Adjunct Instructor of Low Brass



B.M. University of Cincinnati - College Conservatory of Music (CCM), M.M. University of Cincinnati - College Conservatory of Music (CCM)


Chad Arnow maintains an active schedule as a performer on trombone, bass trombone, and euphonium and as a teacher of middle school, high school and college low brass students. He has served as the bass trombonist of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra since 2000. He has also served as a substitute and extra musician with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra since 1998, performing with them several times each year, including at Carnegie Hall, and appearing on five of their recordings. He has also performed with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, and the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his orchestral performances, he has also performed in numerous small ensembles, including the Bob Gray, Hal Harris, and Kim Kelly Orchestra big bands, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Brass Quintet, the Carillon Brass, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet.

Chad serves as the Trombone and Tuba Instructor at Xavier University and as the Low Brass Instructor at the College of Mount. St. Joseph. He also maintains a private studio of enthusiastic middle and high school students. If you’re interested in private lessons, please Contact Chad.

Chad received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Trombone Performance from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). He has studied with Tony Chipurn (retired principal trombonist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra) Peter Norton (bass trombonist of the CSO and former principal trombonist of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra) and Timothy J. Northcut (CCM Associate Professor of Music-Tuba and Euphonium).

Chad Arnow performs on a Yamaha Xeno 882O tenor trombone and a custom bass trombone by S.E. Shires (BII 1Y Bell, gold brass C tuning slide, independent rotors, dual bore slide). He performs on Greg Black mouthpieces.

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