Dr. Alfred & D. Suzi Osher School of Music

Brian Diehl

Artist Faculty in Trombone and Euphonium
Brian Diehl

Office Location

Corthell Hall

Faculty Office Hours Spring 2021

Varies, Monday or Friday afternoons by appointment only.



Academic Degrees

  • Bachelor of Music, Northwestern University
  • Master of Music, New England Conservatory of Music


About Brian Diehl:

Brian Diehl is a Boston based trombonist who performs and teaches throughout New England. He is entering his ninth year as Principal Trombonist with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Carolyn Kuan.  Since 2007, he has also held the position of Principal Trombone with the  Springfield Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Kevin Rhodes, which had also included performing at the Berkshire Choral International Festival.  Since September 2016, he has also performed with the newly formed Berkshire Opera Festival Orchestra (Madame Butterfly, RigolettoAriadne auf Naxos, and Don Pasquale).  Additionally, he has performed with many regional orchestras and ensembles throughout New England, including the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Albany Symphony, Portland Symphony, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, and Boston Modern Orchestral Project (for which he has recorded several albums of new music). Mr. Diehl has also performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, and Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra.

Former Principal Trombonist of the Sarasota Orchestra  (then named the Florida West Coast Symphony), Mr. Diehl has also performed with the Florida Orchestra (Tampa), and most notably with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, where he made a recording in 1989:  Verdi's Opera Highlights with Sir Georg Solti. He has also performed under such notable conductors as Luciano Berio, Leonard Bernstein, Eduarto Mata, Gunther Schuller, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Stephan Sanderling, Bernard Haitink, Jahja Ling, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Leonard Slatkin.