Meet the musicians

Brent Mead

Brent Mead, a Mason City, Iowa native, is an enthusiastic performer, educator, and supporter of music in the Kansas City area. During his career, Brent has enjoyed serving his community in several performing and educational roles. He joined the Wichita Symphony as principal trombone in 2018. He has performed with the Kansas City Symphony, Orchestra Iowa, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, Fountain City Brass Band, Sunflower Music Festival Orchestra, and many other ensembles. 

Brent created an educational program of new works for solo trombone, effects pedals, and fixed media designed around the struggles of life in 2022. This program, Stories, discusses topics like failure, jealousy, abuse, anxiety, and uncertainty of the future with the hopes of normalizing the sharing of our struggles. 

Brent is also passionate about education and enjoys sharing his love of music. In 2021, Brent joined the faculty at MidAmerica Nazarene University where he teaches applied low brass lessons, music history, and aural skills. He has given masterclasses and recitals at Missouri State University, Kansas State University, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Wichita State University. In addition to his college teaching roles, he has made guest appearances with the Kansas City Trombone Workshop, Olathe Youth Symphony, and Wichita Symphony Orchestra Youth Orchestra. Brent is thankful to be able to share his love of music with a variety of students and audiences.