Michael Carver

Bass Trombone Artist

Michael Carver

Michael Carver

Bass Trombonist, Chattanooga Symphony

Instrument Specs

  • Model: B454-E
  • Bell: 1239CF
  • Slide: B-STDN
  • Tuning Slide: Yellow Single Radius
  • Leadpipe: B3 Brass

Artist Comments

"I've played Edwards since 1995 and am impressed by the consistency of the horns and the commitment to continual improvement demonstrated by the company. I enjoy the flexibility of the instrument; it is very easy to color for different repertory and styles from Mahler to Stravinsky and everything in between."

Bass trombonist Michael Carver can be heard performing with the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera at the historic Tivoli Theater in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He has also appeared with the Nashville, Huntsville, Evansville, Macon, Tuscaloosa, and Rome (Georgia) symphony orchestras. Additionally, Michael has toured China and Japan as a member of the Hollywood Film Orchestra.

A frequent performer of musical styles outside of the classical idiom, Michael has appeared with a wide variety of artists such as Doc Severinsen, Bernadette Peters, Bela Fleck, Al Jarreau, Randy Newman, ELO, The Spinners, The Four Tops, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra featuring Bill Tole, The Moody Blues, and many more.

Michael currently serves on the faculty of Dalton State College, and has also taught at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Southern College, and Lee University.

A graduate of both Georgia State University and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Michael's principal teachers have included Richard Brady at GSU and Jim Bermann, Dale Hair, and Keith Sanders at UTC.

Michael lives in Rome, Georgia, with his wife Donna, and two children Lance and Sarah.

Latest Blog Post

2018 Georgia Trombone Summit to Feature BSO Section, Gilkes, Resonant Projection

Edwards is proud to be a sponsor of the 2018 Georgia Trombone Summit, which will take place at the University of Georgia on May 23 – 26.┬áThis four-day event, hosted by Josh Bynum, will feature a stellar cast of musicians, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra trombone section (Toby Oft, Stephen Lange, and James Markey), Marshall […] more ››

In Their Own Words

Ben Osborne

"After trying many different horns over a long period of time, I finally found in the T396-A an instrument which worked with me to create the sound and feel I had been looking for. Performing on this trombone is a truly satisfying experience."

Ben Osborne
Second Trombonist, Austin Symphony
Principal Trombonist, Abilene Philharmonic