Barry Hearn

Principal Trombone

Cece & Ford Lacy Chair

Barry Hearn, a native of Bloomington,TX, is the Principal Trombonist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.  Prior to that, he was Assistant Principal Trombonist of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC where he completed seven seasons.

Barry was a member of The United States Army Ceremonial Band in Washington, DC from 2002-2009. Also, he was a member of The United States Army Field Band at Fort Meade, MD, from 2000-2002. In 1995, Barry graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Texas at Arlington, where he studied with Mr. Andrew Russell. In addition to his degree at UTA, Barry earned a Master of Music from the University of Illinois, where he studied with Mr. Elliot Chasanov, and the Professional Studies Certificate from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Dr. Per Brevig.

In 1993, Hearn won the International Trombone Association’s Robert Marsteller Solo Competition. Three years later, he won the ITA’s Frank Smith Solo Competition. In 2003, he won the International Women’s Brass Conference Grand Prize. In addition, Hearn has won second prize in the Kingsville Young Arts Solo Competition, was a finalist at the Patrons of Wisdom Competition in Toronto, and was a semifinalist at the Concert Artists Guild, St. Louis Orchestra Concerto and Sorantin Concerto Competitions.

He thoroughly enjoys life with his wife Laura, and two sons, Spencer and Jeremy.  What could be better?