Howland, Brad
Brad holds a B.Mus. degree from the University of British Columbia and a Master's degree in performance from Northwestern University. Principal teachers included Frank Crisafulli of the Chicago Symphony, Richard Erb of the Louisiana Philharmonic, and Gordon Cherry of the Vancouver Symphony. He received a Canada Council Grant to study with Mark Lawrence of the San Francisco Symphony, attended the Aspen, Banff, and Waterloo Music Festivals, and for three summer seasons was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.

Brad is currently Principal Trombone of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with the Vancouver Symphony, the CBC Vancouver Symphony, and the Vancouver Opera Orchestra. He is a frequent soloist on faculty recitals and performed Albrechtsberger's Alto Trombone Concerto with the Victoria Symphony. He is a member of the Pacific Trombone Quartet, a recording group featured on two new CD releases, including Brad's first solo recording, Northern Soundings, featuring music for trombone by Canadian composers.

In October, 2002 Brad performed as a member of the Victoria Symphony Brass Quintet for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, at Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria, BC. In November, 2003 his arrangement of Nimrod from the Enigma Variations was performed by a mass brass ensemble of 50 musicians at the Richard Ely Memorial Scholarship Concert, University of Victoria.

Some of the notable people Brad has performed with (as an orchestral or side musician) are Sarah Brightman, Kiri Te Kanawa, David Foster, Dudley Moore, The Moody Blues, The Three Irish Tenors, Sheena Easton, Kenny G, and Celine Dion.

Brad Howland
Bedlam in Bethlehem

Christmas with the Pacific Trombone Quartet

The Pacific Trombone Quartet (Brad Howland, Don McDougall, and Bob Fraser of the Victoria Symphony and Kevin Thompson of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra) has just released its new Christmas CD: Bedlam in Bethlehem - Christmas with the Pacific Trombone Quartet, with special guest artists Ian McDougall on trombone and Annabelle Vitek on harp

Brad Howland
Northern Soundings

Music for Trombone by Canadian Composers

Mr. Howland's first solo CD, with Frances Perriam on piano, Darren Buhr on double bass, and the Pacific Trombone Quartet

"Northern Soundings is a fine recording of both solo and ensemble music for trombone by Canadian composers. Trombonist Brad Howland, who serves as the soloist, quartet leader and producer, has gathered an assortment of compositions along with a refined group of musicians to present a quality recording. The CD cover design is crisp and clean and the selection order is presented like a well planned recital...he represents these works by Canadian composers with admirable musicianship." ...Online Trombone Journal