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Joshua Bynum

Professor of Trombone

Hailed for his “inspiring energy, clear musical conviction, and warm lyrical tone” (International Trombone Association Journal), Dr. Josh Bynum keeps an active schedule balancing roles as educator, soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral trombonist.

​Since 2010, he 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 curricula. 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, and has recently been named as a Senior Teaching Fellow. 

​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 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 the editor for the ITA Journal Pedagogy Corner column. Josh is an Artist & Clinician for the Edwards Instrument Company.

For more information, please visit the UGA Trombone Studio or Dr. Bynum's site.


University of Iowa - Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance & Pedagogy
Temple University - Master of Music in Trombone Performance 
Jacksonville State University - Bachelor of Music Education

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The UGA Trombone Choir provides a musical outlet for studio members and non-majors alike.  Directed by Dr. Josh Bynum, this group meets twice each week, and features a variety of musical styles and creative opportunities for the students (including conducting, arranging, and soloing).  Repertoire for the Trombone Choir ranges from original literature to transcriptions of classical and popular music. We are also committed to new repertoire, having participated in several commission consortiums.   

In addition to campus concert and engagements, the UGA Trombone Choir has been a featured ensemble at the GMEA Conference, JanFest Showcase, UGA Spotlight on the Arts, and also performs at UGA Athletic Events. 


The Hodgson Trombone Ensemble is a select group of 8-12 members from the UGA Trombone Studio. This modular group is comprised of up to three trombone quartets, performing in a variety of combinations.  The Hodgson Trombone Ensemble has one extended rehearsal each week, and is driven by the benefits of chamber music.   Repertoire consists of musically and technically demanding original works and arrangements that showcase the abilities and qualities of the group.   

In addition to campus and community engagements, the Hodgson Trombone Ensemble has been featured at the International Trombone Festival, American Trombone Workshop,  GMEA In-Service Conference. This group is designed for ease of outreach, and performs regularly for area schools, retirement communities, and music guilds. 

Seminars by Joshua Bynum
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