Bio

headshotMichael Rushman is a professional freelance trombonist and music educator in the Southern California region. In his career, he has performed with many local orchestras, including the Young Artists Symphony Orchestra of Los Angeles, American Youth Symphony, YMF Debut Orchestra, Symphony Irvine, Dana Point Symphony,  in world-renown venues such as Walt Disney Concert Hall, Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, and the Nixon Memorial Library. He also performs with various chamber groups, including Brass Jubilee and Trombone Time Machine.

An avid supporter of arts in the community, Michael was a founding member of Trombone Time Machine, a trombone quartet dedicated to bringing engaging chamber music performances to underserved community members in Los Angeles, sponsored by the Max H. Gluck Foundation.

Throughout his career Michael has been honored to be a part of many world premieres of new compositions, including legendary cellist Fred Katz’s “Journeying” trilogy for chamber ensemble, Juan Colomer’s “Symphonic Genesis” with the Dana Point Symphony, and Joshua Rodriguez’s symphonic work “Condor: de los llanos al cielo” with Symphony Irvine.

Michael received his Master of Music degree in trombone performance from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, studying under Dr. Terry Cravens. Before that, he studied with David Stetson, trombonist of the Pacific Symphony, at Chapman University in Orange, CA, where he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree in Trombone Performance and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy.

 

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