Jeremy Van Hoy
Graduating from great music schools isn’t always a predictor for success, but in the case of Jeremy Van Hoy, the prediction came true. A protégé of Fritz Kaenzig, University of Michigan, and Frank Crisafulli, Northwestern University, Jeremy is a world class and renowned bass trombonist. Without their encouragement and mentorship, Jeremy says he would likely have become an engineer rather than a performer who has gone on to win the gold medal in the prestigious Leonard Falcone Euphonium Competition. Jeremy landed in Colorado after a family vacation in the 80’s to Pike’s Peak, where he fell in love with the area and decided to start his musical career at the foot of the mountains in Colorado Springs. Along with being bass trombonist and arranger for the Denver Brass, Jeremy is a member of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Opera Colorado orchestra, and Boulder Philharmonic. Even with all that, he is also the band director and low brass instructor at Colorado College and plays in the folk band, Edith Makes a Paperchain.
Success sometimes comes as a result of a little luck, and here too, Jeremy has had some help. For one, he landed a wonderful family in his wife Barbara and adorable daughter, Olivia. We shouldn’t forget his cat Freda, who allows them all to live with her too. When not performing, Jeremy can be found hiking, biking, conducting, arranging and eating all the chocolate he can without gaining any weight!