Christopher Troiano is currently attending George Mason University where he is working towards a Doctor of Musical Arts degree with Dr. Mark Jenkins, current principal euphonium in the “President’s Own” United States Marine Band. Chris earned his MM in Euphonium Performance at George Mason University and BM in Music Education and Euphonium Performance from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. While at North Texas, Chris was a student of euphonium virtuoso Dr. Brian L. Bowman. Other teachers of Chris’ include Patrick Nyren and Donald Sherman.
Chris has had the opportunity to perform in numerous ensembles, including the North Texas Symphonic Band, George Mason University Wind Symphony, George Mason University Symphony Orchestra, Capital Wind Symphony, Cedar Park Winds, Atlantic Wind Symphony, Austin Brass Band, Brass of the Potomac, Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia (SONOVA), Huntington Community Band, Northport Community Band, Northern Virginia Tuba-Euphonium Quartet (NOVATEQ), the Patriot Brass Ensemble, Blaskapelle Alte Kameraden City of Fairfax German Band, the New Orleans-inspired Dirty Gold Brass Band, and numerous other small ensembles including tuba quartets, brass ensembles, and mixed chamber ensembles.
As a featured soloist, Chris has had the opportunity to perform solos with the George Mason Wind Symphony, George Mason Symphonic Band, Capital Wind Symphony, Centreville High School Wind Ensemble, Park View High School Symphonic Band, and the Huntington Community Band. Chris has also had the opportunity to perform a solo at the annual United States Army Tuba-Euphonium Workshop in Washington DC with the George Mason University Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble.
As an arranger, Chris has had his arrangements performed on multiple occasions. The North Texas Euphonium Quintet performed Chris' arrangement of The Star-Spangled Banner during the Texas Rangers' 2015 and 2016 baseball seasons at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. Chris' arrangement of Aaron Copland's "Fanfare For the Common Man" was performed by The Interservice Euphonium Choir under the direction of Dr. Brian L. Bowman at the 2012 United States Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Workshop. The Interservice Euphonium Choir is an ensemble comprised of professional euphonium players in the DC military bands. Chris also has a number of arrangements in the catalogue for the Dirty Gold Brass Band, a New Orleans-style brass band that excels at playing jazz, funk, and rock music.
In 2017, Chris formed the 8th GM Division Band, an early American brass band playing music from the Civil War-era. The 8th GM Division Band is apart of the GMU Green Machine athletic band organization and services both George Mason University and the Fairfax/Northern Virginia community.
Chris Troiano is committed to teaching, sharing, and spreading the wonderful sound of low brass instruments.