Cloudlands is a short pastoral tone poem for solo trombone and trombone choir inspired by Cloudland Canyon in the extreme northwestern corner of my native state of Georgia. Living up to its name, the canyon is often shrouded in mist and only reveals its dramatic angles and vibrant colors after ascending the surrounding foothills. During heavy rain, several small waterfalls spring to life along the trails and provide a dynamic contrast to the brooding landscape. My composition is a depiction of my fond memories of the canyon when I visited it as a young university student - from the sonorous harmonies of the misty cliffs to the exciting hike past cascading falls and rocky peaks. This work was commissioned by Dr. Drew Leslie and the Colorado State University Trombone Choir and premiered at the 2023 International Trombone Festival with Daniel Watt, University of Wyoming, soloist.