Adam Dixon, Trombone (Low Brass)
Dr. Adam Dixon is a freelance trombonist and educator in the Greater Cincinnati area. Native to Ashland, Kentucky, Dr. Dixon began private trombone lessons while in middle school and continued throughout high school. His successes in high school include: performing with the Macy’s Great American Marching Band, winning the North American Brass Band Youth Soloist Competition, being selected as a Governor’s School of the Arts attendee, performances with the Kentucky Music Educator Association’s (KMEA) All-State Orchestra, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band, and others.
Dr. Dixon earned his Bachelor’s of Music Education from Morehead State University in 2014. While in his undergraduate studies, he served as the principal trombonist for the Morehead State University Symphony Band. He also performed with the MSU trombone choir, KMEA Intercollegiate Bands, and as the second trombonist of the Cave Run Symphony Orchestra.
In 2014, Dr. Dixon successfully auditioned and was offered enrollment at Arizona State University (ASU) to earn his Masters of Music (M.M.) in Trombone Performance while under the tutelage of Boston Symphony’s retired Bass Trombonist, Professor Douglas Yeo. While in his Master’s studies, Dr. Dixon performed with the Desert Bones Trombone Choir, ASU’s Wind Symphony and Symphony Orchestra, and multiple other professional ensembles in the Phoenix Metropolitan area.
In 2016, Dr. Dixon was offered a Teaching Assistant (T.A.) position with the trombone studio at ASU while he earned his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Trombone Performance. While in his DMA studies, Dr. Dixon worked with Dr. Bradley Edwards, who succeeded Professor Yeo, in providing private weekly lessons to undergraduate trombone majors. While in his DMA studies, Dr. Dixon also performed and directed several of the University’s small ensembles. Dr. Dixon continued to perform with several professional ensembles in the Phoenix Metropolitan area, including the Phoenix Symphony. Dr. Dixon also authored and published “Augmenting Jean Baptiste Arban’s Complete Method for Trombone Based upon the Demands of the Most-Performed Tenor Trombone Solo Literature,” in 2018.
Since having his DMA conferred in 2018, Dr. Dixon has continued to freelance in the Columbia, SC, area before moving to Cincinnati in late 2020.