Elysian Trombone Consort

Elysian Trombone Consort

Timothy Anderson, Brett Shuster, Nathan Siler, trombones
Chad Arnow, bass trombone

Formed in 2009, the Elysian Trombone Consort continues with its passion for trombone chamber music. The consort has performed recitals at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), University of Southern California, Mesa College (San Diego), the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, Elizabethtown State Theatre (KY) and the historic Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church in Baltimore. They have also performed a featured recital at the 2012 College Music Society National Convention in San Diego.

Committed to the continued development of new repertoire for trombone ensemble, the Elysian Trombone Consort has premiered works by David Fetter, Rodney Oakes and Don Bowyer. In addition, the quartet will premiere a new work by Matt Vandegriff in 2013. The group has also premiered John Crouch’s Concerto for Four Trombones and Wind Ensemble with the Peabody Wind Ensemble in Baltimore and performed this concerto with the CCM Wind Ensemble. Upon hearing a recording of his Trombone Quartet, composer Walter Ross exclaimed, “WOW! What a super performance! I have never heard that piece done so well, with such energy, precision and spirit!”

Timothy Anderson is Assistant Professor of Trombone at the University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music. In addition, he serves as principal trombone of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. He also performs regularly with the Cincinnati and Columbus Symphony Orchestras and as a soloist and clinician.

Chad Arnow has been the bass trombonist of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra since 2000. He is a frequent performer with the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops and is on the faculties of Xavier University and the College of Mt. St. Joseph. In addition, he has performed with the Columbus Symphony, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and the West Virginia Symphony.

Grammy Winner Brett Shuster is the Professor of Trombone at the University of Louisville and the interim principal trombone of the Louisville Orchestra. He has been a member of the Chestnut Brass Company and performed with the San Diego Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Vermont Symphony, Arizona Opera and Boston Philharmonic. He is the trombonist with the Louisville Brass and a frequent performer with the Louisville Orchestra.

Founding member Nathan Siler currently serving as auxillary second trombone of the Louisville Orchestra. He has served as principal trombone with the Orquestra de la SEC in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico and as a member of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Additional appearances include the Cleveland Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, Louisville Orchestra and Tucson Symphony and Dayton Philharmonic. He has also performed with Randy Newman, Wayne Shorter and the American Brass Quintet.