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Richard Harris

Professor University of Denver

Richard is Professor of Trombone at the University of Denver and is the former Assistant Principal Trombone of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. He is a regular guest with many of the US’s top symphony orchestras, including the Seattle Symphony, Boston Symphony, The Metropolitan Opera, Colorado Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic and is a former member of the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra in New York City. He has performed on Oscar winning movie soundtracks and GRAMMY award albums.

Dr. Steve Wilson

Professor University of Texas El Paso

Dr. Wilson has been active nationally and internationally as a soloist, as a member of the Continental Trombone Quartet, and as a member of the Jim Widner Big Band. His most recent collaborations have been with Bruce Adolphe, Director of Family Concerts for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Mike Block, Kaoru Watanabe, and Shane Shannon of The Silk Road Ensemble, in a new chamber music work for bass trombone, piano, cello, shinobue, and percussion in a series of performances at the Off the Hook Arts Festival in Colorado, Princeton University, and a sell-out performance at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.

Ryan Finn

Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association

Ryan Finn is a New Mexico native and alumni of the Santa Fe Youth Symphony.  He is currently the Band Director at Los Alamos Middle School where he has directed concert bands and jazz bands for the past five years.  Ryan performs locally with a number of jazz and blues bands on trombone and leads a jazz group that performs many of his original compositions, most of which are in Caribbean and Latin American styles.

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