Elizabeth Toles

Visiting Assistant Professor of Trombone, Oklahoma State University

Elizabeth Toles is a dynamic musician and passionate music educator. Originating from Stilwell, Kansas, Elizabeth completed her undergraduate studies at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and is poised to graduate with a Master’s degree in Music Performance from the University of Georgia in May. Beginning fall 2024, Elizabeth will be Visiting Assistant Professor of Trombone at Oklahoma State University.

Elizabeth’s love for exploring diverse musical genres and ensemble settings has been a driving force throughout her musical journey. She has participated in a wide variety of musical ensembles, ranging from large ensembles to chamber music to several accomplishments as a soloist. Notably, Elizabeth was invited to perform with the Athena Brass Band and Georgia Brass Band, and was also a featured soloist with the UGA British Brass Band on their most recent concert. Additionally, she also appears on the Oklahoma State University Jazz Orchestra’s album Room 118.

As a member of her undergraduate jazz trombone ensemble, Elizabeth performed a recital at the 2022 International Trombone Festival as a prize for winning the International Trombone Association Kai Winding Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition. She also was a member of the winning ensemble in the Ginger Turner Ensemble Competition at the 2019 International Women’s Brass Conference.

During her time at Oklahoma State University, Elizabeth was an active member of the music school community and was a member of Kappa Kappa Psi, Sigma Alpha Iota, and the National Association for Music Education. In addition to being named as a drum major for three years for the OSU Cowboy Marching Band, Elizabeth was also named both a Senior of Significance and Outstanding Senior by the OSU Alumni Association and was also selected as the OSU Greenwood School of Music Outstanding Senior.