Sponsor: Michael & Nancy Oft-Rose
Henry Henniger, Associate Trombone of the University of Oregon, joined the faculty in 2010. Previously, Henry held faculty positions at Oregon State University and Linfield College. He received his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and his master’s from Manhattan School of Music. Currently Henry is principal trombone of the Eugene Symphony.
Active as a soloist and orchestral musician, Henry remains principal trombone of the Eugene Symphony, and the Oregon Ballet Theatre. He also performs frequently with the SunRiver music festival, Oregon Bach festival, Oregon Symphony, and the Seattle Sympony. Previously, Henry was principal trombone of the Portland Opera for 8 years. Henry has been a featured soloist with several orchestras and wind ensembles throughout the region including Central Oregon Symphony, Linfield College Wind Ensemble, Oregon State Wind Ensemble, Univerity of Portland, University of Oregon Wind Ensemble, Corvallis Youth Symphony, and the Vancouver Symphony (WA). As a chamber musician, Henry performed with Axiom Brass, Imprial Brass, and currently with the University of Oregon Brass Quintet and the Orebonians trombone quartet. While playing with Imperial Brass, Henry recorded under Summit Records and was featured as a soloist on their Bone-A-Fide Brass album with guest soloist Joseph Alessi, principal trombone of the New York Philharmonic. Henry has also recorded under Sun King Productions, Emeritis Records and Orange mountain Music labels.
Equally active as a music educator, Henry has given recitals and master classes throughout the nation. Most recently, Henry has performed at Indiana University, Appalachain State University, Colorado State University, University of Wyoming, University of Colorado, Lousiana State University, Alambama University, Southern Mississippi University, Drake University, University of Missouri, Willamette University, and Oregon State University. Internationally, Henry has also performed in Guanzhau, China for the Xinghai Conservatory and for the Macau Band Directors Association in Macau China. In addition, Henry worked with students in Rome, Italy at the Amercian Oversee School of Rome. Henry has also held faculty positions at the Young Musicians and Artists Seminar (OR), the Wollowa Lake Brass Camp(OR), and most recently with the Alessi Seminar 2015.
Through the years Henry has been fortunate to study with some of the most legendary brass virtuosi, including Scott Hartman, Carl Lenthe, David Finlayson, Per Brevig, Peter Ellefson, and Joseph Alessi.