Geoff Durbin, Euphonium/Trombone
Geoff Durbin is a Memphis-based euphoniumist and trombonist, enjoying an active livelihood as a performer, teacher, and clinician. A virtuosic soloist, his playing has been described as possessing "searing intensity" and "flawless technique". He receives regular invitations to perform as a guest artist throughout the United States. Of his competitive accolades, possibly the most significant is his First Prize Gold Medal finish at the 2013 Leonard Falcone Euphonium Competition. His versatility has allowed him to perform with artists such as Doc Severinsen and Ruben Studdard.
As an educator, he is Instructor of Low Brass at Ouachita Baptist University, in Arkadelphia, AR and served on the faculty at Murray State University for three years prior. Over the years members of his private studio have been regularly active on the national stage, occupying positions in the Tennessee, Texas, and Pennsylvania All State Bands, Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts, the Leonard Falcone Tuba and Euphonium Festival, the International Euphonium Institute, and the Marine Band Concerto Competition.
His primary teachers have been Dr. Brian Bowman, Dr. Gary Bird, and Dr. John Mueller, and he holds degrees from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the University of North Texas.