Presidio Brass, Freelance
Instrument: 1270 Euphonium, 1236L-T Trombone
XO Artist Since: 2017
Music Genre(s): Classical, Jazz
Favorite Venue(s): Murchison Performing Arts Center (University of North Texas)
Who are your strongest influences?: My Parents, David and Karen Durbin, Former mentor, Dr. Brian Bowman, Harry Watters
Having been described by Mark Carlson as possessing “flawless technique and a searing intensity”, Geoffrey Durbin is an award-winning performer, currently a member of Presidio Brass, and Instructor of Low Brass at Ouachita Baptist University.
Mr. Durbin is a Memphis-based Trombonist and Euphoniumist, who’s most impressive accolade is his Gold Medal finish at the 2013 Leonard Falcone Tuba and Euphonium Festival.
Mr. Durbin enjoys an active livelihood as a soloist, freelance performer, educator, and clinician with regular invitations to teach and perform in schools and venues around the United States. As an educator, his students have occupied positions in the All-State bands of each state in which he has taught (Texas, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee), in addition to being accepted to various national brass competitions such as the Leonard Falcone Euphonium Competition and the United States Marine Band Concerto Competition.
Mr. Durbin has been under the tutelage of Dr. Brian Bowman, Dr. Gary Bird, and Dr. John Mueller and he proudly holds degrees from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the University of North Texas. Currently, he is in the final stages of his DMA at the University of Memphis.