Tony Weikel, originally from Buffalo, NY, attended SUNY College at Fredonia where he received a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education. While at Fredonia he received a Performer’s Certificate in trombone. Tony then attended Duquesne University where he earned his Master of Music degree in trombone performance. After graduation, he spent time freelancing in the greater Pittsburgh area. Tony then attended Indiana University, continuing his graduate work focusing on trombone performance. After his time at IU and freelancing in the greater Indianapolis area, he began attending Ohio State University to pursue his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in trombone. Tony is currently the Graduate Teaching Assistant for the trombone studio at OSU. While in Columbus he has thrived as a freelancer while keeping a busy teaching schedule. Tony has been extremely fortunate to study with many fine trombonists including Barry Kilpatrick, Carl Mazzio, Scott Parkinson, Pete Sullivan, Peter Ellefson and Joe Duchi.
Tony has had the privilege of playing with many orchestras during his career, including five seasons as second trombone in the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, Western New York Chamber Orchestra, Wheeling Symphony, Pittsburgh Chamber Orchestra, Terre Haute Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, Carmel Symphony and Canton Symphony. He has also had success in many different chamber groups, including The Pittsburgh Brass Quintet, an in-residence group at First Lutheran Church, downtown Pittsburgh. Currently he plays with Columbus Brass Works, a brass quintet based in Columbus, OH and Sequenza Trombone Quartet, based in the greater Mid-West region.