JOSH BYNUM - Associate Professor of Trombone

Dr. Joshua L. Bynum is Associate Professor of Trombone at the University of Georgia and trombonist with the Georgia Brass Quintet, and the MOD[ular] Contemporary Chamber Ensemble. He is a founding member of Resonant Projection, a professional trombone quartet with a mission to expand the range and style of quartet repertoire, and to help integrate chamber music into the curriculum for young musicians.  

In the summers, Josh serves as trombone artist/faculty for the Sewanee Summer Music Festival.  He has also been on summer faculty for the Festival of Vale Veneto, in the Rio Grande de Sul region of Brazil.


Josh performs regularly as first-call substitute with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, including the entire 2015-16 season.  He has recorded two releases with the ASO (ChristopherTheofanidis: Creation/Creator and Jonathan Leshnoff: Zohar). He also regularly performs with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Augusta and the IRIS Orchestra.   Josh has held positions in the Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Tuscaloosa, and Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestras, and has also performed with the Arkansas, Quad City, and Shreveport Symphony Orchestras, along with the Joffrey and Stuttgart Ballet companies.

Josh has given clinics and performances at the Eastern Trombone Workshop, International Trombone Festival, Georgia Music Educators Association Conference, as well as for various workshops and universities across the country.  He has been an invited performer for the Washington Trombone Ensemble, the Cramer Professor’s Choir at the International Trombone Festival, as well as the Professor’s Choir for the Southeast Trombone Symposium. Josh was a participant at the 2007 Alessi Seminar, and has given the Georgia premieres for John Mackey's Harvest: Trombone Concerto (2010), as well as Dana Wilson's Trombone Concerto (2017), both with the UGA Wind Ensemble.  In the fall of 2017, he will perform Anthony Barfield's Red Sky with the UGA Wind Symphony.  His solo CD Catalyst is available through Potenza Music, iTunes, and Amazon.  


Josh is a graduate of Temple University, the University of Iowa, and Jacksonville State University. His teachers include Nitzan Haroz, David Gier, and James Roberts, with additional significant instruction from Joseph Alessi, Glenn Dodson, and David Perkel. Josh currently serves as the Journal Advertising Manager for the International Trombone Association and is an Artist & Clinician for the Edwards Instrument Company.


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