jeff dee

Jeff Dee

Adjunct Professor, Trombone
Mary Pappert School of Music
Performance Department

School of Music, Room 319
Phone: 412.396.6080


M.M., The Juilliard School
B.M., Southern Methodist University

Jeff Dee joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as principal bass trombone in fall 2016. Prior to this appointment, he held similar positions with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, and Shanghai Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra.

Dee has been in demand as a guest artist with the major orchestras in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Naples, New York, Rochester, and San Francisco and has participated in festivals in Barbados, Durango, and Sun Valley. While in Buffalo, he made 32 recordings with the orchestra, including Eric Ewazen's Triple Concerto for Three Trombones and Orchestra. Ewazen wrote the Triple Concerto for Dee and his colleagues, Jonathan Lombardo and Timothy Smith, and together they gave the world premiere in 2012 under Maestro JoAnn Falletta.

Outside of the orchestra, Dee has enjoyed numerous solo, chamber, and teaching engagements. He has been fortunate to solo in front of the Buffalo Philharmonic, Amherst Symphony, U.S. Army Orchestra, World Youth Symphony, Brooklyn Wind Symphony, and various college ensembles. A lover of chamber music, Dee has participated as a member of the Buffalo Chamber Players, Buffalo Philharmonic Brass Quintet, and the fantastic Great Lakes Trombone Ensemble. As a teacher, he has served on faculty for the University of North Florida and SUNY Fredonia and led master classes throughout the United States. For several summers, Dee has been guest artist and faculty for the Third Coast Trombone Retreat, an enriching program for trombonists of all ages.

A native of Plano, Texas, Dee attributes his love of music to his public school music education and his inspiring teachers. He received a bachelor's degree in performance from Southern Methodist University and a master's degree in performance from The Juilliard School. His principal teachers include Bob Burnham, John Kitzman, Donald Harwood, and Joseph Alessi.