The Frances Armour Bryant Chair

A native of Tallahassee, Florida, Ian Maser is joining the North Carolina Symphony as Acting Assistant Principal Trombone for the 2017/18 season. In the spring of 2017, Ian completed his master’s degree in music at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where he also received his bachelor’s degree in music in 2015. He earned both degrees studying under former Boston Symphony Orchestra second trombone, Norman Bolter.


Prior to moving to Raleigh, Ian spent his summer with the Spoleto Festival Orchestra in Charleston, South Carolina, and the Lucerne Festival Academy in Lucerne, Switzerland. Previous summer engagements have included the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, National Repertory Orchestra and Pacific Music Festival. In the summer of 2016, Ian joined the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for their Japan tour.


During his time in Boston, Ian served as the principal trombone of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, second trombone of the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra, and principal trombone of Symphony in C in Camden, New Jersey. He has also performed with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra, Princeton Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony and Boston Pops Orchestra among others. He has been featured as a soloist with the United States Army Field Band and was awarded Third Prize in the Minnesota-Orchestra’s Steven Zellmer Trombone Competition.