D. Phillip Truex, Artist-in-Residence in Trombone
A native of Binghamton, New York, Phillip Truex is a versatile performer and teacher, holding dual bachelors degrees from Ithaca College in Music Performance and Education, and a Master of Music from the University of Northern Colorado.
Currently the acting bass trombonist for the Albany Symphony Orchestra and the Peach State Orchestra, Phillip also performs with the Atlanta Opera, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra, the Macon Symphony Orchestra, the Macon Pops, Joe Gransden's Big Band, the Equinox Orchestra, the Georgia Brass Band, and Il Brasso Magnifico. A previous resident of northern Colorado, Phil has held positions with the Colorado Jazz Orchestra, 9th and Lincoln Jazz Orchestra, the Greeley Chorale, and the Larmier Chorale. Phillip has appeared on several recordings for UNC Jazz Press, and has performed at the Greeley Jazz Festival and the Telluride Jazz Celebration. He has worked with artists such as the New York Voices, Patti Austin, Jeff Coffin, Donny McCaslin, Benny Green, Jeff Hamilton, Terell Stafford, Jeff Clayton, Craig Mulcahy, and many others.
As a teacher, Phillip commands over a decade of teaching experience, and now he maintains a small studio of low brass students of all ages and abilities. While remaining in high demand as a clinician and teacher he performs widely in southeast, but calls Atlanta, Georgia his home. Fondly referred to as 'Mr. T' by his students, he is the Trombone Teaching Artist and Wind Ensemble Director for the Atlanta Music Project, and also serves as the Trombone Instructor for the FAME instrumental Conservatory at New Manchester High School. His students frequently audition into GMEA district honor band, GMEA all-state band, perform in various youth bands and symphonies in Metro Atlanta, and attend Governor's Honors Programs.
Phillip always looks to share his knowledge with students that have a love for music, be it with professional goals, or just to learn and polish a passion for music that can last a lifetime.