Dr. John Marcellus, Professor of Trombone Emeritus of the Eastman School of Music retired after 36 years as Director of the Eastman Trombone Choir and a member of the Eastman Brass. He was appointed Professor of Trombone in 1978 after a worldwide search for an heir to carry on the legacy of Eastman’s legendary Professor of Trombone, Emory Remington (1922-1972), the Chief. Doc Marcellus is internationally known as a soloist for his performances and recordings as Principal Trombone of the National Symphony Orchestra (John F. Kennedy Center-Washington DC) and soloist with the United States Navy Band. He is a respected brass pedagogue and international recording artist who has accomplished a stunning record of former students successfully winning major symphony orchestra auditions and appointments to some of the most prestigious music faculties in the world. Doc’s protégés and former students can be found playing in the likes of the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Jacksonville (Fl) Symphony, Florida Symphony Orchestra, Miami Philharmonic, Florida Philharmonic, Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, Toledo Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Tulsa Philharmonic, Welsh National Radio Orchestra, La Scala (Italy) Opera Orchestra, Helsingborg(Sweden) Symphony, Stockholm(Sweden) Philharmonic, Bournemouth(England) Symphony, Birmingham(England) Symphony Orchestra, Dortmund (Germany) Opera Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, the military bands of West Point, U.S. Marine Band, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Navy Band, U.S. Air Force Band, U.S. Army Band, U.S. Army Field Band and the professional ensembles of the River City Brass Band, Burning River Brass, Washington Symphonic Brass, Brass Band of Battle Creek, Woody Herman Band, Buddy Rich Band, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Former students appointed to music faculties include: Yale University, Manhattan School of Music, UCLA, University of Northern Colorado in Greely, University of Central Washington, Interlochen Arts Academy, University of Northern Arizona, Penn State University, University of West Texas, Texas A&M, Western Carolina University, Boston University, Texas Tech, University of Kansas, Wheaton College, and the University of Southern Arkansas among others.Dr. Marcellus is currently Principal Trombone of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Bemus Bay Pops Symphonic Orchestra and a performing artist for Courtois Trombones of the Buffet-Crampon US Company.

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