About Brad Edwards

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 books are The Melodious books (The Melodious Trombone, The Melodious Bass Trombone and soon others). 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 the AuditionSolos website. A recent project was the composition and recording of 24 Concert Pieces for trombone and piano.

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. Recently, he has performed with the Summit Brass at the Rafael 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.

Brad Edwards is a Greenhoe Artist. (Model: GB4-1G)

This is from a recital at the University of Delaware in March, 2019. Julie Nishimura performed on the piano.

Here’s a piece I commissioned from Inez McComas as part of a consortium project. It deals with the subject of homelessness by presenting quotes with Cynthia English a woman who bravely speaks of 6 years of homelessness. This piece was premiered at the American Trombone Workshop in March, 2020. The recording was made later that spring.