Michael D. McGuire
Mission Viejo CA 92692
Qualifications and Education:
Studied with Henry C. Smith III (former principal, Phila. Orchestra), M. Dee Stewart (former Second with Phila.), Douglas Edelman (Met Opera Orchestra co-principal) and Robert S Harper (late Bass Trombonist with Phila.)
Bachelor of Music, Temple University College of Music, Performance/minor in Education.
Worked with: Phila. Orchestra as sub; Pennsylvania Opera Orchestra; Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra; The Performance Organization (Phila. Based accompaniment orchestra in the 80’s); The Savoy Opera of Phila; Society of Ancient Instruments; The Pennsylvania Sinfonia; The Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra; The Concerto Soloists; The Orchestra Society of Philadelphia; Music at Abington, and others.
Conductors worked with include: Eugene Ormandy; Aldo Ceccato; George Steinberg; Robert Page; Max Rudolf; Sean Deibler; Michael Kemp; and many lesser or unknown conductors throughout the Mid-Atlantic region
Founded, Directed my own professional Trombone ensemble, Philabone from 1982 through 1995.
Have performed with San Jose Wind Symphony; The Swing Solution (big band), as well as subbing with the Santa Cruz Symphony and Mission Chamber Orchestra (Emily Ray, conductor); played a Summer, 2004 six week run as bass trombonist for Music Man at Cabrillo Stage in Santa Cruz, CA. Currently perform with Bones West as bass trombonist (section) and soloist. Regularly sub for various big bands in Orange County on bass trombone.
Perform well in: Wind Symphony; Chamber music; Symphonic; Big Band; Liturgical music; most forms utilizing written parts and scores, regardless of era or style.
With Philabone, introduced the sound of between five and twenty-five trombones to a wide audience in the Philadelphia area.
Created performance opportunities for the best freelance musicians in the Delaware Valley while manager/founder of The Performance Organization, an accompaniment orchestra for the best choruses in the area, including the Choral Arts Society, The Mendelsohn Club and others.
Became orchestrator/arranger for Music at Abington under Michael Kemp.
Contracted 37 piece orchestra for Henry Mancini in 1971.
Have had my entire library for Trombone ensemble copied into the University of Georgia music library (1996
Performed untold amounts of music for various churches – much of it arranged by me for specific instances.
Teaching music and low brass in private and public schools, as well as to individual students.
Low Brass Coach for Trabucco hills High School – 2005-2006 – also part-time conductor of Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band