Spencer Hudson

Principal Bass Trombonist, Baton Rouge Symphony; Instructor of Low Brass, Louisiana Tech University

Spencer Hudson serves as the Instructor of Low Brass at Louisiana Tech University. Prior to this appointment, Spencer served as Lecturer of Low Brass at Saint Anselm College, the instructor of non-major trombone lessons at Boston University, and as an orchestral low brass coach for The Rivers School Conservatory Youth Orchestra.

Outside of teaching, Dr. Hudson is an active performer and has worked with groups across the country. Currently, he is the principal bass trombonist for the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and is acting bass/section trombone for the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra. Along with these groups, Spencer has been the bass trombonist for the New England Repertory Orchestra and Du Bois Orchestra, and has performed with the Louisiana Philharmonic, Monroe Symphony, Opera Mississippi, and Plymouth Philharmonic. He was a featured soloist with the New England Brass Band. Along with his work in large ensembles, Dr. Hudson has seen success through various competitions. Most notably, he ranked as a finalist for the American Trombone Workshop Division II Bass Trombone Solo Competition and won the grand prize of the IWBC Ginger Turner Ensemble Competition with the Oklahoma State University Trombone Octet.

Dr. Hudson holds music degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi, Oklahoma State University, and Boston University. His primary teachers include Scott Landry, Dr. Ben McIlwain, Paul Compton, Gabe Rice, Don Lucas, and Ilan Morgenstern.

When he’s not playing the trombone, Spencer enjoys baking with his fiancée Casey and spending time with their rabbits Penelope and Gus.


Over the years I’ve had several opportunities to try different horns, but nothing has ever felt as easy to play as my Edwards. Whether in an orchestral setting, big band, or solo/chamber music, my horn allows me to do everything that I need to get the job done. My Edwards is the only horn I’ve played that lets me sound like me.”

Spencer Hudson