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Michael Trowbridge

Michael Trowbridge

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 string orchestra method book Measures of Success and Everybody’s Electric Bass Method published by FJH Music Company Inc. Mr. Trowbridge also shares his musicality through his highly regarded bass studio. Mike has performed bass and guitar in many genres including bluegrass, jazz, praise, rock, and swing. Mike has also conducted numerous orchestras and musicals throughout his career.

Explore Publications by Michael Trowbridge

Measures of Success for String Orchestra Book 1String OrchestraMeasures of Success for String OrchestraSB307
Measures of Success for String Orchestra Book 2String OrchestraMeasures of Success for String OrchestraSB308
Everybody's Electric Bass Method 1 Electric BassEverybody’s Bass MethodG1062