School of Music

Brian Diehl

Artist Faculty in Trombone and Euphonium
Brian Diehl

Office Location

Corthell Hall

Faculty Office Hours Fall 2016

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:

After graduating from the Interlochen Arts Academy (where he received the Fine Arts Award for Brass) trombonist Brian L. Diehl, a Maine native, received his B.M. from Northwestern University and his M.M. from the New England Conservatory of Music (becoming the first brass player at NEC to receive the Rabb Presidential Scholarship; as well as the Theodore Presser Award). Mr. Diehl was a Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center for two seasons and worked under Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, Simon Rattle, Jeffrey Tate, and Marek Janowski. He also was selected to a three-year Fellowship with the New World Symphony, under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, with whom he toured and recorded extensively.   

Mr. Diehl is the Principal Trombonist with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, under Carolyn Kuan's Direction. He also holds the Principal Trombone position in the  Springfield Symphony Orchestra, under Kevin Rhodes Direction, which also includes performing at the Berkshire Choral Festival. He has performed with many regional orchestras and ensembles throughout New England, including:  Rhode Island Philharmonic, Albany Symphony, and Boston Modern Orchestral Project, for which he has recorded several albums of new music. 


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