Ross Holcombe

Professional Experience

Ross Holcombe is the principal trombonist of the Spokane Symphony Orchestra, and also holds the
position of associate principal/second trombonist of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. Ross has
previously served as the principal trombonist of both the Plymouth and Neponset Valley Philharmonic
Orchestras in Massachusetts. Outside of his regular schedule Ross has appeared with numerous other
orchestras, including performances as principal trombonist with the Seattle Symphony, Bellingham Festival,
and Boston Philharmonic Orchestras, and second trombonist with the Oregon Symphony, Rhode Island
Philharmonic, Albany Symphony, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, New Bedford Symphony, and the New
World Symphony.

Solo engagements include performances with the Spokane Symphony of John Mackey's Harvest: Concerto for
Trombone. Ross has also been featured as a soloist and guest performer at the Eastern Trombone Workshop
as a member of the Frequency Band, and has presented solo recitals at the Florida State University,
Gonzaga University, and New England Conservatory. As a younger musician, Ross was heard as a soloist
on NPR's radio show, From the Top. Ross is a founding member of the Spokane Brass Quintet, and has
collaborated in other chamber music performances with members of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and
the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Currently serving on the faculties of Eastern Washington, Gonzaga, and Whitworth Universities, Ross has
also presented masterclasses at schools across the United States, including Drake University, the University
of Montana, and the University of South Florida. An avid composer and arranger for brass, Ross' music
has received performances by the Atlantic Brass Quintet, the Vermont Symphony Brass Quintet, and the
Spokane Brass Quintet, as well as by the trombone choirs at the New England Conservatory, Eastern
Washington University, and the University of Montana.