Barry Hearn


Adjunct Associate Professor of Trombone and Euphonium


Barry Hearn, a native of Bloomington, Texas, is the principal trombonist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.  Prior to that, he was assistant principal trombonist of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., where he completed seven seasons.

Hearn was a member of The United States Army Ceremonial Band in Washington, D.C., from 2002 to 2009. Also, he was a member of The United States Army Field Band at Fort Meade, Md., from 2000 to 2002. In 1995, Hearn graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education from The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), where he studied with Andrew Russell. In addition to his degree at UTA, Hearn earned a Master of Music from the University of Illinois, where he studied with 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.


Private Study: EuphoniumEUPH 3200
Private Study: TromboneTROM 3100 and TROM 3200 (undergraduate)
Private Study: TromboneTROM 6100 and TROM 6200 (graduate)

Course list

EUPH 3200, Private Study: Euphonium

TROM 3100 and TROM 3200 (undergraduate), Private Study: Trombone

TROM 6100 and TROM 6200 (graduate), Private Study: Trombone