Craig Mulcahy

Trombone Artist

Craig Mulcahy

Craig Mulcahy

Principal Trombonist, National Symphony Orchestra

A native of Colorado, Craig Mulcahy joined the National Symphony Orchestra trombone section in 2006. This past October, he was appointed to the position of Principal Trombone by the NSO's new Music Director, Christoph Eschenbach. Prior to this appointment, he held the positions of Principal Trombone of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra for seven years, Second Trombone with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Principal Trombone of the Tulsa Philharmonic, and Second Trombone of the Greeley Philharmonic.

Mr. Mulcahy is also an active teacher in the area serving as adjunct faculty with both the University of Maryland and Catholic University. During his training at The Juilliard School in 1998, he won the first annual Zellmer-Minnesota Orchestra Trombone Competition. He also holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Colorado. During the summers, Mr. Mulcahy frequently performs with the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson, WY, where he enjoys hiking its many trails. In his free time, he loves spending time with his wife, Kathleen, and 2 year old daughter, Fiona.

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