Primary Instrument: Trombone
Terry Hsieh is a senior double degree student in Jazz trombone and East Asian Studies at Oberlin College and Oberlin Conservatory, who hails from a diverse range of teachers and styles. As a trombonist, he began studying under Duke University Professor of Jazz and Bass Player John V. Brown. He currently studies with Robin Eubanks. As a classical pianist, Hsieh has won several titles including high scores at the North Carolina Music Teacher’s Association Festival, 1st place in the NCMTA’s Composition Category, and Honorable Mentions at the Loren Withers Piano competition.
In 2006 and 2007, Hsieh was chosen to play lead trombone at the University of Carolina at Greensboro’s Honors High School Jazz clinic, under the tutelage of bassist Steve Haines...
...a fusion of jazz rhythms, pop and African undertones. ~The Herald Sun