George Curran


Artist-in-Residence in Trombone


Bass trombonist George Curran began his first season with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in the fall of 2006, the same year he joined the faculty at Kennesaw State University. Prior to his appointment with the ASO, Mr. Curran performed with the New World Symphony from 2004-2006. A native of Farmington Hills, Michigan, he received his BME from Central Michigan University in 2000 and MM from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 2002. His principal teachers have been John Rojak and Peter Norton.


Mr. Curran has performed extensively around the United States, including with the Cincinnati, North Carolina, West Virginia & New Haven Symphonies, the Chicago Civic & Louisville Orchestras, and Dayton Philharmonic. He was also a member of the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra.


As a soloist and chamber musician, Mr. Curran has also been successful in competitions, winning the Eastern Trombone Workshop Solo Competition in 2003 and solo competitions at both of his alma maters. At the 2002 International Trombone Festival, he was a member of the Quartet Competition Winner and was finalist in the Yaxley Solo Competition.


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