Branden Herron

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Branden Herron grew up in Chino Hills, California where he started playing trumpet in 5th grade. In his 6th grade year, he grew taller than the band director and was given an instrument to match his growing size--the Tuba. Branden went on to major in music at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona playing tuba in symphonic and chamber ensembles and Bass Trombone in the Jazz Band. Branden has since completed an Artist Certificate and Masters of Music in Tuba Performance at Azusa Pacific University.

Branden has had the privilege to perform at Carnegie Hall, as a soloist with the Cal Poly Pomona and Azusa Pacific Wind Ensembles and in numerous solo recitals. Branden is also the principal tubist for the Symphonic Winds of the Pacific, Orchestra Collective of Orange County and the Orange County Symphonic Pops as well as performing regularly with the Corona Symphony Orchestra, Orange

County Wind Symphony, Claremont Symphony Orchestra and Orange County Symphony Orchestra. As a freelance tuba player in the Southern California Area, he has performed on recordings for both national and international television shows, video games and with Bear Brass, the house Brass Band of the Anaheim Ducks.

Branden currently teaches private lessons on low brass instruments and has also been a junior faculty member at the Arcadia Music Symposium alongside John Van Houten. Branden is a student of John Van Houten and Tony Mazzaferro; and has studied with Roger Bobo and Avital Handler.