Western PASSHE Low Brass Consortium


Natalie Mannix

Dr. Natalie Mannix is an avid classical trombone soloist, chamber musician, orchestral performer and educator.  Currently Assistant Professor of Trombone at Towson University, she is also serving her fifth year as principal trombonist with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra.  Natalie was a member of the United States Navy Band in Washington, DC for over 9 years where she performed with the brass quintet and as soloist with the concert band in addition to the ceremonial band.  She has appeared as guest artist and clinician at colleges and universities throughout the United States, including a recent lecture and performance at the Midwest Band and Orchestra clinic in Chicago. She was also a featured soloist at the International Women's Brass Conference and the Eastern Trombone Workshop.

Dr. Mannix is an active freelancer up and down the east coast.  She has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, The Baltimore Symphony, the Washington Opera and Kennedy Center Orchestras as well as several regional orchestras and brass ensembles.  She was a featured performer on the PBS broadcast, “Live at Lincoln Center” with the Juilliard Orchestra and on a national Japanese television broadcast from Suntory Hall in Tokyo.
An avid trombone pedagogue, Dr. Mannix has taught trombone at Rutgers, Shepherd and Georgetown Universities, the University of Delaware and has served on the faculty of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan.  She has adjudicated local solo and ensemble competitions, national solo competitions at the Eastern Trombone Workshop and serves on the competitions committee for the International Trombone Association.  She is also an active member of the International Women’s Brass Conference.

Natalie received her degrees from the University of Michigan, The Juilliard School and her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Catholic University.