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 Casey Maday

 Adjunct Faculty

 Casey Maday




    Trombonist Casey Maday grew up in the small town of Antioch, IL and now is Principal Trombonist with the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra and the Sarasota Opera. Before moving to Jacksonville Florida in June of 2018 he was the premier trombonist of Iowa holding tenured positions as Principal Trombone of Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Iowa, and the Waterloo Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, as well as substitute Principal Trombone for the Quad Cities Symphony. As an active performer, he has worked with ensembles such as the Minnesota Orchestra, Sarasota Orchestra, the Florida Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony, Monterrey Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, Omaha Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Chicago Trombone Quartet, Asbury Brass Quintet, The Stanley Paul Orchestra, and many others. You can also hear him performing for touring Broadway shows regularly in the orchestra pit of the Civic Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Recent performances include: Aladdin, Sound of Music, Evita, Pippin, Cinderella, Lion King, Newsies, Book of Mormon, Beautiful, and more. In March 2016, Mr. Maday performed the Concertino by Ferdinand David as well as Blue Bells of Scotland by Arthur Pryor with the Fort Dodge Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Maday can be heard on the DVDs Symphony in Sculpture and Symphony in Sculpture II with the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, as well as The Power of Music DVD with Ethan Bortnick, Damian McGinty, and Jane Monheit.
Mr. Maday has taught private and group brass lessons in a variety of musical styles since 1996 and has served as adjunct professor of Trombone at University of North Florida, Drake University, and Grinnell College. He currently serves as the trombone faculty at the Douglas Anderson School for the Arts in Jacksonville as well as the Des Moines Symphony Academy where he coaches the Des Moines Youth Symphony Honors Brass Quintet and 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 DePaul University, Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory, Yale University, University of Illinois, and University of North Texas. Mr. Maday is an Edwards Performing Artist and is an in-demand clinician with recent masterclasses at University of Florida, Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, and the Kansas City Conservatory. Mr. Maday’s primary teachers include Peter Ellefson, Mark Fisher, and Charlie Vernon.
Mr. Maday is an avid fisherman and loves chasing Saltwater fish with his wife, Dr. Erin Bodnar near their home in Jacksonville, Florida.