As the Second Place winner of the 2017-2018 American Prize, Trombonist Brittany Lasch has appeared as soloist with the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own”, the Queens Symphony, the National Repertory Orchestra, and the Manhattan School of Music Philharmonia. With playing described as “masterful” (Syracuse Post-Standard), Brittany is the Assistant Professor of Trombone at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Brittany was also recently appointed Principal Trombone of the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra at the Detroit Opera House and will begin her position at the start of the 2018-2019 season.
Brittany was a winner of Astral Artist’s 2017 National Auditions. Additionally, she was 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 was named the winner of the 2017 International Trombone Association’s Quartet 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 a variety of ensembles, including the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, the Rodney Marsalis Big Brass, the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Vermont Symphony, Albany Symphony, Springfield Symphony, Symphoria, Bangor Symphony Orchestra, 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.
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 workshops such as the Midwest Trombone Tuba Euphonium Conference at Eastern Illinois University and Trombonafide in Wichita, Kansas. She has presented masterclasses at Youngstown State University, Louisiana State University, Towson University, and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Her principal teachers include Toby Oft, Scott Hartman, and Steve Norrell.
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