About the Clinician
Mr. Dwyane “Bix” Hollenbach – Director of Bands at Timberline Middle School and Assistant Director at Lone Peak HS in Alpine Utah, is a former lecturer of trumpet at the University of Nevada Reno and currently trumpet with the Reno Philharmonic, and Reno Chamber Orchestras, as well as freelance trumpet in Utah, Reno, and Northern California. Mr. Hollenbach is a native of Perkasie, Pennsylvania, a small town north of Philadelphia, PA. After completing his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in trumpet performance at the Manhattan School of Music, Mr. Hollenbach began an eclectic career in performing and teaching, starting in Nashville, TN, playing with locals Mini Pearl and Boots Randolph, as well as playing for Opryland and the Grand Old Opry. After mo
ving back to New York City and playing trumpet in various groups, Mr. Hollenbach began a series of Broadway show tours starting with The King and I, and continuing for the next five years on the road with Meet Me in St. Louis, Mystery of Edwin Drood, Me and My Girl, Singing in the Rain, and others. After these tours, Mr. Hollenbach began his Doctoral studies at the University of Kentucky with trumpeter Vince DiMartino. Mr. Hollenbach then returned home to Philadelphia to play and tour with the Chestnut Brass Company and to teach at Temple University. After moving to and teaching and playing in Nevada for the past 15 years, Mr. Hollenbach and his family moved to Utah to begin a new adventure.
Mr. Hollenbach is married to Emily, a horn player and teacher. They moved to Utah a year ago, and live in Pleasant Grove with their 4 children, Julianna (13), Gabriel (11), Rebekah (9), and Benny (7) and love to play music together and as a family as often as they can.