music education degree?

Well, I do enjoy performing it. My primary focus is as an educator, but I think it would be fun to play in ensembles, like large ensemble groups in communities, I think that would be cool.

3. Being a freshman, what have you performed in?

I’m in Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensembles this semester. I’m also in Trombone Choir, we’ve done some performances around the area. I’m also in the CSU Marching Band.

4. What performance are you currently getting prepared for?

Well, we just had a Symphonic Band performance last Tuesday. So, I just got done with my first concert cycle, so it will be a while. But, there is the trombone fest coming up, which is April 11th which is a big Trombone Choir concert!

5. As a student who is in the UCA all the time, what is your one favorite thing about it?

I really love the flower garden; it is something that brought me here. It’s a nice environment to have to be able to go outside and sometimes practice out there. It’s been cold lately though, but when it is warm we sometimes will go sit out in the middle of the field and practice.

6. How are your thoughts on almost being done with your first year of college? 

It’s been stressful, but it’s good stress. It’s fun and I’m doing what I want to do so it’s exciting, it just has been a lot in a year.

 Article created and published by Natalie Hendricks