Welcome to the VTS Class of 2020

The Vanderbilt Trombone Studio is thrilled to welcome two new members!

Hiram Rodriguez, a tenor trombonist from Carrolton TX, and Matt Tuggle, a bass trombonist from Flower Mound TX, will be joining the Vanderbilt Class of 2020 when class starts in August.   Both of these guys graduated high school in 2015 and decided to take a gap year before beginning their undergraduate study.   

Matt Tuggle (left) and Hiram Rodriguez

Both of these young men are extremely talented and hard-working, and their friendship and collaboration over the course of their gap year has been amazing to watch.   Hiram and Matt performed a joint recital in May, which was well attended and live-streamed over the web.   They called it "Posaune Royale" and it was fantastic!   They each played solo works, they did some duos, and they collaborated with their friends from Hebron and Flower Mound high schools (they called themselves the Flobron Trombone Ensemble) on some large ensemble works. Here's a link to their full recital:

Posaune Royale

The members of the studio have already gotten to know Hiram and Matt pretty well, and we are all excited and eager to star working with them in a few weeks!  I'm sure we'll all be hearing a lot more from these young men over the years.  Welcome to the family, guys!