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Longy Welcomes New Trombone Faculty Member, Victoria Garcia 

By July 10, 2024blog, News

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 

Longy is thrilled to announce that trombonist Victoria Garcia is joining its faculty as a professor of trombone.  

Victoria is a freelance trombonist and certified Alexander Technique Teacher in the Boston area. She is a regular substitute with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. She has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Lyric Opera, and Boston Ballet.  

Victoria also performs regularly with regional orchestras such as the Portland Symphony Orchestra, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), Odyssey Opera, Cape Symphony, and Symphony New Hampshire. 

Along with her orchestral experience, Victoria’s chamber experience includes being a member of the all-female touring brass quintet,

Victoria Garcia

Seraph Brass, from 2021-2023 and the International Trombone Association’s Trombone Quartet Competition-winning quartet, Boston Based. She has also been a soloist with the Pershing’s Own Army band. She has traveled nationally and internationally, performing in festivals and giving masterclasses and talks on being an entrepreneurial musician. 

Victoria received her Bachelor of Music from Boston Conservatory at Berklee in 2014, studying under John Faieta. She remained in Boston after graduation and received her Master of Music in 2016 from the New England Conservatory of Music, studying under Stephen Lange. The following year, she received her Alexander Technique certification, also from Boston Conservatory at Berklee, under the tutelage of Debi Adams. Currently, she is a professor of the Alexander Technique Teacher Training Course at Boston Conservatory at Berklee.  

Regarding her teaching philosophy, Victoria states, “I believe that every student possesses unique potential and that my role as a teacher is to guide them in discovering and developing their musical voice. My own diverse career as a trombonist better allows me to prepare my students for a career in music, whether that be in orchestral performance, chamber music, solo performing, or music education.” 

Victoria Garcia will begin teaching trombone courses at Longy in the Fall 2024 semester.