Greg Luscombe has served as principal trombonist of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra since 1989 and as principal trombone of the Iris Chamber Orchestra since 2000. His duties with the Memphis Symphony have included features as a soloist on both the Masterworks and Pops subscription series. With the Iris Chamber Orchestra he has been part of recent nationally recognized recording projects. Mr. Luscombe has also performed and recorded with the Chicago Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the St. Louis Symphony and the Mexico City Philharmonic. Greg has also done a variety of commercial work including theatre engagements, jingles and has worked with various big bands. He is also prolific as a euphonium player and plays and teaches that instrument professionally along with the trombone and tuba. Prior to his arrival in Memphis Greg was a member of the Ohio Chamber Orchestra (the former Cleveland Ballet and Opera Orchestra) and was principal of the Canton Symphony (Canton, Ohio) for five years.
Luscombe has developed his own private studio over the years where he specializes in low brass but also works with trumpet and French horn students. He has served on the faculties of Union University (Jackson, Tennessee), Southwest Tennessee Community College, the University of Memphis and Murray State University. Greg has also served for the last nine years as a faculty member for the Masterworks summer festival at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana.
Luscombe's principal private teachers include Jay Friedman (Chicago Symphony), Per Brevig (Julliard School), Edward Zadrosny (University of Akron), and Mr. Dee Stewart (Indiana University). Other private study includes work with Arnold Jacobs and Art Sares. Greg holds a master of music (performance) degree from the University of Akron, an undergraduate degree from Elmhurst College (Illinois) and has done postgraduate work in music at Indiana University.
Mr. Luscombe is married to Beth Luscombe, a member of the Memphis Symphony viola section. They have two children, Sarah and Julia.
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