Victoria Garcia

Boston Freelance Trombonist and Alexander Technique Teacher

Victoria Garcia is a freelance trombonist in the Boston and New England area. Victoria was born and raised on Long Island, New York, and has lived in Boston since 2010. When it came time to pick an instrument to study at age nine, her mother, who was a tubist in college and working as a high school
band director, left Victoria with the following instruments to choose from: French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba and oddly, the Bassoon. When Victoria asked her mother why she couldn’t pick an instrument like the flute or clarinet, her mother said, “You can not pick an instrument you can stick in your backpack!” With that, Victoria decided to go for the big guns and picked the instrument that was as tall as she was at the time: the trombone. There has been no turning back since.

Her primary studies began with John Lieto and continued to John Faieta, former professor of trombone at The Boston Conservatory where she received her Bachelor of Music degree in 2014. She received her Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory in 2016, studying with Stephen Lange, Trombonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Victoria also studied for a short time with Joseph Alessi, principal trombonist of the New York Philharmonic in the summer of 2017 as a Participant at the prestigious Alessi Seminar.

As an orchestral musician, Mrs. Garcia has played with numerous orchestras. She often performs and tours with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Boston Lyric Opera. She also performs in regional orchestras such as the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), Odyssey Opera, Cape Symphony, and Symphony New Hampshire. Besides her orchestral experience, Victoria was the former core trombonist with the all-female touring brass quintet; Seraph Brass from 2021-2023. In 2017, Victoria and her colleagues formed a trombone quartet called “Boston Based” that competed and won the Trombone Quartet competition at the 2017 International Trombone Association (ITA) in Redlands, California. Victoria has traveled nationally and internationally performing in festivals, giving masterclasses, and offering open discussions on being an entrepreneurial musician.

Besides her musical career, Mrs. Garcia is also a certified Alexander Technique teacher. She received her certification after three years of studying the technique at Boston Conservatory at Berklee in 2017 under the tutelage of Debi Adams. Victoria has found the beautiful joy of combining the Alexander Technique
with her musical endeavors and loves teaching those interested in understanding how the technique can enhance and shape them as musicians.

“A personality as bold and outgoing as mine has met its perfect match with the T350-HB. This horn matches my energy and output without hesitation or resistance allowing me to be as expressive in music as I am in everyday life. It gives me the flexibility to express myself without using words, offering me a rich and effortless sound whether that be in orchestra, chamber music, or solo performances.”

Victoria Garcia