John Neurohr - Bio

John S. Neurohr, trombone

Dr. Neurohr's CWU profile


 Dr. John S. Neurohr is currently the Assistant Professor of Trombone at Central Washington University.  In addition, he is also principal trombonist of the  Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra (WY) ), the Oregon East Symphony, and the Seattle Wind Symphony.  During the summers, he is the trombone instructor (Session 2) at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan.  An active orchestral musician, Dr. Neurohr has previously held the principal trombone positions with the Longmont Symphony Orchestra (CO) and the  Colorado Mahlerfest Orchestra, as well as having served as second trombonist of the San Juan Symphony (NM), and the Berkley Symphony Orchestra (CA).  In addition, he has performed regularly as a substitute musician with the Seattle Symphony, Spokane Symphony, Colorado Symphony, and the Colorado Music Festival Orchestras, in addition to having appeared on movie soundtracks.

An active chamber musician, Dr. Neurohr is a founding member of the Apollo Chamber Brass, a nationally touring nonprofit arts and education organization, and the Favonious Trio.  Additionally, he has performed, recorded, and/or toured with the California Parallélè Ensemble, the world renowned Summit Brass, and the Boulder Brass. 

In demand as a soloist, Dr. Neurohr has appeared on numerous concert series and with ensembles across the country.  In 2003, he was one of six finalists selected for the prestigious Bruce Ekstrand Memorial Competition, the first brass player to have advanced to the final round in the competition’s history.  As a clinician, he has presented clinics and masterclasses at numerous colleges, universities, festivals and workshops throughout the country.

Dr. Neurohr received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Colorado-Boulder, the Master of Music Performance degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and the Bachelor of Music Education degree, graduating summa cum laude, from West Virginia University.  He received additional studies from the Aspen Music Festival and School as a Hewlett Scholarship recipient.