Instructor of Trombone, Interlochen Arts Camp
Bass Trombone, St. Louis Symphony
M.A., Trombone Performance, The Juilliard School
Mr. Pagano has held the Bass Trombone position in the St. Louis Symphony for 17 years. Prior to that, he held the same position in the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra for eight seasons. A native of Georgia, he has performed in many styles, including Dixieland, big band and combo jazz ensembles, brass quintets, salsa bands, opera, Broadway shows, such as Chorus Line and Annie, and has taught masterclasses around the United States. He is a member of the Trombones of the St. Louis Symphony, a trombone quartet/chamber ensemble that performs around the midwest. They are recording their second CD in the fall, their first being 4.1, released in 2010. He has 2 solo CD's released, Departure, in 2009, and Connections in 2011. He is co founder and honorary chair of the St. Louis Low Brass Collective, an organization dedicated to education and performance opportunities for St Louis area trombone, euphonium, and tuba players. Mr. Pagano is an Edwards Instrument Artist.