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Aiden Drysdale

West Bloomfield and Virtual

Trombone, Baritone/Euphonium, Tuba

Aiden Drysdale is a musician based in the Metro Detroit area. He received his training at the University of Michigan, where he earned his Bachelor of Music in Trombone Performance and a History Minor, graduating with High Honors. 

During his time at Michigan, he performed with groups including the University Philharmonia Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, and Contemporary Directions Ensemble, while also playing for the Orchestral Conducting Seminar. He has attended the summer programs Domaine Forget de Charlevoix, Sewanee Music Center, Pokorny Seminar, and the Brevard Low Brass Seminar, where he was co-winner of the mock audition.

Aiden has been involved in numerous University of Michigan recording projects, with groups including the Trombone Choir, Jazz Trombone Ensemble, and the Department of Chamber Music. The latter’s recording of John Luther Adams’ Sila, Breath of the World was nominated for a 2023 GRAMMY, Best Orchestral Performance Category.

Aiden is currently Instructor of Low Brass at Marshall Music, and is a Brass Technician for his hometown Grand Blanc High School Marching Band. He has also worked with Crescendo Detroit and Detroit Harmony.

Aiden’s teachers are David Jackson, Dennis Wilson, and Steve Simmons. He is an Alumni of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, with whom he served as Vice President. In his spare time, Aiden enjoys mountain biking, reading historical biographies and textbooks, video games, and spending time with his dog and cat, Heidi and Bruce Wayne.

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