Oliver Barrett is a trombonist from Houston, Texas, who joined his middle school band program and never looked back. Oliver received his bachelor’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music and his master’s degree from The Juilliard School, both under the mentorship of Per Brevig. During his summers, Oliver has been a fellow at the Round Top Festival Institute, Aspen Music Festival, Colorado College Summer Music Festival, and National Repertory Orchestra. After completing his master’s degree, Oliver had the privilege of playing second trombone during the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra’s 2015–2016 season under the direction of Hannu Lintu, with additional performances as part of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. He has taught for the Harmony Program in New York City, and as part of the Music Advancement Program and Morse Teaching Artist Fellowship at The Juilliard School. He also recently competed as a finalist for the International Trombone Association’s Lewis Van Haney Philharmonic Prize. As part of his fellowship with Ensemble Connect, Oliver teaches at George J. Ryan Middle School in Queens.