Eastern Michigan University

College of Arts and Sciences

Music & Dance

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Dr. Donald Babcock

Trombone / Jazz Ensemble

355 Alexander Building




D.M.A., Michigan State University

M.M., University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

B.A. in Mathematics, Lawrence University

Courses Taught

  • Applied Trombone¬†
  • Jazz Ensemble


Dr. Donald Babcock maintains a busy schedule as a teacher, performer, and clinician. He currently plays principal trombone in the Ann Arbor Symphony and performs recitals locally and around the country.

Dr. Babcock has been featured in silent film score as well as in classical and jazz recordings. He has performed with the Flint Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony, Lansing Symphony, and Kalamazoo Symphony. Other performances include an appearance at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Convention in Chicago, IL, and regular radio broadcasts from Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Dr. Babcock is an active member of the International Trombone Association, and participates in the Eastern Trombone Workshop.

Dr. Babcock has studied with Curtis Olson, Vern and Jan Kagarice, Thomas Ashworth, Nick Keelan, and Dudley Bright. Dr. Babcock holds a DMA from Michigan State University, and a Master of Music from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. He completed both a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Dr. Donald Babcock is Professor of Music in the Department of Music & Dance at Eastern Michigan University where he teaches both trombone and jazz.

The School of Music & Dance is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344 • Faculty Resources