Natalie Mannix is an avid soloist, chamber musician, orchestral performer and educator. In fall of 2016 she began her current position at the University of North Texas after teaching eight years at Towson University in Baltimore and playing principal trombone in the Delaware Symphony for 14 years. Previously, she was a member of the United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C. for over nine years where she performed with the brass quintet and concert and ceremonial bands.
Dr. Mannix has appeared as guest artist and clinician at colleges and conferences throughout North America, including the 2018, 2016 and 2013 International Trombone Festival, International Women’s Brass Conference, Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic and American Trombone Workshop. She has performed with the Dallas Symphony, Dallas Opera, Baltimore Symphony, National Symphony, Washington Opera and Kennedy Center orchestras, Washington Trombone Ensemble, Monarch Brass, Stiletto Brass 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 chamber music CDs: And If All Were Dark with Dave Taylor and the Washington Trombone Ensemble, Mozart Requiem with the Dallas Chamber Choir and Orchestra, 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 adjudicated international solo and ensemble competitions and serves on the Board of Advisors and as chair of the Competition Committee for the International Trombone Association and on the Board of Directors for 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 the Edwards Instrument Company.