Tess Cayton is a musician and an educator based in Brooklyn. She holds a Bachelor's of Trombone Performance from Baldwin Wallace University and a Master’s of Trombone Performance at Carnegie Mellon University. She has experience in arranging and playing in chamber ensembles, jazz bands, wind ensembles, and orchestras. Tess has studied with a variety of musicians such as Thomas Hornig, Tim Albright, Kenneth Heinlein, Whitney Clair, Mark Fisher, Richard Stout, Peter Sullivan, Jeffery Dee, and Rebecca Cherian.
In 2018, Tess attended the Atlantic Brass Quintet Seminar in Appleton, Wisconsin. The summer after, she spent her time in Bellingham, Washington performing at the Marrowstone Music Festival. The events of 2020 did not stop Tess from continuing her summer musical adventures as she attended DePaul's Summer Trombone Intensive over Zoom.
Tess has had the opportunity to play with other students and members of the Pittsburgh Symphony for a benefit concert where we raised over $4,000 to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. She has also performed as acting Principal Trombone with the Westmoreland Symphony.
Although Tess is classically inclined, she has had a lot of fun playing in a variety of bands playing Beatles tunes, 1970’s hits, and jazz.
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Master’s Degree
- NYC/Tri-State Area
Interested in touring?
- Instrumentalist/Pit Musician
- Arts Administration
Person of Color?