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Christopher Dudley is Principal Trombone of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Aspen Festival Orchestra and the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. He graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy with the school’s highest artistic honors and received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music. In addition to the above orchestras he has performed and recorded with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia and Atlanta Symphony Orchestras, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Iris Chamber Orchestra, the Washington Symphonic Brass, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, as well as with his smooth jazz ensemble Mythology, the Rittenhouse Jazz Quartet, and the Monarch Brass. He is currently recording transcriptions of the Shostakovich string quartets with the Mir Brass Quintet and is a member of the Tres Bone, Trombone Trio.
As a teacher, Mr. Dudley carries on the traditions of his mentors: Joseph Alessi, Principal Trombone of the New York Philharmonic; Glenn Dodson, Principal Trombone emeritus of the Philadelphia Orchestra; and Steve Norrell, Bass Trombone of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. He is a member of the Trombone Faculty at the University of Maryland, teaches privately and is on the faculty of the Aspen Music Festival and School. He has also been on the faculty of the Tidewater Music Festival and the Empire Brass Quintet Symposium at Tanglewood. Chris is also in demand as a soloist and clinician at numerous trombone workshops, colleges, universities and music camps. He performs on Shires trombones and is an S.E. Shires artist.
Beyond his orchestral and chamber music engagements, Mr. Dudley is an active studio musician on trombone and the Akai Wind Synthesizer. He has composed and produced jingles for radio and television. In addition, he has released a recording of original jazz/fusion compositions entitled Lovely Daze, which is available in the Meyerhoff and Strathmore Hall gift shops.
In recent years the Baltimore Symphony has programmed Mr. Dudley’s youth concert offerings: Musical Kids, and music from Lovely Daze. He is grateful to the Baltimore Symphony for supporting his diverse musical interests.