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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Former “Pershing’s Own” trombone soloist Scott Shelsta will perform with the Manassas Symphony on March 1, 2014. The program will include Ferdinand David’s Concertino and Arthur Pryor’s Thoughts of Love. Details: Manassas Symphony Orchestra March 1, 2014 @ 8pm Hylton Performing Arts Center 10960 George Mason Cir, Manassas, VA 20109 more ››
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"Having been on both sides of the fence, performing on Edwards trombones and working at the factory for a time, I appreciate the amount of thought and detail that goes into the design and production of their horns. Every little detail is thought through and that gives me an unsurpassed trust in my instrument when I'm performing whether it's symphonic works, big band charts or solo literature. That trust doesn't exclusively come from the horn though, it comes from people. Being able to work extensively with Christian and the rest of the staff to shape a horn that responds and sounds the way I desire is truly one of the aspects that puts Edwards trombones above and beyond all other instrument makers in my mind."
Bass trombonist, Hawaii Symphony Orchestra