B.M. (Tennessee); M.M. (North Texas)
Associate Professor of Trombone
Jeremy Wilson is Associate Professor of Trombone at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music. Prior to his appointment at Blair, he was a member of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and its sister organization, the orchestra of the Vienna State Opera. He joined those orchestras at the age of 25 after winning what was his first-ever orchestral audition, and in 2010 became one of just a handful of Americans to have ever been made a full member of the Vienna Philharmonic Society.
He performed hundreds of concerts as a “Wiener Philharmoniker,” the vast majority of which were under the batons of the world’s leading conductors. Wilson was privileged to travel extensively while with the Philharmonic, performing in 28 countries throughout Europe, East Asia, the Middle East, Australia and North America.
At the Vienna State Opera, one of the world’s finest and busiest opera houses, he played more than 550 performances of 85 different operas and ballets, including five complete Wagner Ring cycles.
Wilson performed as guest principal trombonist with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra during their 2013-14 classical series, and has also performed with the Saito Kinen Festival Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Wilson is an active soloist and clinician. He has been a featured guest artist at the International Trombone Festival and the Eastern Trombone Workshop, and has given many solo recitals, concerto performances, master classes and lectures around the United States. He has won numerous solo competitions, including the ITA’s Frank Smith Competition and the Eastern Trombone Workshop National Solo Competition, which he won four consecutive times.
As a jazz artist, he was a member of the North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band and the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra, and won several national and international competitions as lead trombonist for Tennessee Trombonery, a jazz trombone ensemble from the University of Tennessee.
Wilson holds degrees from the University of Tennessee (BM 2005), where he was a Presser Scholar, and the University of North Texas (MM 2011), where he was a graduate teaching fellow. He studied with Don Hough, Vern Kagarice, Jan Kagarice, Tony Baker and Tom Lundberg.