Casey Maday, trombonist with the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Iowa, and the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, earned a bachelor’s degree in music performance from Northern Illinois University, a master of music in performance from DePaul University, and has completed doctoral course work in Brass Pedagogy at Indiana University.
As an active performer, he has worked with ensembles such as the Monterrey Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, Dayton Philharmonic, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Concertante di Chicago, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Trombone Quartet, Asbury Brass Quintet, The Stanley Paul Orchestra, and many others. In 2011 Mr. Maday made his solo debut with the Whiting Park Festival Orchestra.
A founding member of the Chicago Trombone Quartet, he performed at the Eastern Trombone Workshop in 2006 as the winner of the National Trombone Quartet Competition. Included in the performance was the world premiere of Rob Deemer’s Shock and Awe for trombone quartet a piece commissioned by the group specifically for this performance. The same year the quartet was a semi-finalist at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.
Mr. Maday has taught private and group brass lessons in a variety of musical styles since 1996 in the Chicago area and currently serves as Instructor of Low Brass at Grinnell College. He also serves on the trombone faculty at the Des Moines Symphony Academy where he coaches the Des Moines Youth Symphony Honors Brass Quintet as well as the Youth Orchestra Brass Section. Many of his students have advanced to All State Band and Orchestra as well as continued their musical careers at such prestigious schools as the Manhattan School of Music, Yale University, University of Illinois, and University of North Texas. Mr. Maday’s primary teachers include Peter Ellefson, Mark Fisher, and Charlie Vernon. Mr. Maday is a Conn-Selmer Performing Artist. He resides in Des Moines with his American Bulldog, Floyd.
Contact Casey Maday
Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba
I am available for low brass lessons in your home, at the Des Moines Symphony Academy, or potentially at your school with the permission of the band director.