Dr. Natalie Mannix is an avid trombone soloist, chamber musician, orchestral performer and educator. Currently Assistant Professor of Trombone at Towson University, she is also principal trombonist with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra and Ash Lawn Opera Orchestra. Natalie was a member of the United States Navy Band in Washington, DC for over 9 years where she performed with the brass quintet and as soloist with the concert band in addition to the ceremonial band. She has appeared as guest artist and clinician at colleges and conferences throughout North America, including the 2013 International Trombone Festival, the International Women’s Brass Conference, the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic and the Eastern Trombone Workshop.
Dr. Mannix is an active freelancer on the east coast. She has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, The Baltimore Symphony, the Washington Opera and Kennedy Center Orchestras as well as several regional orchestras and brass ensembles. She was a featured performer on the PBS broadcast, “Live at Lincoln Center” with the Juilliard Orchestra and on a national Japanese television broadcast from Suntory Hall in Tokyo. Her recent recordings include two chamber music CDs: the grammy-nominated Interchange: Concertos by Rodrigo and Asssad 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 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, Dr. Mannix has taught trombone at Shepherd and Georgetown Universities as well as the University of Delaware and has served on the faculty of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan. She has adjudicated national and local solo and ensemble competitions and serves on the competitions committee for the International Trombone Association. She is also an active member of the International Women’s Brass Conference.
Dr. Mannix 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.