Colin Wise is an active trombonist and teacher in the Washington, DC area. He currently performs with the US Navy Band and is the musical director of the US Navy Band Brass Quintet. Professor Wise holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music in Trombone Performance and Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media, along with a Master of Music from Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. His primary teachers have included David Waters, Mark Kellogg, John Marcellus, Per Brevig, Jay Friedman, Joey Sellers, and Mark Bettcher.
Professor Wise's experience as a freelance performer keeps him busy performing all types of music. He has performed with many major symphony orchestras including those in Rochester, Buffalo, Houston, San Antonio, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. He has also shared the stage with numerous contemporary jazz artists including David Liebman, John Hollenbeck, and David Finck.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
B.M., Eastman School of Music
M.M., Rice University