Internationally recognized trombonist Mark Davidson began playing the trombone at age 11 within the Plano, Texas school district music programs before attending the University of North Texas, where he received a Bachelor’s of Music Education in 2006. He received the Most Outstanding Undergraduate Award at the end of his graduating year. Afterwards, Mark attended The Juilliard School and studied with the renowned Joseph Alessi, Principal Trombonist of the New York Philharmonic. During this time, he attended the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan and was the winner of the International Trombone Association’s Lewis Van Haney Tenor Trombone Competition.
Mark has held posts with the San Antonio Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Baltimore Symphony and was appointed principal trombone of the Utah Symphony Orchestra by Maestro Thierry Fischer in 2015, after previously serving as 2nd Trombone of the USO in 2013. Mark was recently appointed the principal trombone chair with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and begin this post as section principal in August of 2023.
Mark served for 7 years on the faculty at the University of Utah. An S.E. Shires Artist, he has presented masterclasses and recitals throughout the United States as well as in Europe and Australia. In 2018, Mark was a soloist with the United States “Pershing’s Own” Army Orchestra for the American Trombone Workshop. In 2019, the University of North Texas Wind Ensemble recorded and released “Fiestas” featuring Mark with his alma mater recording “Red Sky” by Anthony Barfield. He was the featured artist for the Colorado Trombone festival in 2022 and was a featured artist at the International Trombone Association’s Festival in 2023. Mark is delighted to have released his first solo debut album entitled “A La Maniere” in May of 2023 under the Bridge Records Label.