John Marcellus is a world-renowned trombone virtuoso and teacher. He is currently Professor of Trombone at The Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, and past Chair of the Woodwind, Bras, and Percussions Department. In addition to his trombone teaching responsibilities at Eastman, Dr. Marcellus is the conductor of the Eastman Trombone Choir, Eastman Bionic Bones (jazz trombone ensemble), and the trombonist with the Eastman Brass. Dr. Marcellus joining the faculty of the prestigious Eastman School in 1978, and was named the Kilbourn Professor form 1982083. He succeeded the famous trombonist and teacher, Emory Remington, who served as Professor of Trombone at Eastman for over 50 years.John holds a B.S. degree in Music Education from the University of Maryland and M.M. and D.M.A. degrees from the Catholic University of America. His trombone teachers have included William F. Cramer (former Professor of Trombone at Florida State University), Lewis Van Haney (Second Trombonist with the New York Philharmonic from 1946-63), Edward Herman (Principal Trombonist with the New York Philharmonic from 1956-85), Gordon Pulis (Principal Trombonist with the New York Philharmonic from 1946-56), and Armand Sarro (former Trombonist with the National Symphony Orchestra). His conducting teachers have included Richard Lert of the American Symphony Orchestra League and Lloy Geisler of the National Symphony and Catholic University of America.John Marcellus has served as the Music Director and Conductor of the Brighton Symphony Orchestra since 1980. Since 1979, he has taught at the Chautauqua Institute and served as the Principal Trombonist with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. Previous to joining the faculty of the Eastman School in 1978, Dr. Marcellus served as the Principal Trombonist with the National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, DC) for 13 years, and also served as the Associate Principal Trombonist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, soloist with the United States Navy Band, and served as the Principal Tuba with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra at the age of 16.Dr. Marcellus was on the faculty of the North Carolina School for the Arts from 1965 to 1968. In Washington, D.C., he served on the faculty of Catholic University from 1966 to 1978, Howard University from 1967 to 1970 and American University from 1968 to 1978. Since 1978, he has served on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music and taught at Chautauqua since 1979 and the Interlochen Arts Academy in 1982 and 1983.