Sunderman Conservatory of Music

Colin Wise

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Sunderman Conservatory of Music



Campus Box 0403


B.M., Eastman School of Music
M.M., Rice University

Prof. Colin Wise is an active trombonist and teacher in the Washington, DC area. He currently performs with the U.S. Navy Band and is a member of widely acclaimed U.S. Navy Band Brass Quintet, along with serving as the principal trombonist of the McLean Orchestra.

Wise holds a Bachelor of Music degree with performer’s certificate 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.

Wise's experience as a freelance performer keeps him busy performing all types of music. He has performed and recorded 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.