Michael Trowbridge is a graduate of James Madison
University, where he earned the Bachelor of Music
Education and Master of Music Performance degrees.
For 33 years Mr. Trowbridge taught public school
string orchestra at the high school, middle school,
and beginning levels. From 1982 until his retirement
in 2009, Mr. Trowbridge was the orchestra director
at Gar-Field High School in Woodbridge, Virginia,
where he earned the honor of the Outstanding Orchestra
Program from the Virginia American String Teachers
Association. The Gar-Field Chamber Orchestra,
under his direction, performed often for the Virginia
Music Educators Association’s Conference, a rigorous
venue which challenged his students to play for
an audience of highly trained music educators.
Mr. Trowbridge is currently a team writer for
the new string orchestra method book Measures
of Success published by FJH Music Company
Inc. Mr. Trowbridge also shares his musicality
through his highly-regarded bass studio.
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