Mark Hoelscher

Trombone Artist

Mark Hoelscher

Mark Hoelscher

Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Instrument Specs

  • Model: B502-D

Mark Hoelscher is a member of the Chicago-based Millar Brass Ensemble and is an Edwards artist/clinician. He freelances with groups in the Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison areas and is an active teacher and coach.

Mark holds a Master's Degree in trombone performance from Kent State University and an undergraduate degree in trombone from Wichita State University. As a fellowship recipient at the Aspen Music Festival, he performed with the Festival Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Symphony and Festival Orchestra and studied chamber music with American Brass Quintet.

He is an active studio musician and has toured nationally and internationally with classical and pops orchestras, as well as big bands and touring shows. Hoelscher has performed with the Hamilton Philharmonic and Symphony Hamilton (Hamilton Ontario, Canada), the Canton Symphony, and was a member of the Wichita Symphony. Since moving to Milwaukee in 1993, he has performed with such groups as the Chicago Sinfonietta, Milwaukee Symphony, Elgin Symphony, Chicago Civic Orchestra, Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, Present Music, Madison Symphony Orchestra, and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra.

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An Interview with Toby Oft

Toby Oft is the principal trombonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He recently sat down with me to discuss the BSO section,┬ámusic careers, equipment, and much more. It seems like yesterday that we were at Tanglewood fitting the section and you were discussing your yearly schedule (symphony, solo, pops, Tanglewood summers, teaching). How have the […] more ››

In Their Own Words

Frank Gulino

"Playing Edwards trombones has benefited me tremendously as both a performer and a composer. Not only does my Edwards provide me with the finest playing experience available, but the outstanding flexibility and other characteristics of the horn continue to inform my writing for the instrument. I look forward to writing for the trombone for a very long time, due in no small part to Edwards having redefined the musical possibilities for this instrument."

Frank Gulino
Composer and Bass Trombonist, Arlington, VA