Assistant Professor of Trombone
Department(s)New, Instrumental Studies, Brass
Natalie Mannix is an avid trombone soloist, chamber musician, orchestral performer and educator. Currently Associate Professor of Trombone at Towson University, she is also Principal Trombonist with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra and Ash Lawn Opera Orchestra. Natalie was a member of the United States Navy Band in Washington, DC for over 9 years where she performed with the brass quintet and as soloist with the concert band in addition to the ceremonial band.
She has appeared as guest artist and clinician at colleges and conferences throughout North America, including the 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, she has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington Opera and Kennedy Center Orchestras, The Washington Trombone Ensemble, The Monarch Brass and several regional orchestras and brass ensembles.
Her recent recordings include an upcoming solo CD: Broken 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. As Euphonium soloist, Dr. Mannix won first place in the Leonard Falcone International Solo Competition and toured Europe with the Blue Lake International Band. She was also solo Euphonium for the Imperial Brass Band in New Jersey and a finalist in the International Tuba Euphonium Conference solo competition.
An avid brass pedagogue, Dr. Mannix 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.