JOSH BYNUM - Professor of Trombone
Since 2010, Dr. Joshua Bynum has served as 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 committed to expanding the repertoire and advocating for chamber music as an essential ingredient in school curriculum. 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. He is the 2020 recipient of the Creative Research Medal in Humanities & Arts.
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 (Christopher Theofanidis: Creation/Creator and Jonathan Leshnoff: Zohar). He is a member of Michael Stern's acclaimed IRIS Orchestra, and also regularly performs with numerous orchestras across the region, including the Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta Opera, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Augusta, and the Savannah Philharmonic.
Josh has given clinics and performances at the American Trombone Workshop, International Trombone Festival, Georgia Music Educators Association Conference, JanFest & MidFest Band Festivals, as well as for various workshops and universities across the country. He was a participant at the 2007 Alessi Seminar, and has been an invited performer for the Washington Trombone Ensemble, ITF Cramer Professor’s Choir, as well as the Professor’s Choir for the Southeast Trombone Symposium. He was a featured solo artist for the 2017 International Trombone Festival – at the University of Iowa.
Josh’s solo appearances with the various UGA Bands includes state premiere performances for John Mackey's Harvest: Trombone Concerto (2010), as well as Dana Wilson's Trombone Concerto (2017), both with the UGA Wind Ensemble. He has also appeared as featured soloist with the UGA Wind Symphony - performing Anthony Barfield's Red Sky. Other recent solo highlights include George Walker’s Trombone Concerto with the UGA Symphony Orchestra and Launy Grøndahl’s Concerto for Trombone at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival.
His solo CD Catalyst features previously unrecorded works for trombone, and is available through Potenza Music, iTunes, and Amazon. The MOD[ular] Ensemble is featured on the commercial release New Cartography, with a performance of /ping/ by Peter Van Zandt Lane.
Josh is a graduate of Temple University, the University of Iowa, and Jacksonville State University. He currently serves as the Journal Advertising Manager for the International Trombone Association, and is the editor for the ITA Journal Pedagogy Corner column. Josh is an Artist & Clinician for the Edwards Instrument Company.