Gerry Pagano

Valade Fellow, Trombone, Interlochen Arts Camp

Bass Trombone, St. Louis Symphony

M.A., Trombone Performance, The Juilliard School

Gerry Pagano joined the St Louis Symphony in 1995, after performing for eight years with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. He has a Bachelors and Masters from the Juilliard School. In addition, he has performed with the the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Teton Music Festival, Music From Great Woods, and was a Tanglewood Fellow in 1984. Along the way, he has a wide variety of musical experiences, including shows such as Annie, a Chorus Line, Sammy Davis Jr., Liberace, and many styles of music, such as Dixieland, Salsa, and Chinese Funerals. He led a jazz Quartet called "Impulse" as a senior at the University of Georgia, and traveled with the Cody Marshall Band for two years, to Puerto Rico, Alaska, Saudi Arabia, and Nevada. He has three solo recordings, two with the Trombones of the St Louis Symphony, a jazz recording with Michael Lake, and numerous other recordings with the St Louis Symphony, including the Grammy nominated "City Noir". He is a founding member of the St Louis Low Brass Collective, a community organization that presents masterclasses and concerts to educate and further low brass awareness. He is an Edwards Instrument Artist, working in the research and development of new equipment for brass.