Byron Herrington, Principal Trombone with The Santa Fe Symphony, has been a symphony member since 2002. Born and raised in the dusty flatlands near Lubbock, Texas, he has been active as a performer, teacher and conductor in Albuquerque since 1981.

In addition to his role with The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Byron is a founding member of the New Mexico Philharmonic, where he is second trombone. He played with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra for 30 years until NMSO ceased operations in 2011. He is also the Director of Wind, Brass, and Percussion Studies at Albuquerque’s Thomas Jefferson Middle School, and was co-conductor of the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program’s Junior Symphony.

Byron received his degree in music education from the University of New Mexico. He also attended the University of Oklahoma, studying trombone with Irvin Wagner, conducting with Guy Fraser Harrison, and studying music theory and analysis with Gail Boyd DeStwolinski and composition and orchestration with Michael Hennagin. He has studied trombone with Jay Friedman, Frank Crisafulli, Edward Kleinhammer, Arnold Jacobs of the Chicago Symphony, Ralph Sauer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Joseph Alessi of the New York Philharmonic.