John Thevenet

Trombone Artist

John Thevenet

John Thevenet

Bass Trombonist, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Instrument Specs

  • Model: B454
  • Bell: 987CF
  • Slide: B-DBN
  • Tuning Slide: Rose
  • Leadpipe: B2 Brass


John Thevenet was born in Dallas, Texas, and graduated from J.J. Pearce High School in 1990. He received a Bachelor of Music Performance from Indiana University where he studied with Edwin Anderson, former bass trombonist of the Cleveland Symphony. In 1994, John moved back to Dallas where he began teaching a studio of 60 students. While in Texas, he was bass trombonist of the Tyler Symphony Orchestra and also performed with the Richardson Symphony Orchestra and Dallas Wind Symphony.

In 1998, John joined the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. During his tenure with the symphony, John attended several music festivals, including Tanglewood Music Festival in Lennox, Massachusetts, and Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan. In 2001, John joined the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Christopher Seaman and currently under the direction of Jorge Mester. In September, 2011, John will join the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

John currently resides in Naples, Florida with his wife, Mylene, and stepdaughter, Kaitlin.

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