Bass trombonist Terry Mizesko received his B.M. in Theory/Composition from East Carolina University where he studied composition with Martin Mailman and Gregory Kosteck, and trombone with Eugene Narmour. He has played bass trombone with the North Carolina Symphony since 1971.
He also taught trombone for many years at Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill and St. Augustine’s College. In addition to his performing duties with the North Carolina Symphony, Mr. Mizesko has also conducted education and holiday pops concerts, and has arranged and composed for the orchestra since 1989. His original compositions and arrangements have been played by several orchestras including Atlanta, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Louisville, Fort Worth, Syracuse, Buffalo, Virginia and his own North Carolina Symphony.
Mr. Mizesko’s most recent orchestral work, “Sketches from Pinehurst”, was premiered in April 2005 by the North Carolina Symphony. A compact disc featuring this piece was released by the orchestra in September of 2005.
Mr. Mizesko resides in Raleigh with his wife Sandra Schwarcz, a violist with the North Carolina Symphony, and their two children, Josh and Elena.