Reno Philharmonic Orchestra
James Albrecht joined the music faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno in the fall of 2018. He is also the principal trombonist of the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra and a member of the Great Basin Brass Quintet. Prior to his appointment in Reno, he served on the faculty at the University of Akron in Ohio and was the 2nd trombonist in the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.
As an orchestral musician, he has served as acting utility trombone with the Pittsburgh Symphony and was a member of the New World Symphony in Miami, FL. He has also performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Nashville Symphony, the Colorado Symphony, the Hawaii Symphony, the Charleston Symphony, and many regional orchestras across the country.
As a chamber musician, Dr. Albrecht is a frequent clinician and performer with the Great Basin Brass Quintet. He is a member of the Southeast Trombone Symposium Professors choir. He was also a member of the Sequenza Trombone Quartet and has performed with Cleveland’s Burning River Brass.
As a clinician, Dr. Albrecht has given masterclasses at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Duquesne University, University of Memphis, University of Hawaii, West Chester University of PA, Kutztown University, Ohio University, and The Ohio State University.
Dr. Albrecht began his undergraduate work at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and completed his Bachelor of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music. He holds a Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Memphis. He has also attended many summer festivals including the Pacific Music Festival in Japan, the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, CA, and the Spoleto USA Festival in Charleston, SC.
Through the years, Dr. Albrecht has been fortunate to study with some of the greatest brass virtuosi and pedagogues including Peter Sullivan, Tony Chipurn, Richard Stout, Mark Lawrence, David Finlayson, Steve Witser and Edward Zadrozny.
Dr. Albrecht can be seen performing with the Cleveland Orchestra on their Bruckner Symphony No. 7 DVD and heard on many Pittsburgh Symphony CDs. He is also on the recent CD release of Legacy which features the Artists of the Southeast Trombone Symposium.
Dr. Albrecht is a Bach Performing Artist and performs on Greg Black Mouthpieces.