Natalie Mannix, principal trombonist of the Delaware Symphony, is an avid soloist, chamber musician, orchestral performer and educator. In fall of 2016 she began her current position as Assistant Professor of Trombone at the University of North Texas after teaching 8 years at Towson University in Baltimore. Previously, she was a member of the United States Navy Band in Washington, DC for over 9 years where she performed with the brass quintet, concert and ceremonial band.
She has appeared as guest artist and clinician at colleges and conferences throughout North America, including the 2016 and 2013 International Trombone Festival, the International Women’s Brass Conference, the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic and the American Trombone Workshop. In addition to frequent performances with the Baltimore Symphony, Natalie has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington Opera and Kennedy Center Orchestras, the Washington Trombone Ensemble, the 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 two chamber music CDs: 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.
As Euphonium soloist, Dr. Mannix won first place in the Leonard Falcone International Solo Competition and toured Europe as soloist with the Blue Lake International Band. She was also solo Euphonium for the Imperial Brass Band in New Jersey and a finalist in the International Tuba Euphonium Conference solo competition.
An avid brass pedagogue, Natalie has taught trombone at Shepherd and Georgetown Universities and has served on the faculty of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan. She has adjudicated international and area solo and ensemble competitions and serves on the Board of Advisors and as chair of the Competition Committee for the International Trombone Association. She serves on the Board of Directors of 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 Edwards Instrument Company.
Natalie premiered the wind band version of Dorothy Gates's Servant of Peace with the U.S. Army Band at the American Trombone Workshop in March 2018. See Media tab to watch.
Solo CD Release! Breaking Ground: A Celebration of Women Composers. See Media for more information.
See David Brubeck's August 2017 interview with Natalie on his webpage www.davidbrubeck.com.
Natalie's article on the UNT Brass Studios appeared in the August edition of the Brass Herald Magazine.
Natalie performed a joint solo recital with Ava Ordman, Professor of Trombone at Michigan State University, the University of North Texas and at the 2017 International Women's Brass Conference at Rowan University. Both trombonists performed works from their new CDs featuring women composers. Natalie also performed with the Monarch Brass, the conference's premier brass ensemble.
The Monarch Brass trombonists
appeared on the cover of the
International Trombone Association
Journal after performing at the
International Trombone Festival in 2016
in New York City.
Natalie wrote an article on the Monarch
Brass Trombone section for the
Natalie was interviewed by composer, Lauren Bernofsky, for the Brass Herald Magazine. The two-page article featured photos, questions about Natalie's career and
information on the commissioning and
recording process for her upcoming solo
CD, Breaking Ground: A Celebration of
Women Composers. Click here to order
a copy or subscribe to Brass Herald.
Natalie will be playing a recital at the International Trombone Festival on June 9th at 2pm. The festival will be held at The Juilliard School in New York City. The conference will also feature a concert by the Monarch Brass on Wednesday night and a panel discussion involving the women trombonists of Monarch Brass. Click here for more information.
Natalie was featured on the cover of the summer 2015 International Trombone Association Journal as well as an article on women trombonists in the U.S.