Eric Carlson

Tenor Trombone Artist

Eric Carlson

Eric Carlson

Second Trombonist, Philadelphia Orchestra

Instrument Specs

  • Model: T350
  • Bell: 303
  • Slide: T-BC, T-DB
  • Tuning Slide: Rose Dual Radius
  • Leadpipe: T1 Brass

Artist Comments

"My Edwards helps me make a sound that is clear and projects well in the orchestra. I have especially appreciated the modular aspect of the instrument, as it allows me to fine tune the horn for different repertoire and playing situations."

Eric Carlson has been a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 1986. Prior to joining the Philadelphia Orchestra he played with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for six seasons, and with the North Carolina Symphony for three seasons. His teaching positions have included Shaw University in Raleigh, NC, the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and Temple University in Philadelphia. He attended Wheaton College, where his major teachers were Edward Kleinhammer and Arnold Jacobs.

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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

David Sisk

"Since discovering the T350, I have been amazed with its consistency of sound, response, and resistance combined with the amount of control it provides me in regard to timbre and dynamic contrast. This trombone allows me to play the most delicate soloistic passages to the heaviest orchestral literature with equal ease. The Edwards T350 is by far the finest and most versatile instrument that I've ever played."

David Sisk
Former trombonist, USAF Band