Trombonist Corey Sansolo enjoys a diverse performing and teaching career in the Chicagoland and Washington, D.C. areas. He is a member of the Axiom Brass and the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra, director of the DC Trombone Workshop, and is currently serving as the second trombonist of the York Symphony Orchestra.
Corey has performed with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Philharmonic, National Philharmonic, Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, New Orchestra of Washington, American Pops, Opera Camerata of Washington, Washington Opera Society, Tower Brass, and Washington Trombone Ensemble. As a soloist, he has been a finalist in competitions for the International Trombone Association and the American Trombone Workshop. Versatile across many genres, Corey has performed with Streetlight Manifesto, Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution, San Fermin, and Marian McLaughlin's Spirit House Ensemble.
An experienced educator, Corey maintains a strong private studio of low brass students who regularly earn seats in top youth orchestras and all-state bands and jazz ensembles. His students have been finalists in the American Trombone Workshop National Solo Competition and the US Army Orchestra Concerto Competition and have earned scholarships to continue their musical studies at prestigious universities. He has coached chamber music at the Eastman Summer Trombone Institute and for the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras and founded the MoCoBones Trombone Ensemble program.
Born in Connecticut and raised in Maryland, Corey received his Bachelor's of Music Degree and Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music and his Master's of Music degree at the University of Maryland. He has attended the National Orchestral Institute, the Chautauqua Music Festival, and the Miami Music Festival. His teachers include Craig Mulcahy, Dr. John Marcellus, Andrew Chappell, John Huling, and Dale Cheal.
In his free time Corey also enjoys composing and arranging music, playing softball and basketball, and walking dogs.