Casey Maday

Principal Trombonist, Des Moines Symphony Orchestra

Trombonist Casey Maday grew up in the small town of Antioch, IL, and now is Principal Trombonist with the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra. Before moving to Jacksonville, Florida, in June of 2018, he was the premier trombonist of Iowa holding tenured positions as Principal Trombone of the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Iowa, and the Waterloo Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, as well as substitute Principal Trombone for the Quad Cities Symphony. As an active performer, he has worked with ensembles such as the Minnesota Orchestra, Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic, Sarasota Orchestra, the Florida Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony, Monterrey Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, Omaha Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, NuDeco Ensemble, Chicago Trombone Quartet, Asbury Brass Quintet, and many others. You can also hear him performing for touring Broadway shows regularly in the orchestra pit of the Civic Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Recent performances include Aladdin, Sound of Music, Evita, Pippin, Cinderella, Lion King, Newsies, Book of Mormon, Beautiful, and more. In March 2016, Mr. Maday performed the Concertino by Ferdinand David as well as Blue Bells of Scotland by Arthur Pryor with the Fort Dodge Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Maday can be heard on the DVDs Symphony in Sculpture and Symphony in Sculpture II with the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, as well as The Power of Music DVD with Ethan Bortnick, Damian McGinty, and Jane Monheit.

Mr. Maday currently serves as the trombone faculty at the Douglas Anderson School for the Arts in Jacksonville as well as an adjunct professor of trombone at the University of North Florida. Many of his students have advanced to All-State Band and Orchestra as well as continued their musical careers at such prestigious schools as DePaul University, Northwestern University, Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory, Yale University, University of Illinois, and University of North Texas. Mr. Maday is an Edwards Performing Artist and is an in-demand clinician with recent masterclasses at Florida State University, University of Florida, Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, and the Kansas City Conservatory. Mr. Maday’s primary teachers include Peter Ellefson, Mark Fisher, and Charlie Vernon.

Mr. Maday is an avid fisherman and loves chasing Saltwater fish with his wife, Dr. Erin Bodnar and dog, Igor in Jacksonville, Florida.

“The ease of producing a beautiful sound is what led me to Edwards instruments. They are the most efficient and consistent trombones I have ever played.”

Casey Maday