Biography


Justin Isenhour grew up in Fort Mill, SC and began studying the trombone with Ron Smith and Rich Austin.  His musical talents were nurtured by his public school band programs and his church music activities.  He began pursuing a degree in music at Appalachian State University under the tutelage of Dr. Harold McKinney and received a Bachelors in Music in 2003.  After completing his undergraduate degree, he attended The University of Northern Colorado as the Trombone/Euphonium Teaching Assistant and a student of Dr. Nathaniel Wickham graduating with a Masters in Music in 2005.  In 2009, at the Windswept Music Conference, he received certification as a Level 2 Creative Motion instructor.  He was awarded a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of South Carolina in 2012.

Justin has performed in a wide variety of genres including Classical, Jazz and Commercial music.  He is currently 2nd Trombonist with the Arkansas Symphony and has also performed with the Charlotte Symphony, Augusta Symphony, The Blumenthal Theater, Greeley Philharmonic, and the South Carolina Philharmonic.

As a teacher, Dr. Isenhour works with students of all ages, but spends the bulk of his time with his collegiate low brass studio at Ouachita Baptist University. He also serves as a Music Theory instructor at Ouachita.

Dr. Isenhour is also a published author with an article appearing in the April 2006 International Trombone Association Journal (Volume 35, Number 2) on approaching ornamentation in Johann Georg Albrechtsberger's Concerto in B-flat for Trombone (1769)

He resides in Arkadelphia, AR with his beautiful wife, Jennifer, their wonderful son Owen, and three crazy cats.