Natalie Mannix, Principal Trombonist of the Delaware Symphony, is an avid soloist, chamber musician, orchestral performer, and educator. In fall of 2016, she began her current position as Assistant Professor of Trombone at the University of North Texas after teaching for seven years at Towson University in Baltimore. Previously, she was a member of the United States Navy Band in Washington, DC for over nine years where she performed with the brass quintet, concert, and ceremonial bands.
She has appeared as guest artist and clinician at colleges and conferences throughout North America, including the 2016 and 2013 International Trombone Festival, the International Women’s Brass Conference, the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic and the Eastern Trombone Workshop. Natalie is an active freelancer on the east coast. In addition to frequent performances with the Baltimore Symphony, Natalie has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington Opera and Kennedy Center Orchestras, the Washington Trombone Ensemble and several regional orchestras and brass ensembles. A new music advocate, she has commissioned several works for trombone and continues to perform and promote music by emerging composers.
Her recent recordings include a solo album, Breaking Ground: A Celebration of Women Composers and two chamber music CDs: the Grammy-nominated Interchange: Concertos by Rodrigo and Assad with the Delaware Symphony and the LA Guitar Quartet; and Shadowcatcher: Music for Winds, Brass and Percussion.
An avid brass pedagogue, Natalie has taught trombone at Shepherd and Georgetown Universities and has served on the faculty of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan. She has adjudicated international and area solo and ensemble competitions and serves on the competitions committee for the International Trombone Association. She is also an active member of the International Women’s Brass Conference.
Natalie received her degrees from the University of Michigan, The Juilliard School and her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Catholic University. She is a performing artist for Edwards Instrument Company.