Barry Hearn

Trombone Artist

Barry Hearn

Barry Hearn

Assistant Principal Trombonist, National Symphony Orchestra

Instrument Specs

  • Model: T396-A

Barry Hearn, a native of Bloomington,TX, is the Assistant Principal Trombonist of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC.

Barry was a member of The United States Army Ceremonial Band in Washington, DC from 2002-2009. Prior to that, he was a member of The United States Army Field Band at Fort Meade, MD, from 2000-2002. In 1995, Barry graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Texas at Arlington, where he studied with Mr. Andrew Russell. In addition to his degree at UTA, Barry earned a Master of Music from the University of Illinois, where he studied with Mr. Elliot Chasanov, and the Professional Studies Certificate from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Dr. Per Brevig.

In 1993, Hearn won the International Trombone Association's Robert Marsteller Solo Competition. Three years later, he won the ITA's Frank Smith Solo Competition. In 2003, he won the International Women's Brass Conference Grand Prize. In addition, Hearn has won second prize in the Kingsville Young Arts Solo Competition, was a finalist at the Patrons of Wisdom Competition in Toronto, and was a semifinalist at the Concert Artists Guild, St. Louis Orchestra Concerto and Sorantin Concerto Competitions.

Barry resides in Arlington, VA, with Laura, his wife of ten years, and two lovely children, Spencer and Jeremy.

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