As a winner of the 2019 S&R Foundation Washington Award, Trombonist Brittany Lasch has appeared as a soloist with ensembles such as the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own”, the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass, and symphonies around the country. With playing described as “masterful” (Syracuse Post-Standard), Brittany is Assistant Professor of Trombone at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Brittany also performs as Principal Trombone of the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra at the Detroit Opera House.
Brittany was a winner of Astral Artist’s 2017 National Auditions. She was also the winner of the 2015 National Collegiate Solo Competition hosted by the U.S. Army Band, the 2010 Eisenberg-Fried Brass Concerto Competition, and she was the recipient of the Zulalian Foundation Award in 2014. Her trombone quartet Boston Based won the 2017 International Trombone Association’s Quartet Competition. In early 2018, Brittany was awarded 2nd place in The American Prize solo instrumentalist competition.
Brittany was a finalist in the 2015 International Trombone Association Frank Smith Solo Competition and has received prizes from the 2015 Enkor Woodwind, Brass and Percussion Competition, the 2010 Queens Symphony Young Soloist Competition, and the 2006 International Women’s Brass Conference Competition, as well as the International Trombone Association’s Larry Wiehe Solo Competition and Gilberto Gagliardi Competition. Upon graduation from the Manhattan School of Music, she received the coveted John Clark Award for outstanding accomplishment in Brass Performance.
Brittany has performed with orchestras nationwide including the Detroit Symphony, Nashville Symphony, The Florida Orchestra, Toledo Symphony Orchestra, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, the Vermont Symphony, Albany Symphony, Symphoria, and the New World Symphony in Miami Beach. She participated in the Verbier Festival Orchestra for two summers, and has also appeared at the Spoleto USA Festival, Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan, the Castleton Festival, in the National Repertory Orchestra, and at the Aspen Music Festival. She has also been a participant in the prestigious Alessi Trombone Seminar in Fossano, Italy, and in the Summer Trombone Workshop at Temple University.
As an advocate for new music, Brittany has commissioned
and performed a number of new pieces for trombone.
She recently gave the premiere of the orchestrated version
of Martin Kennedy's Theme and Variations for Trombone
and Orchestra with the BGSU Philharmonia under the
direction of Emily Brown. She also recorded the work with
the BGSU Philharmonia, to be released in 2019 on the
Albany Records label. 2019 also brings the premiere of a
few other new works, including a commissioned sonata for
trombone and piano by composer Thomas Weaver, as well
as a new work for Trombone Choir with the BGSU Bones by Jim Stephenson as part of the International Trombone Choir Consortium. Upcoming premieres include the midwest premiere of Towards Eternity by James Naigus for tenor and bass trombone with piano.
A native of Park Ridge, Illinois, Brittany Lasch earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University, where she received the Brass Department Award. She also holds a Master of Music degree from Yale School of Music. With a deep commitment to education, she has been a featured teacher and performer at events such as the American Trombone Workshop, the International Women’s Brass Conference, the UW Whitewater Trombone Day, the University of Arkansas Trombone Workshop, and Midwest Trombone Tuba Euphonium Conference at Eastern Illinois University. She has presented masterclasses at universities across the country and at pre-collegiate programs such as the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Her principal teachers include Toby Oft, Scott Hartman, and Steve Norrell.
Brittany Lasch is an Edwards Trombone Performing Artist. Brittany also proudly uses and endorses ChopSaver Lip Care.
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