Favorite Musical Memory
Playing the trombone chorale at the end of Tchaikovsky's 6th symphony when I was 15.


Trombonist Brad Edwards has appeared as a soloist before audiences in the United States and Europe. He has twice played concerti with the Army Band at the American Trombone Workshop. Audiophile magazine praised his CD, “Trombone And...” saying, “The performances are all excellent.”

Dr. Edwards teaches at Arizona State University and has previously taught at the Universities of South Carolina and the Northern Iowa. He is best known for his pedagogical books including, Lip Slurs, Lip Slur Melodies as well as the Trombone Craft, Simply Singing for Winds and Patterns and Snippets books. His newest book is The Intermediate Trombonist. He has also composed 176 one- minute audition solos for all woodwinds and brass. These solos have been adopted for all-state auditions in South Carolina and Utah and can be found at AuditionSolos.com.

His latest project has been the composition and recording of 24 Concert Pieces for trombone and piano. Recordings and videos should be released in the 2019-2020 academic year.

Dr. Edwards was a member of and soloist with the Air Force Band in Washington D.C. and has held positions as Principal Trombonist with a number of regional orchestras. He has performed with the Phoenix Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Baltimore Opera, National Symphony and Charlotte Symphony. In 2019, he performed with the Summit Brass at the Raphael Mendez Brass Institute in Denver.

Dr. Edwards holds degrees from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Hartt School of Music. His primary teachers have been Jim Olin, Tony Chipurn, Ronald Borror and Henry Schmidt. He has also studied with Joseph Alessi, Arnold Jacobs, Dave Fedderly and Milt Stevens.

For more information as well as resources, please visit the TromboneZone.org website.