ANDREW LANKFORD, Associate Professor
Andrew Lankford, Associate Professor of Trombone at James Madison University, holds the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the Master of Music in Trombone Performance from the University of Kansas, and the Doctor of Musical Arts in Trombone Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His primary teachers include Randy Kohlenberg and Max Bonecutter.
Prior to his joining the faculty of James Madison University in 2001, Dr. Lankford held teaching positions at Louisiana Tech University, Armstrong Atlantic State University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Currently, he is the trombonist with the Madison Brass, the solo trombonist with the Massanutten Brass Band, and a member of Mr. Jefferson's Bones.
He has performed with numerous ensembles including the North Carolina Symphony, Longview Symphony (TX), Winston Salem Symphony (NC), Greensboro Symphony (NC), Lynchburg Symphony (VA), Shenandoah Symphony (VA), Brevard Chamber Orchestra (NC), and the Kansas City Boulevard Big Band. In addition, he has performed with notable commercial artists including Wayne Newton, Gladys Knight, the Temptations, Margaret Whiting, and Kevin Mahogany.
As a soloist, he has appeared at the Eastern Trombone Workshop, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and as featured soloist with the JMU Symphony Orchestra, JMU Brass Band, Massanutten Brass Band, JMU Wind Symphony, JMU Jazz Band, JMU Concert Band, Armstrong Community Band, UNCG Symphony Orchestra, and Louisiana Tech Jazz Ensemble.