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UPDATE: Trombonists Brian Hecht and Joseph Rodriguez serve in residency, perform at MSU

Brian Hecht PictureMorehead State University's Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will host Brian Hecht, utility trombone for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and Joseph Rodriguez, trombonist for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, as artists-in-residence at MSU.    

Hecht and Rodriguez's residency is Friday, April 1. During their visit, they will teach a masterclass to MSU brass students. Their residency concludes with a recital at 7:30 p.m. at the Duncan Recital Hall in Baird Music Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.    

Brian Hecht has been a utility trombone for the Dallas Symphony since 2021. Before that, he was a bass trombonist for The United States Navy Band from 2009 before taking the bass trombonist position for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 2013. Hecht is an international soloist for symphonies, trombone choirs, orchestras and ensembles nationwide. He has performed with prominent ensembles like the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the Washington National Opera, and the Kennedy Center Ballet.   

Joseph Rodriguez PictureJoseph Rodriguez has been a trombonist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra since 2015. Before that, he was the acting principal trombonist for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and held positions with the Philharmonia Zurich at the Zurich Opera House, the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra. Rodriguez has served as faculty for Northern Illinois University, Wheaton College Conservatory of Music and Concordia University. In 2009 and 2010, he toured for 17 weeks with the "Star Wars in Concert" orchestra featuring narrator and C3P0 actor Anthony Daniels.  

For more information about programs in the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance, visit, email or call 606-783-2473. 

Photos: Trombonists Brian Hecht (right) and Joseph Rodriguez (left) will be artists-in-residency and perform at MSU on Friday, April.