Clayton Heath

Clayton Heath with tromboneClayton Heath (M.M. Performance, 2018) is a freelance bass trombonist and music educator in Pittsburgh, PA and has recently been appointed as the Adjunct Lecturer of Low Brass at Frostburg State University. At Frostburg, Clayton maintains an active studio, teaching all low brass instruments to music majors and minors and directs the brass ensemble. In Pittsburgh, Clayton is a member of The Brass Roots and serves as their Director of Communications. Additionally, he is an active substitute with the River City Brass Band and Beauty Slap, is in a one-year trial with Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, and is a member of the funk-brass band Run the Meat.

Beyond his performances and teaching, Clayton is producing Iron City Incline, a podcast for Pittsburgh's music and arts scene celebrating the innovators who are contributing to the progression of Pittsburgh's arts industry. Clayton has been fortunate to interview guests such as WQED's Jim Cunningham, Dr. James Gourlay of River City Brass, and the famed thunder-funk group Beauty Slap. Since launching in May, Iron City Incline has produced regular episodes twice a month, and is currently financially supported in part by Patreon patrons. To find out more about Clayton and his podcast, visit

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University's academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim. 

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