2023-24 Board Members
Trombonist Jeremy Wilson is acclaimed for the versatility and lyricism of his playing as well as his insight and commitment as a teacher. Currently Associate Professor of Trombone at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music, Wilson is something of a legend in trombone circles for winning his first-ever audition to become a member of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and its sister organization, the orchestra of the Vienna State Opera. At the time, he was the orchestras’ only American full-time member, splitting his time between second trombone, first trombone, euphonium, and bass trumpet. During his tenure in Vienna (2007-2012), Wilson performed hundreds of orchestral concerts at home and in 28 countries around the globe under the batons of the world’s leading conductors. At the Vienna State Opera, he played over 550 performances of 85 different operas and ballets, including five complete Wagner “Ring” cycles. His artistry is documented on numerous recordings, and his versatility extends to solo and chamber music performances as well. The winner of numerous awards, Wilson has also played with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Saito Kinen Orchestra at the special invitation of Maestro Seiji Ozawa. A native of Tennessee, Wilson returned to his home state in 2012 to devote more time to his young family and fulfill his long-time passion for teaching. He is highly sought as a teacher and clinician, and in addition to his full-time position at Vanderbilt, he has been a featured guest artist and given master classes and lectures throughout the United States.