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dr. Bryce Mecham,
Principal trombone

Dr. Bryce Mecham grew up in Idaho Falls and his early musical training took place at Ethel Boyes Elementary, Eagle Rock Junior High School, Skyline High School, and in the Idaho Falls Symphony.  He received a Bachelor of Music degree in Trombone Performance and Pedagogy from Brigham Young University, a Master of Music degree in Trombone Performance from Northwestern University where he studied with Frank Crisafulli of the Chicago Symphohny Orchestra, and a Doctor of Education degree from Idaho State University. 

Dr. Mecham joined the faculty of BYU-Idaho in 2002 and now serves as Chair of the Department of Music. Prior to moving back to Idaho, he worked in the Salt Lake City area, performing regularly with the Utah Symphony, Orchestra at Temple Square, Utah Chamber Artists, Ballet West, and Utah Opera. He has also performed with the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra and the Boise Philharmonic.

Dr. Mecham worked extensively in the recording industry and can be heard in soundtracks for major motion pictures and television including soundtracks for the films Army of Darkness, Gettysburg, The Sandlot, and Swan Princess and the Fox Television series Young Hercules and Xena: Warrior Princess. He performed with Broadway Touring Companies of Sunset Boulevard, Victor/Victoria, Ragtime, Chicago the Musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and Annie Get Your Gun. He has also performed as a backup musician with Trisha Yearwood, Mel Torme, Natalie Cole, Ray Charles, Marie Osmond, and many others. As a soloist, he has appeared with the Utah Symphony, the Orchestra at Temple Square, at the Grand Teton Music Festival, and in performances throughout Taiwan, China, and Hong Kong. He maintains an active performing schedule as an orchestral musician, backup musician, soloist, and clinician.

Dr. Mecham formerly taught at The Waterford School, Weber State University and Utah State University.