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Chad Arnow

Associate Professor of Trombone

Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: Music


Email: Chad Arnow
Phone: 937-229-3992
FH 473C
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  • DMA, University of Cincinnati College, Conservatory of Music
  • M.M., University of Cincinnati College, Conservatory of Music
  • B.M., University of Cincinnati College, Conservatory of Music


Dr. Chad Arnow teaches trombone lessons, coaches chamber music, plays in the faculty brass quintet, and coordinates the brass area at the University of Dayton in addition to teaching classroom courses for music and non-music majors.

In addition to his teaching duties, Dr. Arnow has been a member of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra since 2000 and appears on numerous recordings with them. He has also performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops Orchestras on many occasions, including on six of their recordings and on a tour to Carnegie Hall. He has also performed with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, among others.

An avid chamber musician, Dr. Arnow is a member of the Dayton Philharmonic Brass Quintet, the Carillon Brass, and the Elysian Trombone Consort; he has also played with many other ensembles.  With the Elysian Trombone Consort, he has premiered numerous new works for trombone quartet, including in performances at the International Trombone Festival (2013, 2018, 2019, 2021), the American Trombone Workshop (2017, 2020), the University of Louisville New Music Festival (2013, 2017, 2018, 2019) and the 2012 College Music Society National Convention.

Equally at home in commercial and jazz settings, Dr. Arnow has performed with numerous local big bands, including the Bob Gray Orchestra, the Hal Harris Big Band, the Kim Kelly Orchestra and the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra. He has given over one hundred performances of touring Broadway shows like The Lion King, Wicked, A Chorus Line, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and Mary Poppins.

In recent years, Dr. Arnow has given masterclasses at the University of Denver, Georgia State University, Samford University, Miami University, Ohio Northern University, the University of Tennessee at Martin and the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music.

Prior to his appointment at UD, Dr. Arnow served on the faculties of Xavier University and Mt. St. Joseph University. He continues to maintain a private studio of middle school and high school students.

Publications and recordings


Liner notes for Quadrabonix: New Music for Trombone Quartet. First Contact Records, Elysian Trombone Consort

Liner notes for Trav’ler, New Works for Trombone and Piano. Summit Records DCD 596, Timothy Anderson, Trombone/Albert Mühlböck, Piano

Numerous literature reviews for the Journal of the International Trombone Association.


Quadrabonix: New Music for Trombone Quartet, Elysian Trombone Consort, First Contact Records (2022)

A Murmuration of Starlings: Chamber and Solo Music by Marc Satterwhite, Elysian Trombone Consort, Centaur Records (2022)

Michael Daugherty: Bay of Pigs, Gee's Bend, & TROYJAM, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Albany Records TROY1866 (2021)

Counterpoint - Trombone Chamber Music of Vaclav Nelhybel, Nathan Siler/Elysian Trombone Consort, First Contact Records (2020)

Re:Mission - Rubato, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Music = Hope Records (2019)

Ex-Libris, Timothy Anderson, Joshua Nemith, Elysian Trombone Consort (2017)

Home for the Holidays, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Fanfare Cincinnati FC-001, 2012

Strauss: Ein Heldenleben/Stravinsky: Apollo and the Muses, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, DPOAlive 3, 2012

The Romantics: Music of Elgar, Wagner, and Franck, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, DPOAlive 2, 2011

Still: Symphony No. 1/Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, DPOAlive 1, 2010

Holst: The Planets/Britten: Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Telarc CD-80743, 2009

Portrait: Celebrating 75 Years and 4 Music Directors, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Limited Edition CD, 2008

A Celebration of Flight, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Albany Records TROY672, 2004

Tchaikovsky: 1812, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Telarc CD 80541, 2001

Respighi: Pines of Rome, Fountains of Rome, Metamorphoseon Modi XII, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Telarc CD-80505, 2000

Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Symphony In C, La Peri, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Telarc CD-80515, 1999

Prevailing Winds, Cincinnati Wind Symphony, Summit Records DCD 192, 1997

William Grant Still: Afro American Symphony, Kaintuck’, Dismal Swamp and Olly Wilson: Expansions III, Cincinnati Philharmonia Orchestra, Centaur Records CRC 2331, 1997