Creative Research Medal 2020
Joshua Bynum, associate professor of trombone in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, recently released a pioneering album, “Catalyst,” that features musical compositions inspired by icons from classical music, literature and paintings. “Catalyst” was hailed as “a must-have recording with Bynum’s playing described as having “inspiring energy combined with a warm and lyrical approach” in International Trombone Association Journal, the leading publication in his field, and also earned Bynum praise from the composers. The album also led to an invitation for him to perform as a featured artist at the 2017 International Trombone Festival, the world’s premier gathering of trombonists. Bynum is the first-call substitute trombonist for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, performing several concerts each season. He is also a sponsored “artist and clinician” of the Edwards Instrument Company, and is the managing editor and chief contributor for the Pedagogy Corner column of the ITA Journal.